First IWSG for 2021



The IWSG lost a great friend in December. Jo Wake (Jo on Food, Life, and a Scent of Chocolate) has passed away. Jo was a great friend of writers.

She was an avid beta reader for some and for others, she would buy our books and offer reviews and shout outs from her blog. She never considered herself a "writer" although her poems and a few short stories made their way into publication, not to mention she wrote on her blog almost daily entertaining us with her check-ins and updates. If you knew Jo, you know she was a loving wife to Matt and a busy lady who never allowed life's hiccups to slow her down. She kept busy with her blog, her books, cooking, bowling, and the hunt for the best asparagus.

To honor Jo, the IWSG is hosting a hop on February's IWSG posting day in Jo's honor. If you knew Jo, we'd love to hear how she touched your life. If you didn't know her, we'd still love to have you join our tribute on February 6 and share a recipe that brings you warm memories of friendship and love.

Sign up here to join the official hop. 

Jo was more than a blogger buddy, she was one of the very best friends I never had the pleasure of meeting. So, I will save my words for the hop because she deserves for the words to be done right. The keen editor in her would appreciate that. 💚


Thanks to all of you who make up the IWSG and to this month's awesome co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise - Fundy Blue.

Dark Matter: Artificial

An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology 

Discover dark matter’s secrets… 

What is an AI’s true role? Will bumbling siblings find their way home from deep space? Dark matter is judging us—are we worthy of existence? Would you step through a portal into another reality? Can the discoverer of dark matter uncover its secrets?

Ten authors explore dark matter, unraveling its secrets and revealing its mysterious nature. Featuring the talents of Stephanie Espinoza Villamor, C.D. Gallant-King, Tara Tyler, Mark Alpert, Olga Goldin, Steph Wolmarans, Charles Kowalski, Kim Mannix, Elizabeth Mueller, and Deniz Bevan. 

Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a journey across time and space. Prepare for ignition! 

Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter. https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/ 

Release date: May 4, 2021

Print ISBN 9781939844828 $14.95

EBook ISBN 9781939844835 $4.99

Science Fiction: Collections & Anthologies (FIC028040) / Space Exploration (FIC028130) / Genetic Engineering (FIC028110)

186 pages 

Artificial - Stephanie Espinoza Villamor https://stephanieespinoza.com/

Space Folds and Broomsticks - C.D. Gallant-King  http://www.cdgallantking.ca/

Rift – Kim Mannix  https://makesmesodigress.com/

The Utten Mission – Steph Wolmarans  https://www.teasighcreate.com/

Sentient – Tara Tyler  https://taratylertalks.blogspot.com/

One to Another – Deniz Bevan http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/

Resident Alien - Charles Kowalski  https://charleskowalski.com/

Nano Pursuit – Olga Godim  https://olgagodim.wordpress.com

Resurgence – Elizabeth Mueller  http://www.elizabethmueller.com/

Vera’s Last Voyage – Mark Alpert  http://www.markalpert.com/


#IWSGPit Twitter Pitch

Thanks to all who participated in the January, 2020 Twitter pitch - over ten thousand Tweets and we were a trending topic!



The next #IWSGPit will be in January 20, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 20, 2021, Tweet your pitch. If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query.

Many writers have seen their books published from a Twitter pitch - it’s a quick and easy way to put your manuscript in front of publishers and agents.

Rules:

Writers may send out 1 Twitter pitch every hour per manuscript.

Publishers/Agents will favorite/heart pitches they are interested in. Publishers can either Tweet basic submission guidelines or direct writers to their submission guidelines. (Writers, please do not favorite/heart pitches.)

No images allowed in pitches.

Pitches must include GENRE/AGE and the hashtag #IWSGPit.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...