Celebration Time!

I am very pleased to say that not only did the South Jersey Writers’ Group blow away its initial Kickstarter goal of $1,500, which would have allowed us to publish an anthology in 2014 (composed of stories submitted by both members and non-members) and pay the writers, we met our stretch goal of $2,650 and our DREAM GOAL of $3,200!!!

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This is spectacular!! It means that we can incorporate under an imprint, we can pay our cover designer and proofreader, we now can provide for additional marketing tools and…wait for it…publish a second Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey!! Tall Tales, Volume One was a great local success and we were featured in the Courier Post, as well as other local papers. The South Jersey Writers Group also made key connections with other local writers and publishers and helped us grow the group and expand into a professional organization this year.

The kickstarter campaign was successfully implemented by Amy Hollinger and Jessica Walsh-Jadach and was promoted heavily by Mieke Zamora-Mackey; Glenn Walker; and Marie Gilbert and Jord Fox!

Now that the kickstarter was a rousing success, we also can post the call for submissions located here at the South Jersey Writers meetup page. Submissions will be accepted through August 11, 2013 and are open to all writers, regardless of membership.

If you are a South Jersey writer and would like to join us, we have open membership until June 30, 2013. The cost is $15 for the remaining half of the year. SJWG offers a multitude of activities from monthly discussion groups to critique groups to meet the author nights, as well as retreats and workshops. Please visit our meetup site or contact me for more information.

Once again, congratulations to the group, the organizers, and to all who donated! We hope you will enjoy our newest publishing endeavor as we continue to bring the creative arts to life in South Jersey and beyond!

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