Quality fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by writers in Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas, especially from those with a personal connection to this region. Your submission does not need to be grounded in this region, though we admit a fondness for seeing it represented in creative and engaging work.
Your submission must not have been previously published.
Your submission must not be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
Deadline: June 1, 2014
You may submit in more than one category.
Poems – Up to three poems, submit each poem separately.
Fiction – One story up to 3,000 words.
Nonfiction – Memoir, essay, travel – one entry up to 2,000 words.
Be sure your name is entered as you want it published.
Use 12 point font size.
Times New Roman font is preferred. No script or exotic fonts, please.
Double-space and paginate all prose manuscripts.
State word count in upper left-hand corner of the title page.
Submit each piece separately in .doc or .docx files.
The editorial team includes experienced writers/educators from the Board of Directors of the Lake Region Writers Network who recruit writing teachers and accomplished authors to assist in the review process.
Contributors will be notified about the final status of their submission by August 1, 2014.
For additional information, go to our website.