TallGrass Writers Guild
Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines
Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild
EXTENDED Deadline is 3-20-10
Email: outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net or tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net. Replace (at) with @. Planned publication date: late summer/early fall 2010. Working title: Seasons of Change. We interpret broadly, and welcome work on seasonal changes in the natural world, but also socio-economic change; change of scene; and deep personal change as well. Especially interested in poetry.
Previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK.
Award of $1000 in cash prizes for First ($500 each for poetry and prose) . Also: 2nd, 3rd places, + Hon. Mention. All winners receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind (depending on CTPRLF scheduling). Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology.
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE AS JUDGE THE AWARD-WINNING WRITER DIANE WILLIAMS, AUTHOR OF PERFORMING SEALS.
Entry fees for each category are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG members. Current annual U.S. TWG membership fee of $45 ($25 for students w/xerox of valid photo ID) includes six 12-page newsletters each year.
An entry form for the 2010 Anthology/Contest (available w/SASE, if not attached to these guidelines) must be completed and accompany each entry category. To obtain, email: outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net or tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net, replacing (at) with @.
Poetry: Single-page poems to 28 lines – single spacing OK for poetry. Prose poems may be treated as prose at judge’s discretion. Reading fee for each group or partial group of 1-4 poems: $16US/$12US-TWG member.
Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works accepted. Each entry must have a separate reading fee of: $16 US/$12US-TWG member.
NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IN EITHER CATEGORY.
Submission Guide: (for complete guidelines, email outriderpress(a)sbcglobal.net, replacing (a) with @. Send twocopies of each manuscript (ms.) Plus disk as follows:
§ HARD COPY – Double-spaced manuscript on one side, on 8.5”x11” unlined white paper. Single-spacing okay for poetry. Only laserjet, inkjet or letter-quality dot matrix acceptable; plus: Four-sentence bio
§ ELECTRONIC – Provide ms. and bio (separate files, please) on small capacity flash drive or CD, using Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word (not Works). Package your CDs safely to prevent damage. Specify word processing program on label + author’s name and e-mail address. No MAC.
§ Include name, address, phone/FAX numbers (w/area code) and e-mail addresses on first sheet of fiction; eachsheet of poetry. Your phone number and e-mail address are required on every item.
§ Include a stamped, self-addressed #10 (business size) envelope (SASE) for response. Mss. shredded/recycled, not returned. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard to have receipt of ms. confirmed.
DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than 3/20/10
FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES WITH REQUIRED ENTRY FORM: outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net or tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net, replacing (at) with @. Telephone: 219-322-7270 or toll-free 866-510-6735