Entries by Midwest Writers

MWW Agent Fest Postponed

#MWWAgentFest Update Concerning the Coronavirus: Agent Fest Postponed March 11, 2020 Amid the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and a situation that has evolved rapidly, the board of directors of the Midwest Writers Workshop has voted to postpone Agent Fest. Several universities in our state and around the country have canceled in-person classes for the next […]

Pitch to Jennifer Grimaldi at MWW 2020 Agent Fest!

Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jennifer Grimaldi Jennifer is one of eight literary agents coming to the 2020 MWW Agent Fest, March 13-14 at the Ball State Alumni Center, Muncie, Indiana. Raised on a steady diet of Holly Black & Philip Pullman, Jennifer Grimaldi has always gravitated toward otherworldly, fantastical novels that reflect our own […]

MWW 2020 Agent Fest, March 13-14

The 2nd Annual MWW Agent Fest: March 13-14, 2020 Friday 12:30 pm through Saturday 5:00 pm. {EARLY BIRD COST: $259 / $299 after 12/31/19} Prepare. Pitch. Publish. #preppitchpub Our first 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. […]

“Being a good writer is about listening and observing” | MWW19

Come meet poet Mitchell L.H. Douglas … Mitchell L. H. Douglas is the author of dying in the scarecrow’s arms, \blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, an NAACP Image Award and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University […]

Get help to build authentic lives for your characters | MWW19

Come meet author Cole Lavalais … Cole Lavalais’ work can be found in the Chicago Tribune, Obsidian, Apogee, Warpland, Tidal Basin Review, Aquarius Press, and others. Her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, was published by Willow Books in 2016. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Center for Black Fiction, VONA and the Callaloo Writing Workshops. She’s been […]