The Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC (BWG), founded in 2006, is a community of mutually supportive, fiction and nonfiction authors based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The members are as different from each other as their stories, spanning a range of genres including: children’s, fantasy, humor, inspiration, literary, memoir, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, women's fiction, and young adult.
See the schedule of meetings and events here.
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable
Submission deadline: March 31, 2017
Now accepting submissions of
short fiction or memoir
(2000 words or fewer)
2017 Short Story Award
Winners will receive cash prizes and publication.
First Place will be considered for inclusion in our next anthology:
Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal
(Anticipated publication in Fall, 2018)
Once Upon a Time
Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Ages
One of the most frequent questions we get from our readers is: “Do you have a children’s book?”
Now, finally, we do!
Once Upon a Time is a collection of twenty-one stories for children--ages preschool through middle school--from the minds and muses of the Bethlehem Writers Group.
This anthology grows with your child. We start with several stories written especially for those who still enjoy sitting on a grown-up’s lap, having new worlds open up to them. Following those are several more for those who are ready to immerse themselves in the fantasy and adventure of reading on their own.
Included among our award-winning authors' work is an imaginative fantasy from Eleanor Ingbretson, the winner of the 2016 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award competition.
And each story is enhanced with illustrations by artist Agy Wilson (agywilson.com).
All together, this collection of sweet, funny, and strange tales will entertain and delight children of all ages--including grown-ups!
2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
awarded a finalist medal to
Discover tales, all as different as snowflakes, in "Let it Snow: The Best of Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Winter 2015 Collection." The multiple award winning Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC brings you stories in a range of genres selected from their bi-monthly Writers Roundtable Journal. So, while the weather outside is frightful, curl up by the fire, read, and Let It Snow.
Sweet, Funny, and
Bethlehem Writers Group
A Finalist for Best Anthology
2014 Next Generation
Indie Book Awards
"Beautiful voices, gorgeous writing--fresh and vibrant and compelling and irresistible. This collection of stories--each one a gem--is a real treasure. Dip in and try one--lounging by the shore or curled up by the fire, you'll find a perfect story for every season."
Hank Phillippi Ryan--Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author
"Once Around the Sun proves that the short story is alive and well!
Cover to cover, it is packed with delightful, insightful, and exciting short stories. What a treat!"
USA Today bestselling author of The Witness series and other thrillers
"Once Around the Sun escorts its lucky readers through the seasons. We witness winter snows and spring's thaw; we feel summer's heat and autumn's chill. But the real journey cuts much deeper, an exposing of rich veins of faith, humor, friendship, and love. Once Around the Sun follows the cycles of our world and lives, a trip navigated by voices you won't soon forget."
Curtis Smith, author of BEASTS & MEN and WITNESS
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Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales
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