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Jumpstart meets Sept. 11, 18, 25 • Oct. 2, 16, 23 • Nov. 6, 13, 20
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Jumpstart meets Sept. 12, 19, 26 • Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 • Nov. 7, 14, 21
I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry
September 21, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers Forum presenter Teri Sloat will talk about The Evolution of a Story: Allowing it to go through many forms.
Teri Sloat's talk about published works includes an insider's view of a novel in progress, discussing the stages a novel goes through from beginning to end.
Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova
CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine and is fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of Viking jokes.) Our readers are smart and curious; submissions are invited but not required to engage young adult themes. Especially welcome: works by people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQAI+ folks, genderqueer folks, and other marginalized peoples. Not welcome: cultural appropriation. Fav writers, YA and otherwise: Sarah McCarry, Nnedi Okorafor, Sherman Alexie, David Levithan, Daniel Jose Older, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Ntozake Shange, Anne Carson, Jacqueline Woodson, ZZ Packer, Angela Nissel, Sofia Samatar, Malory Ortberg, Saeed Jones, Octavia Butler, Andrea Gibson. “There’s room in the world for your dark weird truths.” Associate editor Anna Neher on what Cicada wants. The above is excerpted from Cicada’s Submission Guidelines….