Entries by Midwest Writers

Q & A with agent Lois Winston

Lois Winston, Ashley Grayson Literary Agency Q: What should participants bring to their pitch sessions with you?  One page query letter and the first 2 pages (double-spaced) of their manuscript. Q: What are you looking for?  The Ashley Grayson Literary Agency was established in 1976 and handles both literary and commercial fiction, children’s fiction, and […]

Interview with author Patti Digh

INTRODUCING PATTI DIGH “I can’t wait to meet Patti, whose most recent book, Creative is a Verb, is full of the author’s fascinating personal stories. Patti inspires readers to get in touch with their uniqueness,” commented MWW committee member Cathy Shouse. “It also offers hundreds of thought-provoking quotes from everyone from Malcolm Gladwell to C.S. […]

Jane Friedman’s new book

The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations is a definitive and comprehensive view on how book publishing will evolve and transform. It analyzes the future of not only authors, but also agents, editors, publishers, bookstores, and reading/literacy in general. If you’ve been curious, fearful, or anxious—or just want to know the future ahead of everyone else […]

MWW Mini-workshop at Brownsburg Library

BROWNSBURG, IN – “How To Ramp Up Your Writing” will be the theme of a Saturday, April 23, mini-workshop presented by Midwest Writers Workshop. The workshop is $10 and open to persons interested in learning more about writing and in furthering their writing careers. It is scheduled at the Brownsburg Public Library (450 South Jefferson […]

Agent Swap: JL out – Jessica in

Sometimes it happens. A cancellation. And usually, when it does, it comes a week or so after the brochure for our summer workshop is printed and mailed. And that’s just what happened. We are disappointed to announce that literary agent JL Stermer is unable to participate in this year’s workshop. However, we are pleased to […]

MWW Writers’ Retreat, 2011 Fellows announced

Nine ‘Fellows’ to convene at Pokagon State Park The seventh annual Writers Retreat, sponsored by Midwest Writers Workshop, attracted the largest number of entries we have ever received, nearly 100 submissions from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Missouri and North Carolina. Nine novelists emerged at winners of the fellowships and will convene at Pokagon […]

MWW Writers’ Retreat mentor Terence Faherty

MWW Writers’ Retreat mentor Terence Faherty looks forward to publication of two books. Dance in the Dark is his latest mystery novel and The Hollywood Op is a collection of short stories. Both follow fictional private investigator Scott Elliott, an Indiana native living in California and working for a Hollywood security agency. Check out this interview […]