Temporary Suspension of Book Reviews

Due to a reorganization of the MWSA book review program, effective immediately no new books will be processed for reviews until January 15, 2016. All books currently in the system will be reviewed, though the turnaround time is going to be a little longer than normal.

I apologize for the inconvenience this will cause, but it is necessary in order to establish and work out the revised book review program to make it run smoothly. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Should you have any questions, you may contact me at:

Dwight Jon Zimmerman
Military Writers Society of America

The Value of the MWSA Website

MWSA Website and Marketing

Facebook posts do not show up in Google or Bing. If you really want to market yourself and your books, use the MWSA website.

While the MWSA website provides a lot of membership information, including Dispatches issues and content, we understand that many of you want to sell books and promote your appearances

2013 Conference

September is not far off, a little pre-planning is always a great idea. So, some key points and features are here for you to see and plan for (Dayton, Ohio September 26-29). Holiday Inn, Conference Center I-675, 2800 Presidential Drive, Fairborn, Ohio 45324.

From Book to . . . an article about adaptations

Here's an article in the January 3, 2013 New York Times about the experiences of a variety of writers both in the writing of their original works, and then of adapting them for different media. It reveals that even for long-standing professionals, it's not always easy.

Dispatches Re-Launch

A new year, change and improvement go together. With the re-launch of Dispatches, we are initiating several changes to guarantee an ongoing publication and to continually improve the overall quality of the articles and photographs.

Dispatches will become a quarterly magazine.

Because our goals for education and the preservation of history are foremost in our thoughts and in MWSA’s mission statement, we have initiated changes to widen our readership.