To be eligible for a Book of the Year Award, the author must be an active member of HCW and have joined by January 31st of the year the book is published or copyrighted; the book must have a registered ISBN and bar code and must be in English and nationally available.
How to Apply
Please email Ree Strawser at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a HIGH COUNTRY WRITERS BOOK OF THE YEAR SUBMISSION FORM for the current year. Complete and return the form by the deadline of March 15.
High Country Writers periodically accepts submissions to be considered for publication in a future High Country Headwaters anthology of high country writing by members.
When an anthology is in the works, this page will contain information on how to make a submission, deadlines, the anticipated date of publication for the analogy, and other details.
Our four previously-published anthologies are available from members and on Amazon.com.
The information below is for any author, editor, or professional interested in presenting a program with High Country Writers. We are particularly interested in topics about craft, how-to, the business of writing, marketing or an area of special interest or expertise. Programs are between sixty and ninety minutes. Afterward, we offer you a chance to sell your books and then take you to lunch.
Suggested list of topics:
Show, Don't Tell
Business of Writing
Engage the Audience
We will consider other program topics. Please engage participants in an interactive, participatory session; avoid a lecture style presentation.
High Country Writer Program Presentations take place the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Watauga Library, Boone, NC except when conditions warrant meeting by Zoom. Please see the calendar of events for planned locations and subscribe to our email list to receive updates.
Orson Scott Card
Jack Pyle & Taylor Reese
Christy Tillery French
We are available for Speaking and Book Signing Engagements. We are located in the western mountains of North Carolina and will travel reasonable distances. Please contact us for topic and travel information and fees.