The Penn Writer is a bimonthly newsletter that allows Pennwriters to share their news, submit articles about writing and related topics, and communicate about upcoming events. The newsletter’s all-purpose goal is to inform, entertain, teach and inspire writers. Each issue has a Member News section, where writers can share their recent accomplishments, and several Writers Toolbox sidebars, where helpful information is noted. Other sections include Market News, President’s Column, Area Listings and Quotes. Members are invited to submit articles about writing, marketing, publishing and the creative process. They are encouraged to share accomplishments, tips, great quotes, book recommendations, etc. Relevant artwork, photos and book cover images are also welcome. Those wishing to submit an article should follow these general guidelines—700 words (1-page article) and 1,400 (2-page article). For articles exceeding 1,500 words, contact the editor in advance. Blurb submissions of any length are welcome.
2017 Submission deadlines and themes—
May/June theme: writers toolbox—what you use to help you in your writing life
Submission deadline: April 1
July/Aug theme: mystery, suspense and the art of tale-telling
Submission deadline: June 1
Sept/Oct theme: networking and the writers market—selling your work, your writing career, making money, etc.
Submission deadline: Aug. 1
Nov/Dec theme: romance and women’s fiction
Submission deadline: Oct. 1
Email submissions to Heather Desuta, newsletter editor, at Newsletter@pennwriters.org, with the words “PENN WRITER SUBMISSION” in the subject line of your email message, and include your Area number. Thank you for your participation and help in making the newsletter a collaborative product, showcasing member talent and tips for writers at all stages of their careers. The newsletter is one of the many benefits of being a member of Pennwriters. An example of our newsletter can be found below. Members can download most recent and archived newsletters .
* Please note that submissions will be edited and are accepted at the discretion of the editor.
Example Newsletter: 2016PennWriterMarchApril