WNBA Writing Contest now accepting submissions

WNBA Writing Contest
now accepting submissions

Categories:
Fiction | Creative nonfiction/memoir | Poetry | YA Fiction

Prizes:
$250 cash for the winner in each category and publication in The Bookwoman.

Deadline:
March 1, 2018

Submission Guidelines:
wnba-books.org/contest

 

Women Writing About Mothers and Daughters

Friday, March 31 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 W 10th St
New York, NY 10003

Co-sponsored with the Women’s National Book Association Moderated by WNBA board member Harriet Shenkman.

Panelists Include:

• Gayle Forman, am award-winning journalist and author whose many bestselling young adult novels include the New York Times bestsellers I was Here, Just One Day, and If I Stay, which was turned into a major motion picture. Most recently she has written her first adult novel, Leave Me.

• Molly Jong-Fast, the author of three book, the most recent of which is The Social Climber’s Handbook and has contributed to the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and many other newspapers and magazines.

• Betsy Lerner, an agent with Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, and the author of The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice for Writers, Food and Loathing, and The Bridge Ladies.

• Nadja Spiegelman, the author of I’m Supposed to Protect you from All This, and co-editor of Resist!, a tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists.

If you would like to attend this event, please complete registration.

MoCCA Arts Festival

Saturday,April 1 – Sunday, April 2 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Metropolitan West
639 W 46th St between 11th and 12th Avenues
New York, NY 10036

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

Admission is $5 per day. Tickets are sold at the door. Children under 10 are free.

How To Write A Memoir Without Ruining Your Life
Meredith Maran

Monday, April 3 at 7 pm

Book Culture
450 Columbus Ave
Benilde Little

New York, NY 10024

A discussion with Meredith Maran, author of The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention, and Benilde Littleauthor of Welcome to My Breakdown.

Admission is free. Click here to reserve a copy of Maran’s or Little’s books.

WNBA’s New NGO Youth Rep Caitlin Morrow

The WNBA-NYC chapter is happy to announce the appointment of our new NGO Youth Representative at the United Nations Department of Public Information for 2014-2015, Pace MS in Publishing Student, Caitlin Estelle Morrow. Please join us in welcoming her. Caitlyn will be joining fellow classmate, Dena Mekawi who has been serving as a NGO Youth Representative at the United Nations Department of Public Information since the fall of 2013.

CaitlinI am so excited to have been given the opportunity to represent the WNBA on the world stage. I double majored in International Studies and English Literature in college and I never thought I would have the chance to use both degrees simultaneously…until now. I was an active member of Model United Nations and having access to the real UN is surreal. Through my briefings at the UN, I hope to increase my awareness of major global issues and effectively communicate these concerns back to the WNBA members.” 

Caitlin Morrow recently graduated magna cum laude from Elmira College, receiving BA degrees in International Studies and English Literature. She is currently a graduate student at Pace University pursuing an M.S. in Publishing degree. Upon acceptance into the program, she received two merit based scholarships: the Graduate President’s Scholarship and American Media Inc. Scholarship.

She has extensive experience with Amnesty International, serving as treasurer of her college’s club. An active member of her college’s Model United Nations club, she participated in several conferences along the East Coast and Montreal. She also served as club secretary as a sophomore. During her junior year, Caitlin was selected to study abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan. Here she was able to immerse herself in the Japanese culture, living with a host family and traveling on the weekends. On her trip to South Africa, she assisted a community garden in planting sustainable food for local families. She has also traveled to India, where she visited a boys’ orphanage to play and interact with the children.

Caitlin has been a summer intern for the Independent Publishers of New England, helping them increase membership by 20%, while performing editorial and marketing tasks for three publishing companies. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Link of the Week: Brooklyn Book Festival

BBFhomepagelogo-2014Make sure to mark your calendars, because the Brooklyn Book Festival is coming to town this Sunday!

Many serious readers, if asked, would tell you that there are few ways to better spend a day than to be surrounded by books in a cozy environment, enveloped in a world they can hold in their hands. There is also the kind of reader who forays into the realm of nature with just a book, no library or comfy couch needed.

Books unite us, despite our genre, reading device, and environmental preferences. And what better way is there to celebrate the book than by checking out the Brooklyn Book Festival? As the largest free literary event in New York City, the Festival promises events for every kind of reader and book professional, and even the causal passerby. From author readings and Q&A’s, trivia night and scavenger hunts, workshops, talks from top professionals and panel discussions, with music, art and food thrown in, attendees have a wide range of events to choose from. Click here to see the full list of events.

Events will be organized around the Brooklyn Borough Hall, but be sure to check out confirmed locations for any events you’re particularly interested in.

Events run from Sept. 15th until Sept. 22nd; main event is Sunday, Sept. 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

logo_wnbaThe WNBA is coming!
Take some time to check out the WNBA’s booth at the Festival on Sunday, the 21st. They’re currently looking for interns, so drop by their booth (#703) and meet some new people from this fabulous organization! Read about this event.

Link of the Week: Celebrating Women in Publishing for Women’s History Month

What better time to celebrate women in publishing than during Women’s History Month? In order to celebrate, we must acknowledge the great groups that bring women in the industry together. One aspect we can all attest to in publishing is the importance of networking, and to have access to these groups is very helpful.

You may have already heard of the Women’s National Book Association from here on the blog. Our blog editor, Professor Denning, is the President of the NYC Chapter of the WNBA. Joining the association gives access to great events, archives, and forums. A student membership is only $20 too. Learn more about the WNBA NYC Chapter here. Check out the organization’s main website here.

We can’t forget about the wonderful women of the magazine publishing industry. Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP) was formed in 1998 by women who felt the need for an organization that addressed the leadership aspirations of women in magazine publishing. The EWIP has two goals: to educate, empower and support women in publishing and to educate, empower and support women and girls through the power of publishing. If you want to join the digital media industry, Women in Digital Media is an EWIP group that can benefit these ambitions as well. A student membership is only $35 and includes access to the mentor program. Learn more about the EWIP here.

Another great group is NYC Women in Publishing. Founder Keri Witman says about the group: “I started this networking group to ensure I never again lost touch with the fabulous, inspiring women I’ve worked with in the past.

With the long hours and energy we dedicate to being successful in our publishing careers, it is all too easy to forget to devote time to building, expanding and fostering our network of professionals across the industry. That is why I founded NYC Women in Publishing. Starting from an email list of only 30 women, the group has grown to nearly 1,400 members in the NYC area.”

There is no fee to register, and you simply have to join the LinkedIn group. You will be alerted of events, job openings, and happy hours, and be able to communicate with other members of the group. The next Networking Happy Hour is Friday, March 14th at 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at The Playwright Tavern.