Friday, September 4, 2015

Pikes Peak Writers September News and Events

September Open Critique

The Zebulon

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
The  2016 Zebulon Fiction Writing Contest opens this month. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Writers, the Zebulon gives fiction writers at all levels the chance to get their work in front of professional agents and editors. The contest simulates the real process of acquiring an agent, serving as an excellent learning experience. Do you have what it takes to get published? The Zebulon will help you find out.

Contest Dates: Contest opens September 14th, 2015. Contest closes November 1st, 2015, 12:00 p.m, MST. Only the first 400 entries will be accepted.

September Write Brain
What:  Querying an Agent and The Zebulon
Who:  Joel Quevillon
When: Sept 156:30-8:30
Where: Carnegie room of Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
More Information: Manuscript done, but not sure about the next step? Come learn how to prep your work for submission to an agent. Do’s and don’ts so you won’t get a rejection before they even look at your novel. We’ll touch on Query Letters and Synopses.  
What’s The Zebulon got to do with it? The Zebulon is PPW’s Fiction Writing Contest, which simulates the real process of acquiring an agent.
About the Presenter: Joel Quevillon’s first Pikes Peak Writers Conference was in 2008, and he volunteered for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 conferences. He is on the Zebulon committee and has judged the contest numerous times. Joel writes speculative fiction, which gives him the opportunity to touch several genres. He got serious about writing after a dinner conversation with two authors in 2007 and has been at the keyboard ever since. Hiking 14ers, fly fishing and college football are the major distracters to his writing. Joel has spent most of the last 20 years in some form of journalism or communications position. Joel has degrees in journalism and management from the University of Arkansas. (Woo Pig Sooie!) He lives on the other side of Pikes Peak.
Facebook Event: Want to see who else is coming? Check here.