About The Writers’ League of Texas

The Writers’ League of Texas is a nonprofit professional organization whose primary purpose is to provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers, to help members improve and market their writing skills, and to promote the interests of writers and the writing community.


10 thoughts on “About The Writers’ League of Texas

  1. Has the Writers’ League abandoned their Web site in favor of this WordPress site? One thing I found helpful on the site — and that isn’t here — is a list of writing-related activities, e.g. various critique groups. like Sisters in Crime, the poetry critique group, etc. Please replicate that content!

    • Hi, Cindy:
      Just a quick reply to your note (and our apologies for the delay!). The Writers League Web site is still up and active and still includes the information you mention (under “links”). The blog allows us to do different types of content, so we hope it becomes a supplement to the main web site.

      Thank you!
      The Writers’ League of Texas

  2. Hi, while reading Footnotes, there was a idea put forth that I should add your blog “A Brief Word” to my blog roll. I’d like to do that and have you add mine, but what’s the next step?

    Thanks, Denny

  3. I am interested in learning how to write books for young adults that are mentally and physically challenged. Don’t know where to start. Please send any suggestions you may have.

    With great Appreciation and Admiration,
    Flor Valdez-Martinez
    Special Education Teacher

    • We’d recommend starting with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). It’s a great resource for learning how to writer for children and has active chapters all over the U.S. The website is http://www.scbwi.org; you can find local chapters through that site.

      Best of luck!

  4. I stumbled upon this blog from Google and am intrigued. I have been in the Dallas area for 3 years now. I write fantasy and horror.

    Nice to know there’s an online network out there.


  5. The 18th Annual Austin Film Festival is accepting entries for the 2011 Film Competition!
             Below you will find an overview of the important facts pertaining to entries and deadlines for our competition. It would be wonderful if you could post this in the appropriate areas on your blog to inform your readers and filmmakers of this great opportunity.
            The Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft and business of writers and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television and new media. The AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.
            Please let us know if you will need additional information in regards to this press-release or anything else related to the competition or the festival. Feel free to contact myself at film@austinfilmfestival.com or David Gil at1-800-310-3378 or davidgil@austinfilmfestival.com.
    Laci Long
    2011 Film Competition
    The 2011 Film Competition is open for submissions!
    Regular Deadline: June 1 ($45)
    Late Deadline: July 1 ($50)
    Very Late Deadline: July 15 ($60)

    Students please contact our programmers about student discounts.

    Narrative Feature
    Narrative Short
    Narrative Student Short
    Documentary Feature
    Documentary Short
    Animated Short
    AFF is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences®, making all Jury Award-winning narrative short and animated short films eligible for an Academy Award®.
    3 Ways to Submit
    1. MAIL – CLICK HERE to download entry form
    2. ONLINE – CLICK HERE to submit online
    3. WITHOUTABOX – CLICK HERE to submit through WAB
    2010 Film Competition Winners
    2010 Audience Award Winners
    Need an audience? We’ve got you covered.
    Whether you’re looking for industry attention, film-savvy theatergoers, or just a great excuse to visit the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the Austin Film Festival is the place for you this October. With one-of-a-kind venues and carefully selected competition juries, we make sure your work gets the respect it deserves. Don’t miss your opportunity to share the spotlight with an enthusiastic and encouraging mix of aspiring and established filmmaking talent.
    Offering the best in film…
    Each year, the AFF presents over 170 regional, national, and world premiere films. From highly anticipated Hollywood fare to the finest in independent filmmaking, the Festival focuses on showcasing the films and filmmakers audiences want to see. Among 2010’s notable screenings were Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan and 127 Hours, by Danny Boyle. Submit today, and your film could take its place in this year’s film lineup.
    Still not convinced? Well, don’t take our word for it.
    “Austin Film Festival is truly the festival for independent filmmakers. The experience had there cannot be matched. From the highly valuable content of their conferences to the intimate venues and parties, Austin Film Festival gives young aspiring filmmakers and writers the opportunity to learn more about their craft while being immersed in a pool of creative minds that feed off of and support one another. There’s nothing like it.”
    Stephen Belyeu, Writer/Director Dig – 2010 Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award Winner
    For more information please feel free to contact Film Competition Programmer David Gil by phone at 512.478.4795 or email at programming@austinfilmfestival.com

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