wag digest

The WAG Digest, a Writers Alliance of Gainesville publication, is filled with writing news, tips, and contests. It also includes WAG BRAGS, such as news about member speaking engagements, classes offered, and recently published books.

Issues come out on the first day of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

If you have news for the publication, email the article to Editor Wendy Thornton two weeks in advance of publication.

 

You may download past issues shown below.

November – December 2015

September – October 2015 

July – August 2015

May – June 2015

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • Top 4 Free & Incredibly Useful Writing Apps
  • Dialogue Technique Dos and Don’ts
  • How Literary Agents Get Paid
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

March – April 2015

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • A Land Remembered: WAG Speaker Rick Smith on his Father, Patrick Smith by Wendy ThorntonManuscript Tips For Entering Contests
  • Query Letter POV
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

January – February 2015

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Reminder that Bacopa Literary Review contest submissions are open to August 15
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • Top Reasons to Query Literary Agents Before Resorting to “Plan B”
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

November – December 2014

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Resources from the Arts in Medicine program
  • Kal Rosenberg Obituary
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • The Booksellers Battle: Hachette and Amazon by Wendy Thornton
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

September – October 2014

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • Deadly Sins of Online Promotion for Writers
  • Calls for Submissions
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities

July – August 2014

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Reminder that Bacopa Literary Review contest submissions are open to August 15
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • The Literary Agent of the Future – Writer’s Relief, Inc.
  • What Agents Don’t Want – Wendy Thornton
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

May – June 2014

  • Review of coming WAG speaker programs
  • Reminder that Bacopa Literary Review contest submissions are still open!
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • The 5 Elements Literary Agents Look for in an “Author Platform”
  • An outline of Fantasy Genres
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

March – April 2014

  • Survey of coming monthly attractions: poetry month, Lezlie Laws on the inner critic and more
  • Stories and writers – WAG Brags
  • Information on “writing good” and National Poetry Month (April)
  • “How to Submit to Literary Journals” by WAG’s own Wendy Thornton
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions

January – February 2014

  • How to Submit Your Writing to Literary Magazines (Krishan Coupland)
  • Best Selling Books of 2013 – Is your book on the list?
  • Notes from WAG members: “We got published. We won awards. You can, too!”
  • Contests, Conferences and Workshops – Writing Opportunities
  • Calls for Submissions