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CBW Dinner Meeting June 15 at Goodfellas in Gloucester 

Editors Reveal the Insider Secrets to Becoming a Published Writer

(and Give Free Feedback to Attendees on Their Work)

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Two successful editors and publishers, Jeanne Johansen of High Tide Publications and Greg Lilly of Cherokee McGhee Publishing, share their insider knowledge of how writers navigate the path to traditional publication.

Jeanne and Greg, reviewers of hundreds of manuscripts, know what it takes to entice acquisitions editors to continue reading beyond the first page.

Writers may submit up to 350 words of their manuscript, to see if the sample would earn the nod of approval from an editor, and if not, how it could be improved. They'll also show writers how to craft the essential "elevator pitch" needed to generate interest in potential publication projects and afterward for marketing.

Writers interested in attending and receiving a critique should submit a 350 word sample of their manuscript to CBW President Carol J. Bova, A selection from any part of your manuscript is okay, but it MUST be received by Sunday, June 5, to be included. Carol will send the samples to Greg and Jeanne without names, so DO NOT include identifying information in your submission.

You'll leave the meeting with a better understanding of acquisition editors' view of the writing craft and an "elevator pitch" for your current project for marketing it to publishers and readers.

Goodfellas, 5036 Geo Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester, 23061 

5:30PM Social Hour with Cash Bar -  6:30 Dinner - 7:15 Program

Members $25 & Guests $28 -- Make reservations by Sunday June 12

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(Payment may be made by check or PayPal after reservation entered.)

Open to the Public, Guests Welcome!

Questions? or (804) 725-6163


Menu Selections are

1. Shrimp Scampi with angelhair pasta

2. Chicken Parmigiana with spaghetti or

3 Teriyaki Vegetable Stir-fry

All entrees come with salad, bread pudding for dessert and coffee or tea.




Directions to Goodfellas, 5036 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester 23061

(804) 693-5950


From Williamsburg:

Colonial Parkway to Yorktown

Turn right at sign for 17 North

Turn right at yield sign onto 17 North; cross Coleman Bridge

Go 8.4 miles, (just past Shell Station on the right and White Marsh shopping center on left)

Carefully turn LEFT at 635 - Piney Swamp Road sign into restaurant parking lot.

If you miss it, go to light at WaWa intersection and carefully make a U-turn back.


From Kilmarnock

VA3 to VA 33 turn left 3.4 mi

Turn right onto VA3E/Twiggs Ferry Rd 4.6 mi

Turn right onto VA 198 (Buckley Hall Rd) to VA3 E (Windsor Rd) 1.6 mi

Turn left onto VA3 Windsor Road (Farm Bureau is on the right) 2.06 mi

Turn right at intersection onto Route 14/3  6.4 mi

Turn left on Main St 1.2 mi  (at light)

Turn left at next light on US 17/Geo Washington Memorial Hwy 4.2 mi

Turn right into parking lot after red & white Goodfellas sign.


From Tappahannock

17 South to restaurant

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