Welcome to September 1 in Minnesota.

Yes, autumn is pushing summer aside. With fall comes the end to the Brainerd Writers Alliance annual writing contest. Thank you to all who submitted and good luck! Our September meeting will be a planning session for 2019. We’ll talk briefly about the 2018 changes and how they impacted the Read more…

Writing Fiction

Not that I’m doing that this week. I’m imaging myself writing fiction but instead, I’m promoting the Brainerd Writers Alliance MN writers contest and the writers’ conference. We still need submissions and we still need registrations to make this thing go. So that’s how my time is used. If you Read more…

May 2018 Brainerd Writers Alliance News and Meeting Agenda

2018 WRITERS CONFERENCE & BOOK FAIR Oct. 27, 2018 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Location to be announced Ticket sales open June 1 2018 Conference Speaker| Minnesota Book Award finalist Erin Hart Author of Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid, The Book of Killowen Spread the word to your writer friends Read more…

Call for submissions for Talking Stick 27

THE TALKING STICK is a locally published and nationally recognized publication. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Again, this year we celebrate the short form. Wanted:  SHORT Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction. Writers must be from Minnesota or have some connection to this area. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE VERY SHORT. Focus on short forms, Read more…

BWA 2017 Writing Contest, Fall Festival and Book Fair

Call for Entries, Minnesota writers Enter the Brainerd Writers Alliance 2017 Writing Contest   GUIDELINES and INFORMATION This contest is open to all writers who are residents of Minnesota. CATEGORIES Fiction: 2500 word limit. Tips: Stories need a strong hook to get the reader into the first scene; good development Read more…

2016 Writing Contest – call for entries

The Brainerd Writers Alliance is now accepting entries for their 2016 Writing Contest. This ‪contest‬ is open to all ‪Minnesota‬ ‪‎writers‬. Categories are fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. The Brainerd Writers Alliance Fall Festival will be held October 29th at the Northland Arboretum. Winners of this year’s writing contest will Read more…

Fall Writers Festival

Winners in the 2013 BWA Writers Contest

Congratulations to the 2013 BWA Writing Contest winners!   CREATIVE NONFICTION 1st Place–The Farm by Laura Murray from North Mankato, MN 2nd Place–Kinsee by Janet Preus from Minneapolis, MN   FICTION 1st Place–Loving Sanya by Kirstin Ruth Bratt from Sauk Rapids, MN 2nd Place–Sunrise, Banana, Chair by Bonnie West from Read more…

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