Current Events

May 25th, 2021

Next set of Guild zoom meetings are open to all associate and full members.

June 16

Author L. Brown will provide a brief talk on the use of grammar.

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 20

May 5th, 2021

The 2021 UK Kindle Storyteller contest is open and accepting entries!

The Kindle Storyteller Award is a £20,000 literary prize recognising outstanding writing. It is open to writers who publish in English in any genre through Kindle Direct Publishing. Readers—helped by a panel of judges—play a significant role in selecting the winner. The Kindle Storyteller Award is open for entries between 1 May and 31 August 2021.

For inspiration, learn more about 2020’s Kindle Storyteller winner Anna McNuff, author of Llama Drama.

See the UK Kindle Storyteller contest page for full entry requirements.

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing

April 24th, 2021

The website has been updated. Thank you to Bob (Group 5), who was able to greatly assist with the recent updates. There are new links for current events, Anthology 5 and Board Meetings at the top of the Home page. Go there and check them out. Further updating will take place over the next few weeks.
Thank you to Carmenn (Group 6) who suggested listing current information for Anthology 5 and for providing input toward the inclusive statement found on the home page.

April 19th, 2021

Minutes from the April 14th Zoom Guild Meeting

  1. Welcoming
  2. Nikki spoke for the City Voices Anthology submissions. (see below)
  3. Sarah Farr spoke on the topic: writing historical nonfiction.
  4. Anthology 5: Discussion ensued concerning the minimum word count for and recommendations for Guild members who wish to propose and complete Anthology 6.
  5. Next guild zoom: May 12th Need a host for this meeting. Please contact Neil or Bob in advance.
  • City Voices Anthology

Submission Details

 Anyone 55 and over living in The Golden Horseshoe/Hamilton, or anywhere in the Halton region can submit.

Theme:  “In these dark times, it’s those small acts of kindness that keep us alive, after all. They remind us of our humanity” – R.J. Palacio

It’s been a tough year, a year like no other, but in all the difficulties and restrictions, the loneliness and the frustrations there have been acts of kindness and moments of light that helped eased the hardships.

In this anthology we want to focus on the positives that came out of a difficult year; insights realized, kindness given or received, things you did to maintain inner peace and hope.

Poetry –

Submit  1, 2 or 3 short poems or one long one.

Fiction or Non-fiction work;

Submit one piece only. Limit it to 1200 words. Please state whether it is fiction or non-fiction.

The format must adhere to the following –  12 times roman font, 1.5 spacing. No excess capitals including in the title.

Photography/Art Work

Submit 1, 2 or 3 pieces – on pictures taken in 2021.

Deadline to Submit – August 2021

Submissions will be accepted until the end of August. If your piece is accepted, you will be required to sign a release form allowing me to publish your story, art etc.  You are granting one time rights to your work however the rights of the story or artwork belong to you.

As this is a community project, please no erotica or swear words.

If your piece is accepted, you will receive one free copy of the book. Project will be completed March 31, 2022.

Any questions please feel free to email me. Nikki

March 2021

Welcome everyone to this new current events page open to public viewing.

As a member of the HMWG you can post your achievements past, present and future here. Let us know of your most recent publishing or upcoming reading.

Keep informed on the Guild Zoom Meetings happening in 2021.

May 12.

Links for the zoom meetings are sent to your writing coordinator.

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