Hitting the “Send” Key — Squaw Valley Community of Writers





Just sent my short story submission to the good people who direct the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. If you’ve got a story or a chapter (5,000 words or fewer) from a novel lying about the house, you’ve got until MIDNIGHT TODAY to apply for this summer’s workshop.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. I’ll be off spring breaking for the next 10 days. Spending time in the “City of the Big Shoulders.” Fifty points to anyone who can name the city referred to and the poet (Yes, it’s April, National Poetry Month) who wrote that gorgeous metaphor.

See you all on the flip side! 



22 thoughts on “Hitting the “Send” Key — Squaw Valley Community of Writers

  1. Lady Fancifull says:

    Oh, like Carrie – Google makes all information external and only a click away. But i will now read the poem and enjoy your time will big shoulders, Jilanne. Well done for your tickbox for squaw. I laughed at the ‘if you’ve got a story or a novel lying around the house. I have of course, many many hundreds, in fact, in to the thousand……the only problem, is, they aren’t mine, so I call them my TBR, my TBRER. Perhaps i should just clear the shelves, ship them all to Squaw, demand my place, and enjoy listening to all you writers tell stories and hone your wonderful craft even more!

    Time for you to spring off on your break, methinks

  2. Lady Fancifull says:

    PS Jilanne – thanks for introducing me to that wonderful exhilarating poem Jilanne, with an almost overwhelming collection of dynamic, vibrant, muscular imagery. I loved it!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann says:

      50 points to the poet in the front row!! “…for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.”

      I worship before the altar of that poem. Thanks for sending some luck my way!

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