QUILL-B, Edition 2

South Carolina Writers Association
Edition 2, January 21, 2019 Editors: Sue Cryer & Jayne Padgett Bowers

Dear SCWA Members:
Welcome to the second edition of The Quill-B!

Hopefully all of our members have already read the latest New Year themed Quill-B blog, penned by Jayne Padgett Bowers and titled Mine The Moments. In case you missed it, here is our website link www.myscwa.org/mine-the-moments/.

A copy of the first edition of the Quill-B containing member news is also now posted on our website under The Quill www.myscwa.org/.

If you have member news and have not seen it reflected on our website or in a Quill-B edition, please stay posted. A faster process for acquiring member news and posting submission opportunities is coming your way.


Camden Chapter

– Members Kathryn Etters Lovatt, Brenda Bevan Remmes, and Martha Dabbs Greenway have stories in Wild, Wonderful ‘n Wacky South Cackalacky: True Strories about life in South Carolina, a collection “written from the heart by the people who live here.” Lovatt, a Pushcart nominee and Carrie McCray award winner, contributed “A Bushel and a Peck;” Remmes, the author of three novels, wrote “The Painter,” a story that her group hopes she will expand into a novel; and Greenway’s piece, “A Day’s Journey,” is a proof positive that even day trips can be adventurous in South Carolina.
– Kathryn Etters Lovatt also has a poem, “Wash,” in The Rose in the World.
– Jayne Padgett Bowers has an essay titled “Shouldering On” in Teach. Write.: A Writing Teacher’s Literary Journal.

Columbia II Chapter

– Bonnie Stanards’s poem “In the Shade of Cherry Trees” is published online in the January issue of The American Journal of Poetry. The poem touches on language and its corruption by Washington, DC. The link to The American Journal of Poetry is https://theamericanjournalofpoetry.com/. Her poem, “The Sensuals of Living in the South” was a finalist for the 2018 Rash Award in Poetry sponsored by the Broad River Review, a literary journal of Gardner-Webb University. (https://broadriverreview.org/). The poem will appear in Volume 51 of the Broad River Review.

David Maring’s latest book, Zimbabwe Falcon, has been reviewed by Mid-West Book Review, midwestbookreview.com/. Visit David’s website for more information on all seven of his published works dmaring.com/.

2019 will be a year of continued change for TPR. Please stay tuned for more member opportunities and news on TPR.
For now, please note the following corrections/additions or the 2018/19 edition:
– The author of the novel first chapter first place winner is Candace J. Carter.
– The author of the poetry third place winner is June Freeman Baswell.

Pushcart Nominations:
Vivian Bikulege Cuttings NF
Kathryn Etters Lovatt Chains Fic
Allen Guest Nick’s Bar Poetry
Bob Strother Pink Tree NF
Tibby Plants Retirement Fic
Marcie Behm-Bultz The Maori Believe that Man Is Eating the Ice Poetry

You will find hard copies and kindle editions of current and past editions of The Petrigru Review at https://www.amazon.com/.

Access the on-line version of TPR at https://petigrureview.wordpress.com/

Thank you for your time. We look forward to serving you, our SCWA membership, in 2019.

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