We are excited to announce that Random House authors, Laura McHugh and Rena Olsen, will be headlining the 2018 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference! Fort Madison native, McHugh, is the author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood. Olsen, a writer, therapist and teacher, is the author of The Girl Before and With You Always, which will be released in August.
Also presenting will be Iowa City author, Craig Hart, who is the owner of Northern Lake Publishing and author of the Shelby Alexander Thriller Series; Jan Walters, a Des Moines-based author whose books include Believe and the Ghost and Cop Series; Bill Zahren, author of the Kingman & Reed novels and Rob Cline, author of Murder by the Slice.
The conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Community Hope Church in Montezuma from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the doors opening at 8:30. If you pre-register by September 12, the cost for the all-day conference is only $30 and that includes lunch. If you choose to pay at the door, the cost is $40, which also includes your lunch. A pre-registration form is available here: 2018_pre-registration_form.pdf
We still have two spots available for the Laura McHugh manuscript or query letter consultation opportunity! This is a first come, first serve opportunity. The deadline for submissions has been extended. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the opportunity. Consultation cost is $50. For details and a pre-registration form, please click on the Info tab under the Writers' Conference tab.
We will also be holding our ninth annual fiction writing contest. The first place prize is $100. Second place will receive $50 and third will receive $25. The rules are that your entry has to be fiction, no more than 2500 words and one entry per person. Cost to enter is $5. The deadline to enter is Sept. 1.
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