Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

2018 Awards Finalists Announcement (Tentative)

  Click on the image to go to the 2018 Season page

Click on the image to go to the 2018 Season page

The tentative date for the announcement of MWSA's Award Finalists has been set for August 15th.

Like last year, we plan on making a live video presentation to announce this year's finalists.  We'll also publish the list on our website on that date (or shortly afterwards).

Being designated as an Awards Finalist means that the book has scored high enough to win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. 

The actual medals won will be announced during the awards banquet in Charleston, SC on Saturday, November 10th, 2018.

Stay tuned for updates and details.

 

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Nov
8
to Nov 11

2018 MWSA General Membership Conference & Awards Banquet

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Charleston, South Carolina
8-11 November 2018

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Payment Options & Sign-up:
To register and pay for our 2018 conference, click on the button below. 

You'll be transferred to our convenient and secure online payment website, where you'll find various cost and attendance options--including our "early bird" registration special.

See you in Charleston!


 Hilton Garden Inn.  Click image for hotel website.

Hilton Garden Inn.
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Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn
300 Wingo Way
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

The hotel cost will be $125 per night. Call the hotel at 843-606-4600 and mention you are with the Military Society of America when you make your reservation.

Hotel Website

 


 USS Yorktown

USS Yorktown

Overview & Agenda
All members of MWSA should try to attend this year’s conference. It’s a great opportunity to network, learn from others, and be involved with the future of the Society. We have decided to hold the conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mount Pleasant, SC, and as with last year’s conference, we have kept costs low without taking away from the quality of the location or the presentations. In fact, this year we hope to have a couple of key players in the publishing industry talk to us.

Charleston is an exciting town. The hotel is just across the Cooper River and a stone's throw from Patriot's Point and the USS Yorktown. Here is also home to the Viet Nam Experience museum and the museum of the Medal of Honor. One of the earliest victors of revolution took place on nearby Sullivan Island and the civil war started at Fort Sumter.

The Awards Banquet will be held the evening of November 10. Your conference fee will cover your attendance at the Banquet. Guests are welcome, but please note if you bring a guest there will be an additional charge.

 Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

There will be no increase in conference fees over last year with an early bird special of $195. After June first, the fees will be $215. The hotel cost will be $125 per night. Call the hotel at 843-606-4600 and mention you are with the Military Society of America when you make your reservation..

We plan on putting on a free, one day writing course at the VA clinic in Charleston on the 8th . Any members in the area on the 8th are invited to attend. Additional specifics will be made available in the future.

As a reminder, we will honor cancellation refund requests until the last minute possible; however, once we have to lock in meals, etc. with the hotel, refunds will not be possible. This usually happens around a week before the start of the conference.

If you want to participate in a panel or would like to make a presentation, please let Bob Doerr know. You can use our Event Contact Form or email him directly at rddoerr@cs.com

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Jan
15
to Jun 15

2019 Awards Season: Submission Window Open

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Authors may submit their books for review and award consideration between January 15th and June 15th each year.

Basic Timeline

  • Jan 15: Submission window opens
  • Jun 15: Submission window closes
  • ~ Jun 30: All books assigned to MWSA reviewers
  • ~ Aug 15: Award Finalists Announcement
    • A Finalist has won either Gold, Silver or Bronze medal
  • 10 Nov: Award winners announced at awards banquet
    • Held in conjunction with our annual general membership conference

 

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Jan
15
to Jun 15

2018 Awards Season: Submission Window Open

Authors may submit their books for review and award consideration between January 15th and June 15th each year.

Basic Timeline

  • Jan 15: Submission window opens
  • Jun 15: Submission window closes
  • ~ Jun 30: All books assigned to MWSA reviewers
  • ~ Aug 15: Award Finalists Announcement
    • A Finalist has won either Gold, Silver or Bronze medal
  • 10 Nov: Award winners announced at awards banquet
    • Held in conjunction with our annual general membership conference

 

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Sep
7
to Sep 10

MWSA General Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet

 

Date:  September 7-10, 2017
Location: Menger Hotel, San Antonio,TX

Overview & Agenda
All members of MWSA are encouraged to attend our annual conferences.  In addition to a general membership meeting that will enable you to learn more about what’s going on in MWSA and you'll have the opportunity to voice your suggestions for the future of MWSA.  The agenda included seminars to improve your skills as a writer and presentations that will entertain and educate you on the military history of San Antonio.  For more details, see our conference agenda below.

The Menger Hotel is the oldest, continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi.  Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders here in the bar that looks much the same today as it did way back then.  The Alamo is across the street, the River Walk is two blocks away, and a large shopping mall is a five minute walk from the hotel.  
Check out the hotel’s website:  http://www.mengerhotel.com.  

San Antonio is rated as one of the top places to visit in the country.  If you’ve never been here, plan on spending an extra day or two.  Some of you may have gone through Basic Training here with the Air Force, or maybe you spent time at Fort Sam Houston.   If so, come see how the city has changed since the “old days.”  
Click here for a short article on San Antonio's military history.


Photos

Many thanks to Sarah Koller and Sandi Linhart for taking so many wonderful photos!


Agenda

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MWSA PULASKI COUNTY MISSOURI HISTORY CRAWL
Sep
30
to Oct 2

MWSA PULASKI COUNTY MISSOURI HISTORY CRAWL

September 30 - October 2, 2016

FEES INCLUDE A PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE WITH STORIES, INFORMATION, LIST OF PUBLICATIONS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS, TWO NIGHTS STAY AT HAMPTON INN, TWO BREAKFASTS, SPEAKERS AND TOURS IN THE HALF-DAY TRACK OF YOUR CHOICE OR A 30 PLUS MILE ROUTE 66 TOUR WITH TERRY PRIMAS, AND ONE DINNER

MWSA members - $360 Non Members $380

Limited spaces. $100 deposit will hold your room. The remaining fee will be due on September 1, 2016. Contact Pat Avery at patavery@gmail.com and she will invoice you.

  • Enjoy Laura Huffman's story weaving session -- historical human interest stories.
  • Learn about the Civil War west of the Mississippi.
  • Tour the Stagecoach Stop
  • Explore the Pulaski County Museum with Denise Seevers.
  • Learn about crime fighting cases from former Pulaski County sheriff, JB King.
  • Don't miss Terry Primas's day-long exploration of Route 66 in Missouri
  • Enjoy Cellar 66 and Hoppers.
  • Learn about the Trail of Tears with author Kitty Sutton and Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman.
  • Look for the Quilt Trail.
  • Explore four museums and the library at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
  • Enjoy lunch and wild yarns at the Elbow Inn.
  • Rescue a story at the Poor Farm.
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MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S GETTYSBURG WRITERS RETREAT
May
24
to May 26

MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S GETTYSBURG WRITERS RETREAT

Open to historians, researchers, authors, journalists, bloggers, photographers, artists, and educators. Opportunity to submit resulting articles, photographs, and essays for Military Writers Society of America publications.

Choose from more than forty topics to research while in Gettysburg or focus on your own topic if you are currently working on a private project. Includes a substantial reading list in preparation for the event as well as maps and expert contacts.

Contact MWSAPresident@gmail.com to register!

  • MWSA and AAA Member - share a room and save - $575
  • MWSA Members alone or with spouse - single room - $650
  • Non-members - $675

Limited to 30 participants! Only 1 suite left. Reserve your place now with $100 deposit. Final payment due April 1, 2016.

Price includes two nights' accomodation at the Battlefield B&B or the Lightner, lectures by local historians and speakers with special expertise and information about the era, two formal breakfasts, a two-hour bus tour of the Battlefield and a walking tour of the historic town of Gettysburg, individual research adventures in private cars, small group discussions on topics of interest to participants, a reading list, and a dinner at the B&B.

Additional and optional costs will be small group lunches during research and explorations and an introductory brunch at a local restaurant on May 24, 2016.

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2015 MWSA Conference, Phoenix, AZ
Sep
24
to Sep 27

2015 MWSA Conference, Phoenix, AZ

THE OFFICERS/BOARD MEMBERS ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE MILITARY WRITERS SOCIETY OF AMERICA PHOENIX CONFERENCE

Holiday Inn & Suites Phoenix Airport North

1515 North 44th. Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Free Hotel shuttle from Sky Harbor Airport


When You Arrive...

AFTER CHECKING INTO YOUR ROOM, STOP IN SALON C TO REGISTER YOUR ARRIVAL (OPENS AT 10:00AM THURSDAY). WE URGE MEMBERS TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN NOON ON THURSDAY SO AS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THAT IS BEING OFFERED.


FEE INCLUDES

Thursday: Dinner
Friday: Lunch & Dinner
Saturday: Lunch & Awards Banquet Dinner

Hotel Room Includes Breakfast Buffet. Coffee, tea, water, soda, and cookies will be available in the seminar and registration area. The hotel does hold a small amount against your credit card for and in case of incidental charges.

When You Book Your Room...

Your hotel room price includes all taxes & fees ($107.60)

Be sure to call the hotel reservation desk at:

(888)HOLIDAY OR (888)465-4329

Ask for the Military Writers Society of America block of rooms to get our pricing. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from Sky Harbor Airport

All rooms have Microwaves & Refrigerators


Fill out the form below to begin the registration process.

This will put you in contact with Jim Greenwald. He will work with you to determine your individual pricing.

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