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Monday, March 8, 2010

I belong to Military Writers Society of America.

So why would subscribers and readers of this blog care?

Because if you're interested in the subjects I cover in this blog, you may very well want to support this society that supports veterans who write about military-related matters, veterans who write about anything else (and writers of every ilk, for that matter!) and through them, readers who want to find the best of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry related to the military.

Here's what MWSA does for writers. They offer:

~An opportunity to have your book posted on
Opportunity for a review.
~ All books that are reviewed are also scored and considered for annual awards.
~A newsletter that promotes good reading about military-related topics. And it's entertaining!
~an opportunity to earn MWSA Bucks that can be used at the annual MWSA Buckaroo Auction
~An annual Conference and Awards Banquet
~Online writers' workshops
~Introductions to bloggers and radio hosts. Read that lots of networking opportunities!
~Scenes from award-winning books may be selected to be converted to a script that is performed at a theater for the public as kick off for Annual Conference.
~Regional events
~Discounts with third parties who support the military and writers.
~An opportunity to get to know and network with other authors--especially those with military background, veterans, and historians.
~An opportunity to participate in the growth and operation of the organization.
~Awards that are real, tangible medals, which also offer authors and their publicist opportunities to promote their work.
~An opportunity to perform at Open Mic at the annual Conference.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at Her novel, collection of creative nonfiction and much of her poetry is informed by interest in leading the world toward acceptance of one another. Find her web page dedicated to tolerance at If your Twitter followers would be interested, please pass this on to them using this widget:


Yvonne Perry said...

Military Writers Society of America sounds like a group my co-author and I need to belong to. We are writing a book on military life. Thanks for sharing this information, Carolyn.

Yvonne Perry

Karen Pierce Gonzalez said...

Thanks for introducing me to the Military Writers Society of America. Didn't know it existed...
Karen/Folkheart Press

Allison said...

Hi Carolyn:
I am gong to check out the book on patriotic quotations. Thanks for sharing!

Allison Maslan said...

Hi Carolyn:
I am going to get that book on patriotic quotations. Thanks for sharing!

James Ross said...

I do not think there is a group of people who deserve more attention for what they wish to share through the written word than our veterans. I am glad to know there is a group out there that highlights their efforts. Thank you for letting your readers know about this society.