The latest news on Wyoming Writers’ annual conference at the Headwaters in Dubois June 1-3:

Message from the President: Wyoming Writers, Inc. is seeking members to present a session at the 2018 Conference. The Board strives to bring in faculty who add fresh voices to our conference, yet we recognize what a talented membership we have. Last year’s volunteer member sessions were a hit, and allowed us to diversify our session offerings. If interested in presenting, please email a proposal to Program Chair Judy Matheny,

Take a look at the exciting 2018 Conference faculty line up here!

Motel reservations: Call to ask for conference rates at either the conveniently located Stagecoach Inn 307-455-2303 or Twin Pines Lodge and Cabins 307-455-2600. These rates are in effect until May 15. If these motels book all available rooms before you call, other Dubois motels offer affordable rooms. No conference rate available, but downtown motels include The Black Bear Inn, The Trails End, and The Branding Iron. The Rocky Mountain Lodge and Super 8 are located at the west edge of Dubois while the Longhorn Ranch and Chinook Winds are located east of town. The Longhorn Ranch and KOA offer campsites to those with campers. President Cindy Jackelen likes this alternative: Are you looking for a unique place to stay while in Dubois for the 2018 Conference?  Check out Glamping on the River, conveniently located downtown, within walking distance of the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center. Available options include cabins and vintage campers. For more details, go to

Peer critique tables: Newcomers to our conference often find negotiating the Friday afternoon peer critique tables confusing. Two hints: please sign up before you show up for conference, and please be respectful of other participating writers. Instructions to sign up will appear here and in the brochure as they become available. In the meantime, click here for some general guidelines.

Editor pitches: Wyoming Writers members have a good track record of getting published by Aaron Linsdau of Sastrugi Press. Aaron will once again be taking pitches for fiction and nonfiction books at our Dubois conference. To help you understand what Aaron will be looking for, to prepare your pitch, and to help prepare answers to questions about your project, click here

There are a couple of errors in columns in the February newsletter concerning the 2018 Wyoming Writers writing contest, which is now accepting entries.  Wyoming Writers would like to remind anyone thinking of entering to please follow the official guidelines here.

2018 Conference Scholarships guidelines are posted here. New this year: a student scholarship and a scholarship for American Indians.