http://www.outriderpress.net/ TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD w/OUTRIDER PRESS


2019 Literary Anthology/Contest


Prizes: $500 Cash Prize for Poetry and $500 for Prose; previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK (please indicate on entry form).


Deadline: 4/30/19


Planned publication date: October, 2019. Working title:  "LOON MAGIC and other Night Sounds"; Nature's sounds at nightfall and nighttime; urban street sounds; nighttime sports events, concerts and outdoor movies in the park; the domestic sounds of meal preparation, people practicing musical instruments, TV, domestic arguments, and more. We interpret broadly.


Previously published material and simultaneous submissions (please indicate on entry form) OK. All poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are read and evaluated by in-house editorial staff; submission does not guarantee acceptance; acceptances that make the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for possible award of $1000 in cash prizes for First Place ($500 each for poetry and prose) . Also: 2nd and 3rd places. Especially interested in poetry.

We nominate for a variety of prizes including the Pushcart Prize. Our 2019 Pushcart nominees are Tracey Ludvik for "Star Power" and Jill Marcusse for "Van Gogh's Mirror" in THE STARS (2018). 


All winners and other selected contributors receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest (PRLF), the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind,  a prestigious literary event which saw over 120,000 attendees in June, 2018.  In addition, contributors are invited to the October Publishing Party at Chicago's venerable Sulzer Regional Library Auditorium. Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology.

 

Non-refundable entry fees  are $19 in each category for non-TallGrass Writers Guild members, reduced to $15 each for members.  You may submit work in more than one category as you wish.

NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS.

TallGrass is rare among arts organizations in that it is independent and self-supporting. Current annual TallGrass Writers Guild membership fee of $50 ($30 for students with current school ID) includes four 12-page newsletters each year. Newsletters contain current arts events; member news; book reviews; and pages of Manuscripts Wanted that list publications seeking writers’ submissions.  

Entries are shredded/not returned.


Judge: to be announced.


Poetry: Reading fee for each group and/or partial group of 1-4 poems (32- line maximum w/spaces): $19 for non-members / $15 for TallGrass Writers Guild member. Enter the title of each poem and provide a separate file for each poem when you submit. We dislike head notes and foot notes. No long titles or long lines, please; the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5". You will need to enter the title of each manuscript on your entry form when you submit. Include author's complete contact information w/email (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on each page.


Prose: Fiction and Non-Fiction: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works OK. We dislike head notes. No long titles, please. the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5". Reading fee for each entry: $19 reduced to $15 for TallGrass Writers Guild members. Include author's name, contact information and email (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on the title page.


Questions? Email tallgrassguild @sbcglobal.net


http://www.outiderpress.net/ Poetry - Please provide files--a separate file for each poem--in Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word—RTF preferred .

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Specify the word processing program used and provide author contact information including your email address and phone number (we cannot accept academic email addresses or phone numbers ) on each separate poem. Poems up to 32 lines including spaces. We dislike footnotes and head notes. No long titles or long lines, please--the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5"


Planned publication date: October, 2019. Working title: "LOON MAGIC and Other Night Sounds"; Nightfall in Nature including all wildlife; the city at night including traffic and other street sounds; night games at ball parks; outdoor concerts and movies; domestic sounds of meal preparation, people practicing music, TV, domestic arguments, and more. Especially interested in Nature-focused work. We have always interpreted broadly.

We nominate for a variety of prizes including the Pushcart Prize. Our 2019 Pushcart nominees are Tracey Ludvok for "Star Power" and Jill Marcussefor "Van Gogh's Mirror" in THE STARS (2018).                          ___________________________________________________________________
Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each group of up to 4 poems and/or partial group of 1-4 poems are $19, reduced to $15 each for TWG members.

We suggest you familiarize yourself with recent past anthologies; visit www.outriderpress.net and click on "Publications' for details on our SALE. This special offer is also available on this Submittable site -- "Order Past Anthologies" --until 3-31-19.

TallGrass membership is available in a TallGrass Writers Guild category as part of this Submittable listing. Choose the correct Fee Option from the Fee Option dropdown selection list when you enter your credit card information on the submission form.

 

http://www.outriderpress.net/ Fiction - 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works OK, in Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word - RTF preferred.

Deadline:  April 30, 2019.


Planned publication date: October, 2019.

Working title:  "LOON MAGIC and Other Night Sounds"; ...urban settings with traffic and other street sounds, evening sports events, and Nature's night sounds, of course; domestic sounds of meal preparation, people practicing music, TV, domestic arguments, and more. Especially interested in Nature-themed submissions.  We interpret broadly.

We nominate for a variety of prizes including the Pushcart Prize. Our 2019 Pushcart nominees are Tracey Ludvik "Star Power" and Jill Marcusse's "Van Gogh's Mirror" in THE STARS (2018)..

Specify the word processing program used and provide complete author contact information including your email address and phone number (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on the first page of entries. Separate file w/title for each separate entry required. No long titles, please. The book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5". We dislike head and foot notes.
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Non-refundable entry fees ($US): for each separate fiction entry, the fee is $19 for non-TallGrass Writers Guild members, reduced to $15 each for members.

We suggest you familiarize yourself with recent past anthologies;  Please visit www.outriderpress.net and click on "Publications' for details on our SALE. You can also take advantage of our Special Sale on this Submittable site at "Order Past Anthologies" through 3-31-19.

TallGrass membership is available in a TallGrass Writers Guild category as part of this Submittable listing. Choose the correct Fee Option from the Fee Option dropdown selection list when you enter your credit card information on the submission form.  



http://www.outriderpress.net/ Non-fiction - 2,500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works OK, in Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word - RTF preferred. We dislike head and foot notes. No long titles, please; the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5".

Deadline: April 30, 2019


Specify the word processing program used (Micro Soft Word or RTF -- RTF preferred). and provide complete author contact information including your name, postal address, email address and phone number (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on the first page of entries. Separate files w/title for each separate entry category required.

Planned publication date: October, 2019. Working Title: LOON MAGIC and Other Night Sounds. Urban night sounds of street sounds; night sports events; concerts; and of course, Nature's night sounds; domestic sounds of meal preparation, people practicing music, TV, domestic arguments, and more. Especially interested in Nature-themed submissions. We interpret broadly.

We nominate for a variety of prizes including the Pushcart Prize. Our 2019 Pushcart nominees are Tracey Ludvik for "Star Power" and Jill Marcusse for "Van Gogh's Mirror" in THE STARS (2018).


Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each category: Non-members of TallGrass Writers Guild pay $19 for each non-fiction entry, reduced to $15 forTallGrass Writers Guild members per non-fiction entry . 


We suggest you familiarize yourself with recent past anthologies; These are available on this Submittable site --'Order Past Anthologies' -- or visit www.outriderpress.net and click on 'Publications' for SALE details ending 3-31-19.


TallGrass membership: purchase a TallGrass Guild membership for $50 ($30 for students with current school ID) in the TallGrass Writers Guild Membership form on this Submittable listing. Choose the correct Fee Option from the Fee Option list when you enter your credit card information on the submission form.


TallGrass Writers Guild, an independent and self-supporting arts organization, has been providing opportunities for over a quarter-century to writers locally (Chicago), regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Publishing opportunities in its annual Black and White series of anthologies, (now in its 24th year), are well known for having given over 550 first-time writers their starts, some of whom have won $500 Grand Prizes for their anthology entries.

Performance opportunities are monthly open mics, themed readings, and Performance Ensemble programs in high profile venues have included Chicago's historic Sulzer Regional Library, Northwestern University, and Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Cultural Center. Current annual TWG membership fee of $50 ($30 for students with current school ID) includes four 12-page newsletters each year. Newsletters contain current arts events; member news; book reviews; and pages of Manuscripts Wanted that list publications seeking writers’ submissions.   

 Please visit the website: www.outriderpressDOTnet and click on the "TallGrass Writers Guild" for detailed information on the TallGrass Writers Guild, its publications, events, a more detailed overview of STARS, and a convenient member form or use this convenient membership form on Submittable:

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2019 Anthology Entry Form


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Telephone/Email (Non-Academic Phone Numbers and Emails required

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Category (check only 1 per form; photocopies OK)     Prose (Fiction) ..…..     Prose  (Non-Fiction) …...…   Poetry..........  

Number of entries submitted within category     ……….

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TWG Member       Yes  ............           No  .............        

Entry Fee: $19.00 for non-members of TallGrass Writers Guild for each group or partial group of 1 to 4 poems or each single fiction or non-fiction entry -- $15 for members.                  

 

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