#weareowfi! was used a couple of years ago to celebrate all things having to do with Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. Those days came and went, and we are still a great group of writers supporting writers even if I haven’t seen that hashtag in some time. Breaking into the publishing world is a tough nut to crack and you need all the support you can get. And at OWFI, you get the support you need and want.
I cleared an afternoon so I could attend the quarterly meeting of OWFI today to celebrate another year of planning one of the best writers’ conferences in the country. We have speakers from all over the world come to our little corner of Oklahoma and writers as well. The contest alone is noteworthy and the agents, editors and publishers who attend make you feel you can do anything. And of course, you can.
It is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the real deal and find a way to get someone besides Grandma to look over your manuscript. And they don’t have to say they love it like Grandma does – but they’ll help you see what is good and bad in it, Then you can go back home and fix it. Or, you might just land a great publishing contract!
I love OWFI and the cause it represents. I also love the people who run it both behind the scenes and out front.
Come join us the first weekend in May in Oklahoma City and find out what all the hoopla is about. Come for the contest, camaraderie, and contacts – the three “C” s – and make some new friends while you’re at it. https://www.owfi.org/