Saturday, August 20, 2011

Call for Submissions: Missouri Warrior Writers Project

Missouri Warrior Writers Project

Holding Each Elephant's Tail: Voices from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars 2011 Prose & Poetry Contest and Call for Submissions

Genres: Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

Prizes: $250 awarded as top prize in each genre

Word Limits: 5,000 words for Prose (Fiction and Creative Nonfiction); up to 3 poems (5 pages) for Poetry. Submissions exceeding these limits will be automatically disqualified. Limit one submission per person per genre.

Entry Fee: None

Deadline: December 30, 2011 Winners announced by April 1, 2012

To Submit:

submissions(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

The Missouri Writers’ Guild and Missouri Humanities Council have partnered in the Missouri Warrior Writers Project to produce an anthology of writing by veterans and active military service personnel of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars about their wartime experience. The first volume will be published by Southeast Missouri State University, with an expected release date of Armed Forces Day, May 19, 2012. All branches of the military who have had multiple deployments, who have been deployed once, or who have never been deployed, are invited to participate. Family members of these warriors are also encouraged to submit.

- Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document. (Save with a *.doc extension). Please combine all poems into one document and use first poem as title.

- Put your name and contact information on the first page of your submission document and nowhere else within the manuscript.

- Please include a brief (75 words or less) bio with your submission.

- Send to:
submissions(at) (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Work previously published will be considered, but new work is preferred. All entries will be considered for publication in the anthology.

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