april, 2017

wed26apr6:30 pm8:30 pm“Using Short Stories to Market Yourself as a Writer” with Sarina DorieWillamette Writers Monthly Meeting6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Salem Public Library


Event Details

On Wednesday, April 26, Willamette Writers Salem hosts Sarina Dorie who will discuss using short stories to market yourself as a writer. Sarina will share her experiences after selling over a hundred short stories to magazines and anthologies.

Using Short Stories to Market Yourself as a Writer

One might ask why it would benefit you to shift your focus away from novel writing to short story writing. The number one reason is marketing. This is one more way to promote your novels and brand, while honing your craft and learning to write succinctly. Sure, you can continue to write blog posts and articles in magazines and sources read by other writers, but stories are another way to reach your fans. Not only that, but you can make money and win contests doing so. Come to this workshop to find out what markets are out there, what magazines and anthologies are looking for, and how to find them. Presenter, Sarina Dorie, shares her experiences with you after selling over a hundred short stories to magazines and anthologies.

About Our Speaker – Sarina Dorie

Sarina-Dorie-225x300Sarina Dorie has sold over 100 short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card’s IGMS, Cosmos, and Sword and Laser. Her stories and published novels have won humor and Romance Writer of America awards. Her steampunk romance series, The Memory Thief and her collections, Fairies, Robots and Unicorns—Oh My! and Ghosts, Werewolves and Zombies—Oh My! are available on Amazon.

By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep.

You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website: www.sarinadorie.com

Please understand that schedules can change and we do our best to keep you informed.

Interested? Join us! All writers welcome.

About the Salem Chapter Meetings

Unless otherwise stated…

When and Where

We normally meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Salem Public Library (Central Library, Anderson Room B).

NOTE: This meeting is on the 4th Wednesday and not on our usual meeting day (3rd Wednesday)

Meeting Format

6:30-7 pm:         social time, including news and member announcements*
7-8:30 pm:         speaker’s presentation followed by Q&A and book sales/signing

* We have snacks, but if you want coffee or water, please bring it with you.


Free for members of Willamette Writers (all chapters; you can join at the meeting or on our website). Free for full-time college students and school age children. Guests of Willamette Writers members pay $5. Non-members pay $10 to attend meetings. This is a suggested donation.


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Salem Public Library


0-$10; See event details.