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 Member Resources and Community Partnerships 

The Charlotte Writers Club encourages the growth of our members and partners with other writer organizations that have compatible missions.  This page includes links to various member resources and Community Partners to bring opportunities to our members.

Please click Partnership Agreement if you are interested in partnering with CWC.


Other Resources

Writers Digest -- Writing better and getting published are the focus of this site.

The Master Review  - The Masters Review is an online and in print publication celebrating new and emerging writers. We are on the lookout for the best new talent with hopes of publishing stories from writers who will continue to produce great work.

Main Street Rag -- The MSR Newsletter - articles, submissions, contests, workshops, etc.

Publishers Weekly -- Get the inside story on publishing houses, agents and what's going on now in the industry.

Book recommendation - Genius by Max Perkins: William Maxwell Evarts "Max" Perkins was an American book editor, best remembered for discovering authors Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Thomas Wolfe.

How to Publish a Book -  There are many aspiring authors who have put a lot of passion into their work but could use help getting their work out there for people to connect with. This guide provides background tips on getting to know your audience, and the many variables authors should consider before trying to get something published. It then describes the various publishing options available for authors today, and some of the hoops they might have to jump through to get published.

Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators - If you are interested in writing children books or Young Adult Fiction, this organization is a great resource for improving your writing.

The Writer - Although the online edition offers fewer features than the subsription-based edition, there are still lots of helpful writing tips, industry news and contest information.

Association of Writers and Writers programs. AWP provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.

Warren Publishing Resources -- Warren Publishing resources for writers.

Warren Publishing - - Publishing with Warren Publishing

Digital Marketing Presentation - From Jessica Peterson's workshop: Publishing and Marketing in a Digital World

Independent Noise -- We want to publish work that is fresh and exciting, which focuses on either raw artistic expression, intellect, a path of individual growth, social expansion, and sublime enlightenment.  Our intention is to bring artists together and provide a safe place to discuss and further understand the published work.

Grammer Check - English teacher Jennifer Frost has created a website on English grammar and writing. It has a section that contains lessons on grammar rules (ex. Oxford comma, prepositions, idioms), common confusions (ex. affect vs. effect), and alternatives to overused words as well as academic and creative writing tips.

ProWritingAid - Writing tips, grammar and editing tools.

Job Hero - - The Ultimate Freelance Writing Career Guide

Write2Ignite - Some people know they were born to be writers – others find their stories later on. Writers find each other to share their writing, ask for advice, give opinions, and help each other make their stories the best they can be.

That’s how Write2Ignite Conference for Christian Writers of Children’s and Young Adult Literature began in 2008– with a few writers who felt compelled to write stories for younger readers: stories with ideas and characters reflecting the truth recorded in God’s Word. Most writing conferences they had attended focused more on writing for adults than writing for kids.

Write2IgniteTeam members developed the annual conference as well as other programming, resources, and website. Recognizing a need to inspire new generations of Christian writers, they launched the W2I Teen Track. In 2011, the group registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

UNCC Creative Writing Options - Writers wishing to take creative writing courses at UNC-Charlotte generally have two options:
1) M.A. in English: Creative Writing Concentration
2) Post - Baccalaureate admission (non-degree)

Anayah Graphics - Anayah Graphics is a multi-faceted design studio in the "Queen City" (Charlotte) of North Carolina was established in January of 2005 by designer Tiara Cloud.  It is a unique solution for all of your graphic design, print, consulting and audio-visual needs.  With every project that comes through our doors, it is our primary goal to communicate the objective, vision, and brand of all our current and potential customers by developing original and memorable presentations. Our creative process is inspired by a constantly growing knowledge of advanced print technology and an intense passion for design. Phone: 704-287-2409

Book Design Services by Ashley Bird -  She is a graphic designer who works with authors to transform their written manuscript into print and e-books. She creates cover designs well as layout production of the book contents including images, charts, and graphs. She also provides logo design for self-publishing companies. To see some of her work, please go to: Ashley Bird Art Studio 
or contact her at: phone: 704-449-3250 with any questions.

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Regional Artist Project Grants - This program, funded by the N.C. Arts Council, provides the opportunity for regional consortia of local arts councils to award project grants to artists in their regions. These grants support professional artists in any discipline and at any stage in their careers to pursue projects that further their professional development. Types of fundable projects include:

  • Creation of new work
  • Purchase of equipment and materials
  • Professional development workshops
  • Travel support for expenses associated with a professional opportunity such as participating in an exhibition or a conference
  • Development or upgrading of promotional materials such as brochures, DVDs, CDs, and websites

Grant amounts vary from region to region. Statewide, they range from $300 to $5,000, though most grants are between $500 and $2,000.

Charlotte Readers Podcast: Charlotte Writers Club member Landis Wade is launching a podcast the fall of 2018 that will focus on Charlotte are authors and those who visit the Queen City. It is called Charlotte Readers Podcast: Where Authors Give Voice to Their Written Words. The launch date for Season One is scheduled for early October 2018. The show has 11 authors lined up for Season One who will read and talk about their work on a weekly basis from October through December. The initial line-up includes a number of members of the Charlotte Writers Club and authors who have spoken to the club.  The website is under construction but you can link to the active social media sites at:

 Home Town Reads - We’re a community dedicated to serving local authors across the country, by helping them connect with readers in their hometown through what we call the Read Local movement.

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