Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology Release and Contest Opens

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.

Today’s question:
What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?


I’m posting a day early because it’s release day!

Masquerade: Oddly Suited
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology
Young Adult Fiction: Romance - General/Paranormal/Contemporary
Print ISBN 9781939844644 $14.95
EBook ISBN 9781939844651 $4.99

Find love at the ball…

Can a fake dating game show lead to love? Will a missing key free a clock-bound prince? Can a softball pitcher and a baseball catcher work together? Is there a vampire living in Paradise, Newfoundland? What’s more important—a virtual companion or a date to the ball?

Ten authors explore young love in all its facets, from heartbreak to budding passion. Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Jennifer Lane, C.D. Gallant-King, Elizabeth Mueller, Angela Brown, Myles Christensen, Deborah Solice, Carrie-Anne Brownian, Anstice Brown, and Chelsea Marie Ballard.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will mystify and surprise even as they touch your heart. Don your mask and join the party…

Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter.

Links: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / iTunes / Kobo / Dancing Lemur Press LLC / Goodreads



The 2019 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest is now open for submissions!

Guidelines and rules:

Word count: 3500-5000

Genre: Middle Grade Historical – Adventure/Fantasy

Theme:Voyagers

Submissions accepted: May 1 - September 4, 2019

How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no page numbers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.

Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges:
Elizabeth S. Craig, author and honorary judge
Dianne K. Salerni, author
S.A. Larsen, author
Rachna Chhabria, author
Tonja Drecker, author
Lynda Dietz, editor
David Powers King, author
Lindsay Davis Auld, agent - Writers House

Prizes: The winning stories will be edited and published by Freedom Fox Press next year in the IWSG anthology. Authors will receive royalties on books sold, both print and eBook. The top story will have the honor of giving the anthology its title.


Our previous IWSG anthologies -
Masquerade: Oddly Suited
Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime
Hero Lost: The Mysteries of Death and Life
Parallels: Felix Was Here


Are you ready for a new anthology to read and a new contest to enter?

56 comments:

  1. A huge CONGRATULATIONS on the release of Masquerade: Oddly Suited. A lot of wonderful stories and authors. Wishing everyone much success.

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  2. Congratulations to all the authors!
    Theme reveal for the next one tomorrow.

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  3. This time I should probably do one. Maybe, but as usual I seem to have a lot distracting me from writing. Maybe when I see the theme I'll get inspired.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. The theme is really good - check back tomorrow.

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  4. Congrats on the release!

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  5. Congrats to all the authors. Next theme should be fun.

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  6. Congrats to the authors and publisher on release day.
    FYI: the solar flowers were ordered on Amazon.

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    1. Thank you, I'm going to get some.

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    2. I was at Walmart today and they had some colored-glass solar flowers that were very pretty.
      Have a great one.

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  7. Hope the contest goes well Diane.

    Yvonne.

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  8. I don't think I'd have a clue how to write middle grade, but this sounds tailor made for C. Lee McKenzie!

    Congrats on the big release day! Hope all goes well.

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  9. Congrats on all the hard work behind the scenes, Diane!

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  10. This is a great anthology with loads of talent on-board. And I'm super excited to be part of the next anthology! As you know, MG is where my heart is!

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    1. That's wonderful you are a judge again.

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  11. So exciting! That theme should bring in lots of wonderful stories!

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  12. Congrats on the big release. Looking forward to reading what these IWSG members came up with.

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  13. Congrats to all of the Masquerade authors! And I'm very interested in seeing what people do with the latest anthology theme. Love the idea of voyagers.

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  14. Congratulation to this group of talented authors.

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  15. Huge congrats on your launch! Here's to great success with this one and the next and the next.

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  16. Congrats on the launch! And the theme for the next anthology sounds like so much fun. :)

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  17. Congrats on the launch! I'm looking forward to reading the new anthology - they all been awesome. The upcoming anthology theme is intriguing - MG would be a new path for me.

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  18. Congratulations on the new release. Exciting times.
    JQ Rose

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  19. Congratulations on the release day. I'm eager for the upcoming anthology :)

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  20. This contest sounds fun and the judges are awesome. Unfortunately I know nothing about middle grade, historical, adventure or fantasy! 🤷‍♀️ It would be quite a challenge for me but I’m soooo tempted to try. 😂

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  21. I'm tempted to try the contest this year. We'll see if I come up with anything good enough. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  22. Yes, I am ready to read the new anthology that has come out. I've got my copy sitting on my iPad.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  23. Hooray for Oddly Suited! Glad to see a new IWSG anthology is hot on its heels.

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  24. I'm thrilled to see this anthology out in the world, and I love the theme of the next one!

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  25. This anthology sounds like fun as does the theme for the up and coming contest.

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  26. Yay for Masquerade: Oddly Suited! It's really nice seeing the IWSG publishing a romance anthology. :)

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  27. Love all the opportunities to get published in an anthology! I think I'd be terrible at writing a short story. Not that I'm an over writer. I tend to under write when it comes to novels. I always have to go back and write WAY more words.

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  28. Fantastic stories in this anthology!

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  29. Very excited that Masquerade had its book birthday! And here comes another fun anthology. Hope you have a good May.

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  30. Congrats to everyone on the new anthology! Hooray!

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  31. Release day, yay! Congrats to everyone involved in the anthology.

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  32. Congratulations everyone, hardwork usually pays off.

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  33. Congrats to all of the authors!!!

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  34. Congrats on the new anthology!

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  35. Congrats to all the authors in Masquerade :)

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  36. Congratulations to you and all the authors on the new release! I loved it!

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  37. Congrats to all the authors in Masquerade. Sounds like a great theme for the new one.

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  38. Congratulations on the release! I can't wait to dive into these stories.

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  39. Congratulations. Its great anthology. Love the color and title.

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  40. All of the anthologies have been great. It's such a wonderful idea. Love historical stories, so the next one should be another good one.

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  41. Congrats on the newest anthology! And much good luck to all writers entering the contest for the next one :)

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  42. AnonymousMay 06, 2019

    So great to see the anthology go from strength to strength every year! Adding my best wishes for those who are in this year's one and those who want to be in next year's!

    PS: We're staying in Kowloon, but travelling all around the islands and having such a blast!

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  43. Hi Diane, the 2019 Annual IWSG Anthology Contest sounds tempting I might have to re-adjust my schedule and submit something. Best wishes for a smashing success!

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  44. So far, the stories I've read have been wonderful!

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  45. Hi L. Diane...

    Congrats to all the writers in the latest IWSG anthology! ALL the best.

    Hope you doing okay with your arthritis. Now with spring and more rain, you may be feeling it more. I'm doing better with the warm weather, but I'll be returning north soon and it's rainy and damp. Ugh. Hopefully it will be dryer when I return to Chicago.

    I like the new theme for the next anthology... I should be finished with my rewrites for MOMMY KAY by July, so hopefully I'll have time to create a story to enter...fingers crossed.

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  46. Hope the furr babies were good to you on Mother's Day:)

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