New Member Benefits! Newly Redesigned Website!

Please check out our newly redesigned website!

Over the past month, I have had the pleasure of redesigning the Straw Dog Writers Guild website. It has been inspiring to design new pages and formats to celebrate and promote the excellent work you are all doing in the community. There are many new additions and exciting plans coming from the website too. Please take a look around at, visit the updated ‘Bulletin Board’, the new ‘About Us’ and ‘Our Story’ pages.

We are thrilled/excited about new ways for members to promote your work, on our ‘’Meet our Members’ page! (see below for more info). We also have a new resource, our new ‘Literary Community Calendar’, in which all local literary organizations are invited to submit upcoming events.

Below are our new guidelines for submissions for

Straw Dog Writers Guild members:


To have your book cover part of the Straw Dog Bookshelf moving banner on the website

Send image (jpeg/png) of your books (or literary magazines, anthologies in which your work appears)

To be added to the Straw Dog Members Page

Send one image, and a link to your work (Website, Facebook, Twitter, etc… )

Include your name & up to 30 words describing your work.

A great example to see what we are envisioning for our member’s page, please visit

Members Book Launch Page

We want to spotlight your new publications and make it easy to promote each other’s books on social media. Please send two months before book publication:

Title and image of book

Brief description (100 words)

Book blurbs 1 or 2

Link to your website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, (social media hashtags #yourbook)

Date and location of 3-5 local readings

Member News

We want to celebrate your publication successes. Please send”

Title of poem or story or essay and name/date of publication

Link to the magazine or website

Please send all submissions to –

We look forward to connecting with you soon, and promoting your work!

Thank You,

Laura Stone 

Straw Dog Writers Guild

Admin. Director

To learn more about non-member submissions, please check out our new

Straw Dog Writers Submission page.