Success Stories

A Workshop, A Manuscript, A Book

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Or Why Attending a Writers Conference Can Help Your Career…. Or How I Became One of the First MWW Success Stories …. By Jama Kehoe Bigger I never pitched an agent. I never wrote a proposal. I never wrote a query. I never mailed the manuscript to the publisher. I never submitted any sample writing, …

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MWW Alumni News

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Bragging a bit! From Kate SeRine …I attended the 2010 Midwest Writers Workshop, courtesy of the Zilpha Danner Memorial Scholarship. While there, I learned some great information and made my first pitch to an editor. The editor requested my manuscript, and although she eventually passed on the manuscript, the experience was invaluable in boosting my …

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Success story: Veronica Roth

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MWW success story! During our 2009 MWW, agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of the Nancy Coffey Literary Agency met with workshop participants for pitch sessions and signed three authors as clients. In fact, Joanne now represents MWW attendee Veronica Roth who writes YA and has contracted a 3-book deal with Harper Collins Children’s books. Veronica’s first book, …

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Alumni News

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Toni Cantrell‘s book, The Gazebo, was released April 2011 from Belfire Press. Toni has three other novels in print, Strangers and Pilgrims and If Ever That Time Come with Author House and Absentminded by Voni Ryan (co-author Violet Ryan) also from Belfire Press. Another co-authored novel with Bea Simmons was published in July, 2011, and …

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MWW success stories: Dan Johnson and Lonnie Whitaker

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We’re always pleased to pass along the good news of publishing successes from our MWW participants. Dan Johnson, Schoolcraft, MI (2006 MWW alum), is author of The Detroit Electric Scheme (St. Martin’s Minotaur Books, September 2010) dejohnsonauthor.com. Dan is also our 2010  Friday luncheon speaker, “How I Got Here from There.” Q: How did you …

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