Feed Your Writer Newsletter, Apr 2023

Feed Your Writer…

Happy National Poetry Month!

Resources for Red Oak Members, April 2023


Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.                                                                                                                                   ~Adrienne Rich

Penmonkey Spotlight!

Donna Rewolinski is the author of the Novice Mystery series. She has a master’s degree in Social Work, is a practicing social worker, and is married to a veteran police detective. Donna belongs to the Red Oak Writer’s Critique Roundtable, Blackbird Writers, Sisters of Crime, and the Wisconsin Writer’s Association.

Her third cozy mystery novel, Novice Mystery: France is available now from Ten16 Press. 



Celebrate these Red Oak Folk accomplishments…

Daytona Dawn Danielsen featured Aleta Chossek‘s book at her website in a post titled: “Researching a Family Story in Kristine, Finding Home: Norway to America

Joanne Nelson is excited to have a blogpost, “Developmental Editors for Manuscripts and Life,” up at Brevity.

Kim Suhr‘s article, “Bound to Please: Book Publishing in Wisconsin,” appears in the most recent edition of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine. In addition, you can find her review of  Patterson House by Jane Cawthorne at Pink Panther Magazine.


Roundtables: Openings still available in the Sunday and Thursday afternoon groups
Time to Write! light your writing fire and keep it stoked
In-Person Craft Workshops to be held at NO Studios in Milwaukee, Friday mornings, 9:30 – 11:00 am

  • First Page: Get ‘em at Hello, April 28
  • The Art of the Short Story, May 19
  • Writing for Social Change, June 2

Registration opens for Red Oak members, Apr 3rd. (Nonmembers may register after Apr 11)


Fractured Lit’s Legends, Myths, and Allegories Prize. Deadline Apr 16

The Hal Prize accepts submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and photography. The best of these submissions are published in the annual literary magazine, 8142 Review, which comes out in November. The contest opens May 1 

The Jade Ring Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association is now open to receive fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Deadline: June 2

Solstice Lit Mag‘s 2023 Annual Literary Contest is now OPEN for Submissions in poetry, nonfiction, fiction, and graphic lit.
Deadline: June 1

Wisconsin Writers Association’s online literary journal, Creative Wisconsin, is now open for submissions. Lots of categories. Deadlines for next edition: May 15. 


Check out this free online class presented by Red Oak Penmonkey Member, Victoria Lynn SmithHow to Submit Your Work for Publication on Tues. April 4, 6:30-7:30 pm CDT.


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