Welcome to Writers Inner Circle!

If you are willing to climb the mountain we are here to give you a hand up!

 

Whether you are an individual who enjoys working alone or someone seeking the support of other writers, WIC is an affordable answer to the many challenges all writers face.

We would like to welcome you to our growing community of writers, authors, and poets. Writers Inner Circle (WIC) offers an inside view of a writer’s world, one that reveals the secrets that all successful writers know. The idea for a story comes to us in ways that are often unexplainable. Perhaps a life experience or event keeps nagging, insisting that you share it with the world. It doesn’t matter what idea wakes you up in the middle of the night or excites your creative juices. When your muse visits, it’s hard to ignore such a powerful voice.

Writers Inner Circle is a systematic approach to writing that provides a strategic path for writers to complete their writing goals. The purpose of WIC is to inspire writers to write with confidence and resolve with the potential for publication.  

With a library full of helpful tools, members are able to work at their own pace and find the path best suited for them. Our members are surrounded by a community of like-minded creative writers and vetted professionals who believe in what they are doing.

Whether you’re writing for pleasure or have more professional aspirations, there is a place in our WIC community for you.

We invite you to take a spin around the site. Meet our members and connect with others who share your passion for the written word!

WIC NEWS 

WIC Writing Contests for 2018

The ancient art of writing has descended upon the house of WIC. We are inviting all WIC members and non-members to tap into your creative muse and send us your creative writing pieces. Our monthly writing contests have launched and will continue through the end of the year. Each month has its own unique theme, see below for details. Submit as many entries as you'd like in the form of Poetry/Prose or Short Stories.

Entry Fees:

Entries must be in Poetry/Prose form or Short Story form. Essays are limited to 500 words or less. 
WIC Members: $10 per entry for Poetry/Prose  |  $20 for Essays
Non-Members: $25 per entry for Poetry/Prose  |  $35 for Essays 

All submissions will be judged by an independent panel. Winning entries will be included in an anthology: WIC Magic, A Collection of Poetry, Prose and Short Stories to be published in 2019. All contest entries will be considered for inclusion. Participants will have the opportunity to work with editors should they agree to be included in the anthology. There are no additional fees required to be a part of the anthology. The contest entry fees will automatically place your piece(s) into qualification. Each person published in the anthology will have the opportunity to purchase up to 10 books at cost. Cost to be determined at time of publishing based on the size of the book itself. WIC members will receive special discounts. Additional copies will be available at a wholesale price through WIC Press Ink

WIC Magic, A Collection of Poetry, Prose and Short Stories upon completion of publication will be available on Amazon.
So what are you waiting for?  Now is the Right time to Write! If chosen, you will hold a book you made possible and earn the right to say you are a published author!

Prizes:

1st Place: $50 
2nd Place: TBA
3rd Place: TBA

To be eligible for consideration, please submit your written piece with your entry fee to Writers Inner Circle, 12463 Rancho Bernardo Road, #248, San Diego, CA 92128-2143. For more information regarding this, or if you have other questions, please contact Candace Conradi directly at [email protected].

All authors will maintain full rights to their entries. Any use by WIC will be subject to their final written approval.

Themes & Deadlines:

MAY & JUNEMom, Dad & The Muse
The months of May and June are dedicated to mothers, fathers, and the creative relationship writers have with their muse. Your entry can be based upon your relationship with one or both of your parents, someone who assumed that role in some way, or, in the alternative, a piece on your personal creative process and how your muse inspires your it. DEADLINE: June 30, 2018

JULYFreedom, Liberation, and/or Independence
The Fourth of July in America has long been the month when we celebrate our independence. July calls us to that liberation, to the times in our lives when we step away from those things that bind us and begin a new journey. What does freedom mean to you? Share your thoughts in a written work of fiction or memoir. DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

AUGUSTSummer Memories, Summer Romances
The smell of fresh cut grass, Coppertone sunscreen and summer nights come to mind. August always seems to be the height of summer, when all things good happen. Share something imaginary or real that will carry us away into hope, youthful exuberance, and/or wonder. DEADLINE: August 31, 2018

SEPTEMBERLearning, Awareness & Personal Growth
Evolution and transformation come only when we are prepared to consider our life from a different perspective. Change can be the spice of life, one that keeps us feeling renewed and alive. September is the traditional beginning of school and new beginnings. As we gain information and assimilate and blend it into our life and psyche, we go forward into the unknown with just a touch more confidence (or skepticism) than before. Through a fictional character or an autobiography – the changing face of life is worth sharing in prose, poetry or short story. DEADLINE: September 30, 2018

OCTOBERThe Scary, The Mystical, The Unexpected
Lions and tigers and bears ... oh no! The Wizard of Oz is a favored movie during the month of October. Take us down your “yellow brick road” to the places in your psyche or experiences that will make the reader's hair stand up on their arms and/or raise goosebumps that roll over and across their skin!  DEADLINE: October 31, 2018

NOVEMBERGratitude
Nothing changes others in quite the same way as gratitude. Feelings of thankfulness have long been part of poetry, prose and storytelling. November is the perfect time to reflect on the many ways that gratitude may have affected you. Where there moments when you felt it deeply? Did an "ah-ha" moment make you aware that you were indeed fortunate a prayer or wish was not answered or granted? Perhaps how a shift from anguish to gratitude changed your or someone else's life. And a fictional piece that leads to redemption always brings a reader to a different place; or perhaps the beauty found in the mundane, everyday life we awaken to each day. The possibilities are endless. DEADLINE: November 30, 2018

DECEMBERFood, Celebrations & Gifts
Storms that sequesters most people into their igloos brings snow when the storm has cleared, that white fluff covering the ground is the ignition switch for holidays, pulling us from the fireplace into warm woolen socks, warm delicious dinners, gift giving, and sleigh rides! Winter is not always an easy time for people, but given the chance to stop and ponder, it can be a time of deep magic and mystical transformation. The holidays we celebrate during this time speaks to the hope for something better, something good, and a deepened belief in something more than we can see. Holidays can also be poignant and even painful. However you find them, share it in writing. DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

FILLING IN THE BLANKS - for January / February / March 2018
In order to have a complete anthology at time of publication we'd like to include entries representing the first quarter of 2018.  We will be adding additional information in the coming months to ask for entries specific to themes for January / February and March of this year.  Stay tuned and keep an eye on this space.

 

 

Levels of Membership

Social Membership - 14.99 monthly 
Offered on a month-to-month basis, the Social Membership gives writers the opportunity to explore the world of writing, build their creative muscle, and meet and socialize with other members. For more information see our Social Membership page.

Essential Basics Membership - $24.99 monthly (Save $50 with 2 months free by billing annually)
WIC's Essential Basics Membership provides essential tools designed for developing your writing skills and storyline. Essential Basics Membership is the first-floor entrance to the realization of your goals and dreams. For more information see our Essential Basics Membership page.

Intermediate & Advanced Memberships - Coming in 2018
Advanced and strategic programs designed to get your book written and ready for publication.

 

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