Monday, April 16, 2012

A Storm Country Anthology Giveaway!

A Storm Country Anthology Giveaway!

This Monday, The Writers’ Lens is giving away a copy of Storm Country, an anthology assembled by Missouri Writers Guild to help support the recovery effort in Joplin, Missouri.

Last year, Joplin was devastated by a tornado that destroyed most of their schools. It took out a large section of the city too, but the schools lost almost everything. So Missouri Writers Guild sprang into action and put out the call for books. They collected thousands of books and school materials and transported them to Joplin. Deborah Marshall, President of Missouri Writers Guild put out the call for submissions. They created an anthology and donated the proceeds to the Joplin Schools.

Write Time! Write Place! Write Now! the MWG’s Annual Conference is April 20-22, and I’ll be spotlighting the conference and Missouri Writers Guild as the week continues – so stayed tuned for some very exciting announcements.

To enter, simply leave a comment or question on this post or any of the posts this week on The Writers’ Lens. You have until midnight March 21st, 2012 to enter. Please include your email so we can reach you if you win. The more comments you leave, the greater YOUR chance of winning the contest. The winner will be chosen after midnight on Saturday and the announcement made on Sunday, April 22nd.

One note about the giveaway: Due to shipping limitations, you have to live within the continental United States to win. Apologies to the international readers, we also have giveaways are fully online so anyone can win.

You can still register online, or at the event, for the Missouri Writers Guild’s conference this weekend. Visit all the information.

Thank you for entering, and be certain to check back on Wednesday for some exciting news about a collaboration between St. Louis Writers Guild, Missouri Writers Guild, and The Writers’ Lens!


  1. I would love a copy of A Storm Country Anthology!

    Brad, TW, David...I'll see y'all at the Missouri Writers Guild Conference! I'm so looking forward to it!

  2. I'm leaving a comment - not for the book because I have one and I'd like to see someone who doesn't have a copy get the book. Glad to see you are promoting it since all the proceeds go to Joplin's libraries. YAY.

    1. Like I said on LinkdIn; this is a great thing and would love to read the thoughts of those who participated in this anthology. My email is, but if I am not selected let me know where to purchase this book. I would love to help save the library, and a central place for people to go to read books!