2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists

Women Writing the West® (WWW) is proud to announce the 2021 WILLA Literary Award competition Winners and Finalists, representing the best of 2020 published literature for women’s or girls’ stories set in the North American West. WWW, a nonprofit association of writers and other writing professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, is the underwriter andContinue reading “2021 WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists”

Literature For All

Why adjust The WILLA Literary Award categories? Romantic fiction has been around since the 18th century, but it was Jane Austen who set the world on fire with a new form of fiction focusing on the lives and everyday struggles of female protagonists–particularly their romantic lives. Pride and Prejudice, published in 1811, did not identifyContinue reading “Literature For All”

Write, Share, Renew

In this month of thankfulness, let us remember the women whose small, quiet contributions have allowed us to walk proudly. Write their stories. Share your knowledge. Give Thanks to be in a group which encourages forgotten lives to step into the light. WWW Membership (Renewal or To Join) now open and waiting to welcome youContinue reading “Write, Share, Renew”

It’s Not Too Late!

The time of year has arrived when writers sequester themselves for hours on end in an attempt to meet their NaNoWriMo goals. A.K.A. National Novel Writing Month is the month of the year wordsmiths, at every level around the world, justify the inner burning to write every day. Strategizing begins long before the November 1Continue reading “It’s Not Too Late!”

Team Winning Writer

It seems like only a breath ago that we were at the 2020 WWW Conference, attending sessions, visiting in chat rooms, and congratulating the finalist and winners of the WILLA Literary Award, the LAURA Short Fiction Award, and DOWNING Journalism Award.  And now, through the Women Writing the West Blog, we look forward to showcasingContinue reading “Team Winning Writer”