Meetings held the second Saturday of the month

Check http://www.occrwa.org for upcoming speakers

I’m there most months.

May 16-20, 2018

RT Convention — Reno


May 31-June 3, 2018

Space Coast Book Lovers


September 7-September 8, 2018

Show Me Your Books KC

Kansas City, MO


September 2018

Writing a Short Story for Anthology Call-Out

Beginning writers are often told to: “Write the story you want to read, not what someone else might want to see.” This class, instead, deals with catering a short story specifically to a publisher’s request for submissions. Regularly, editors and publishers list upcoming anthologies and the types of stories they’re looking to include.

The course will explore current call-outs, and students will be encouraged to write specifically for one anthology and to submit the work at the end of the course. Basic crafting of a short story, such as development, characterization, plot structure & dialogue also will be covered. Since most short stories fall within 2,500 to 5,000 words, we’ll also look at ways to making word choice count and address the editing process.

End Goal: Come prepared to write! Student should write at least one new story during the course and actually send it out for submission. We want to see some publication success with this course.



October 13, 2018

OCC/RWA Birthday Bash



~~2019 ~~


February 21-February 24

Wild Wicked Weekend

San Antonio, Texas



April 5-April 7, 2019

California Dreamin’ Writer’s Conference

Brea, Calif.




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