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20 Questions with Vanessa Myhaver, Scholarship Winner

on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 21:03



Vanessa Myhaver, a recent graduate of Central High School in Manchester, is the first winner of the NHWP's Charley Allen Faulk Memorial Scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, Vanessa had to write an essay about a book that changed her life. She chose "The Little Engine That Could." This interview was conducted by NHWP board member Stephanie Davidson, daughter of Charley Faulk and founder of the scholarship.


What was your favorite class in high school?

AP Physics.


What was your favorite memory from high school?

Visiting the observatory, which is off-limits to students,

NHWP Website RFP Reopened

on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 08:35

The NHWP has briefly re-opened the call for proposals to redevelop for one week.  An updated Request for Proposals document can be found at

The NHWP will still consider all proposals that have already been submitted.  Those who have already submitted are welcome to send annotations, amendments, or revised proposals during this extra open week, or let their original proposal submission stand.

The new period will end on Sunday June 26, when the NHWP website committee begins to evaluate the submissions received.

Author Interview: Erin Moulton

on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:43

On April 23rd, I had the privilege of attending Writers' Day! I got the chance to interview two lovely authors, and the first I'd like to share with you is Erin Moulton! I met Erin previously during my senior year Creative Writing class at Pinkerton Academy, which was right before the release of Keepers of the Labyrinth. Her workshop consisted of a presentation that ended with all of us channeling our inner middle grade selves and writing about it.

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NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS: 12th New Hampshire Literary Awards

on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 13:00

In recognition of the rich and varied literary talent in the Granite State, the New Hampshire Writers’ Project will present the 12th New Hampshire Literary Awards on November 3, 2016 at a special reception and ceremony hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. Books by New Hampshire natives, books by New Hampshire residents, and books that have New Hampshire as a prominent aspect of their content are eligible. Books may be nominated through May 31. Click here for details on how to nominate.

Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James

on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:53

Written by Mary Ann Jock

Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James

We are lucky to be hosting New York, Carina Press editor Angela James for a full day conference on May 21, 2016 from 9:00-4:00 at the Nashua Crowne Plaza.

Angela James is the Executive Editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, and veteran of the digital publishing industry. She is a long-standing advocate for digital publishing, and has an impressive career in digital publishing, including launching and serving as executive editor for Samhain Publishing.

A Granite State Evening with Laureates Three

on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 20:41

In honor of Walter Butts, Monadnock Writers' Group and the John Hay Poetry Society are cohosting a fundraiser event to benefit current and future NH Laureates. There is limited seating available to meet and have a private dinner with laureates Chard deNiord, Mimi White, and Baron Wormser at 6 p.m. Reserve your seat now by calling Rodger Martin at 603-525-4715. This is a night you do not want to miss!


Kid Lit Universe: Literary Agent Speaking at Free Event April 13

on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 02:59

Heads up from former NHWP Trustee Amy Ray:

The Portsmouth Public Library and Kid Lit Universe have teamed up to present a new series of programming to explore what it takes to navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. Professionals in the field will talk about picture books and middle grade and young adult novels.

The first Author-To-Author event will take place at the Portsmouth Public Library on Wednesday, April 13 at 10 AM with literary agent and author Ammi-Joan Paquette as the guest speaker. Ammi-Joan is the author of the Princess Juniper series, for which book #2,

NHWP loves connecting readers with New Hampshire writers. Help us by spreading the word about this special opportunity.

How this works in five steps:

1. Scroll through the list of books below.

2. Select a book and contact the author directly by clicking the author's name.

3. Negotiate an appropriate time and place to meet.

4. Acquire copies and read. (Please ask the author what method of purchase best supports his or her work.)

5. Meet and enjoy!

Bonus: We would love to hear from groups that challenge themselves to read three or more books by New Hampshire authors this year.

New Hampshire Writers’ Project Website Request For Proposal

1    Introduction

1.1    Organization Background
The New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP) is a statewide nonprofit literary arts organization. We serve as a resource for writers, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, educators, librarians, and readers in and near New Hampshire. We support the development of individual writers and encourage an audience for literature in New Hampshire.

1.2  Project Description
The New Hampshire Writers’ Project is accepting proposals to redevelop using existing and new