Call for Submissions: A Mystery for Most: An Everglades Anthology Edited by Houston Cypress and Hector Duarte Jr.
The Everglades—not exactly land, not
exactly water—covering most of the territory south of Lake Okeechobee, remain a
mystery for most: a place of promise or despair, hope or fear. A place in which
a burgeoning American empire extended its will on another people in the name of
natural resources and the conquest of land.
We seek poems, stories, essays,
and photographs that bridge the gap between the known and the imagined, the past
and the present, remembering and forgetting, personal and public history. Tell
us about pirate ships and dugout canoes on lonely water paths; about swamps,
lagoons, and creeks. About the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes, missionaries,
universality, medicine men, faith and God. Tell us about YOUR Everglades.
are looking for your best Everglades-inspired fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and
Please use our Submittable link.
Please consider the
following guidelines before sending your work:
--Poetry: 1-3 poems; typed.
Please include your name on each poem.
--Fiction/ Creative non-fiction/ Essays:
1500-3500 words; typed, double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
submit all written work as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files.
--Photos: 3-5 black and
white .jpg images no larger than 8 x 10 with a minimum 300 dpi resolution.
DEADLINE for all submissions is September 20, 2015.
Direct questions to:
lominybooksATgmailDOTcom (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)