Big shout-out and thank you to Ben Hutchins who has served as the Utah Valley Legends chapter president for two years. Ben grew up in Boston but has called Utah home for almost two decades with his wife and five children. His first completed novel, THE LACKAWANNA PROPHECIES, won first place in the Dante Rossetti Awards for best YA manuscript. He’s also won several first chapter contests through LDStorymakers and the League of Utah Writers, everything from honorable mention to first place. In addition to several active stories Ben is working on, he also occasionally writes for Deseret News and KSL. He most recently finished a two-year stint as chapter president of Utah Valley Legends from the League of Utah Writers and is now serving as the Membership Chair.
Utah Valley Legends invites you to join our Facebook group and Linkedin group. Use the links provided here or simply search “Utah Valley Legends” at both sites and click to join. We will be sharing information about current competitions, agent info, and upcoming conference opportunities via social media.
Our second January meeting will be January 19th – 7pm – Provo Library – Room# 154. This is on the first floor, east wing. Near the multi-media section with DVDs/books on cd.
Our third January meeting will be January 25th – 7pm – Orem Library – South Wing/Book Discussion Room (Near Back Entrance).
February competition announcement. Utah Valley Legends will host a Valentine’s competition (all genres invited to submit). There will be a $100 cash prize for first place.
1. This is for the Utah Valley Legends members.
2. In order to submit you must be an actual paid member of the League of Utah Writers (remember we are a chapter of their organization). http://www.leagueofutahwriters.org/join-us-registration.html
3. You must attend at least one meeting prior to submission.
Submission details – All Genres Welcome:
A. No more than 5,000 words.
B. Include a romance aspect (the judges preferred not to read sexually explicit scenes).
C. You may submit up to 2 submissions.
D. Submit to our chapter email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
E. Submission closes Feb 14th at midnight.
Our updated contact info is email@example.com.