Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shirley Fouts Book Signing

Shirley was the shinning star 

at her book signing today!

Her books sold like hotcakes and 

she is an inspiration to all of us!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

La Vina Wine Festival 2012

If you want Janice Brooks to sell your books at the 

 Vina Wine Festival 2012 

or you want to 

volunteer to help out at the EPWL table 

please contact Janice at: 


We limit the amount of books to 7 copies per title!

Shirley Fouts Book Signing

You are invited to Shirley Fouts book signing for 

"Sizzle On The Seine"

               Thursday 09/27/ 2012 2pm - 5pm

at The MonteVista 

1575 Belvidere Street 

El Paso, TX 79912

Promoting EPWL at the EPCC Literary Fiesta 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012



Lucia Zimmitti on Writing Mistakes

At our October meeting, Lucia Zimmitti presents:

The Ten Most Common Mistakes Fiction Writers Make

Lucia Zimmitti
Often the quickest and most effective route to learning how to do something well is learning what not to do. In my years of working with novelists and short story writers, I’ve noticed a pattern of mistakes in the manuscripts that have crossed my desk. Once you become aware of them, you’re that much closer to avoiding these easy-to-slip-into traps in your own writing, and therefore well on your way to crafting engaging pieces of fiction. We’ll discuss these common trouble spots in detail, as well as how to avoid them and how to make your work stronger in their absence. We’ll also tackle some writing exercises that can you can use time and time again at your desk.

Monday, September 3, 2012

More Contest Info

  A certification statement will be affixed to each entry form and must be signed by the entrant. 

If you are not planning to submit your entries personally, but will mail them, please write the following statement on the entry form and sign it:

        I certify that each entry is my original and unpublished piece and has never been awarded prizes in either an EPWL or other literary contest.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Our September meeting

Did you win a second or third prize in last year's El Paso Writers' League contest? Then we want you to come to the September 8 meeting and read one of your entries. We know you put a lot of hard work into your writing, and you deserve the public kudos.

Of course, the 8th is also this year's contest deadline. Note that there has always been a rule against resubmitting work that's won any prize in the past. This year we'll be enforcing that rule. So if you did win 2nd or 3rd place, by all means use the judge's comments to improve it, but please don't submit it again. Submit something new.

Finally, make sure you don't confuse your stuff with anyone else's. There's so much we all download from the Internet that we can forget whose work belongs to whom. So, just as a general precaution we'll ask you to confirm that you're submitting fresh, new material.

--Happy writing!

Bob Sanchez

El Paso Writers' League September Meeting -

El Paso Writers' League September Meeting -
Saturday, September 8, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Dorris Van Doren Library, 551 Redd Road.

Contest deadline!!!!!

During contest package turn-in:
All of you who won second or third place with one or more entries in the 2011contest will have the opportunity to read one of those entries to the membership. If you won a number of 2nd and 3rd places, please pick out your favorite and bring it to read. Also, if you felt that the judge's comments were helpful, you may share those with everyone.

For more information: 915-760-6536

The El Paso Writers' League 2012 Writing Contest Guidelines