Author Archives: Springfield Writers' Guild

About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.

February 24, 2018 Speaker

Paul William Bass was born in Independence, Missouri.  He graduated from William Chrisman High School, Southwest Baptist College and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He began his writing career in 2007 with publication of No Little Dreams: Henry Garland Bennett, Educator … Continue reading

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First Mini-Contest of 2018

Prizes = $75/$50/$25/HM Rules: 1. Must be a member to enter. 2. Story must be complete: beginning/middle/end 3. Your story can be nonfiction (true), fiction or a poem. 4. Entry must be 750 words or less. 5. Any story or … Continue reading

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Writing stories is like excavating a fossil

According to King, there are two necessities to become a good writer: read a lot and write a lot. In order to learn and perfect the craft, it is necessary to read and write every day in a place where … Continue reading

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January 27 Speaker

Tierney James will speak at the January 27 meeting of the Springfield Writers’ Guild  on: “How social media can benefit your writing.” Tierney has been in education for over thirty years. She recently stopped teaching World Geography for a nearby … Continue reading

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Member Kudos for Missouri Writers’ Guild

Anyone have MWG member kudos or chapter news to share about upcoming end of the year events? Send it as a Word file to and she will get it on the website and FB page. 🙂

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2017 Writing Contests

  Cosmographia Books is hosting a monthly poetry contest. One poem a month will receive publication and $50. Any style, any length. Submissions are open on a rolling basis. Poems are chosen after the 25th of each month. There is a $3 … Continue reading

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October 28 Speaker

Criticism and rejection letters never help a writer — or do they? What can you learn from critique? Speaker, Annie England Noblin will address these issues at the October 28 meeting. Annie teaches ​English and Communications for Arkansas State University … Continue reading

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