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Still time! Pitch fiction to Amy Stapp at Agent Fest!

Amy is one of eight literary agents participating in the MWW Agent Fest Online, November 18-21. Amy Stapp received her BA from Samford University and MA from Georgia State University before beginning her publishing career at Macmillan, where she was an editor for seven years and had the privilege of working with numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling […]

Pitch fiction & nonfiction to Jolene Haley at Agent Fest!

Jolene Haley is one of eight literary agents participating in the MWW Agent Fest Online, November 18-21. Check out Jolene’s Wish List! Broad range of MG and YA: especially contemporary, mystery, magical realism, romance, and horror. Adult fiction: commercial women’s fiction, romance (all subgenres), mystery/crime, horror, and immersive literary fantasies. Nonfiction: lifestyle, health, wellness, self-help, […]

Pitch fiction & nonfiction to Latoya Smith at Agent Fest Online!

Latoya is one of eight literary agents participating in the MWW Agent Fest Online, November 18-21. Latoya C. Smith started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Times bestselling author, Teri Woods at Teri Woods Publishing while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Temple University. She graduated Cum Laude from Temple in August of 2005. She […]

Conversation with author Lara Ehrlich

Midwest Writers Workshop presents another installment of our “Conversation with an Author” series. MWW board member Lylanne Musselman talked with MWW alum Lara Ehrlich about her newly released book, her writing life and her MWW experience. Lara Ehrlich’s work been published in literary magazines, including F(r)iction, Hunger Mountain, and StoryQuarterly, and has been recognized with many awards and […]

Join us: MWW + Finish Strong for 2020

What a year 2020 has been, right?! We’re heading into the last three months of the year. How does that make you feel? Are you where you want to be with your writing goals? It’s a good time to dust off your writing goals for 2020 and see how you’re doing. Even in the midst […]

Join us for a Facebook Live “Conversation with Annie Sullivan”

We love it. Yes, MWW loves when writers succeed. When they leave our conferences crafting better sentences, improving clever plots, developing stronger characters. When they leave with friendships and a community of writing supporters and encouragers. Yes, MWW loves to celebrate writers. And now it’s Annie Sullivan we celebrate! Join us for a Facebook Live […]

Join us! MWW Agent Fest Online 2020

MWW Agent Fest Online 2020: November 18-21, 2020 Wednesday 9:30 am, ET through Saturday 5:00 pm, ET. {Cost: REDUCED! $199} Our 2019 MWW Agent Fest was a big success! What attendees said: To have one-on-one time with an agent is invaluable. The agents were all great and attentive. The conference was packed with useful information and opportunities. […]

Accept the 90 Days to Your Novel challenge – with Sarah Domet

Meet fiction author Sarah Domet! Sarah Domet is the author of The Guineveres, originally released from Flatiron Books/Macmillan in October 2016. It received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal along with praise from O Magazine, People, Elle, Real Simple, Harper’s Bazaar, and The New York Times Book Review. Southern Living voted it one of the Best Books of 2016 by Southern Authors and Bustle included it on […]

Lori Rader-Day presents An Autopsy of a Novel – MWW20

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of The Lucky One (February 2020), Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She lives in Chicago, where she is co-chair of the mystery readers’ conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and the national president of Sisters in Crime. [Support Midwest Writers […]