Anniversary Anthology

cover of Everything Old Is New Again: 30 Years of WOTA

Writers on the Avenue is delighted to celebrate 30 years of supporting writers and the literary arts in and around Muscatine, Iowa. Our anniversary anthology includes contributions by founding, long-time, returning, and new members, showing the diversity of area talent and the richness of what happens with a community of literary support. Buy your copy today and help WOTA support writers for decades more!

Poetry Anthology

riv to riv coverFrom River to River: Thoughts on Life in the Great Bend is a beautiful collection of poetry, photography, and original art that captures the natural beauty, seasons, and philosophical introspections of artists and poets who have been shaped by life near the Mississippi and the unique region known as the Great Bend.

The book includes winners and favorites from WOTA’s 2018 poetry contest alongside contributions from WOTA members and poets young and old, aspiring and accomplished, including poems by Salvatore Marici, Mike Bayles, Dennis Maulsby, Dustin Joy, G. Louis Heath, Anna Counter, and Misty Urban.

Inspirational Anthology

anthology coverClimbing the Hill of Life is anthology of stories, essays, poems, and art is designed to inspire and uplift. Writers of all ages and walks of life share messages of hope and wisdom, offer healing for the troubled heart, and celebrate the simple beauty of the everyday. Lighthearted and soulful, tender and profound, this collection will lift your spirits, soothe your hurts, strengthen your courage, and soften your heart.

The book includes stories by Anna Counter, Judy Chapman, Dan Titus, Rebecca Whitmore, and Bob Bancks; poems and photographs by Pat Bieber, Gesene Oak, Jodie Toohey, and Jamie Trunnel; poetry by Denise Smith, Bill Telle, Vicky Dovenspike, William Anson, Jasmine Kang, Kathleen Unger Hart, Christina Walker, Kenneth Burrows, Nichole McKillip, and Yasmine Cruz; cartoons by Daniel Roberts; and essays by Hal Green, Paul FitzPatrick, Misty Urban, and Dustin Joy.

Holiday Anthology


Writers on the Avenue’s holiday anthology Winter Holidays in the City of Pearls is available for sale in print and as a Kindle edition from Twelve talented writers from Eastern Iowa celebrate food and family, reflect on holidays past, and explore what the winter season means to them in this collection of original and heartfelt stories, essays, and poems.


Previous Publications

2012-wota-anthologyWriters on the Avenue’s 2012 anthology available online from Amazon. Including works by Jeff Boldt, Pat Bieber, Dan Titus, Judy Chapman, Anna Counter, Ron Lackey, Denise Smith, Jason Liegois, and Judy Haskins , with cover design by Tina Boldt.

To purchase a copy of earlier anthologies, contact WOTA.



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