TallGrass Writers Guild w/Outrider Press

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TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD w/OUTRIDER PRESSAnthology Guidelines for LUCK

http://www.outriderpressDOTnet


2023 Literary Anthology/ContestLUCKthe 26th in the 'Black and White' series of annual anthologies produced by TallGrass Writers Guild in affiliation with Outrider Press.

- Email:  tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet

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

- Deadline: 2-14-23

- Planned publication date for LUCK is Oct 2023.



ENTRY FEES: Save 20%

NEW TallGrass Members Save 20% on Entry Fees (below).

Before uploading your work and selecting your fee level, use the convenient Submittable 'TallGrass Writers Guild Membership' form to join and instantly enjoy your member benefits.


- Entry fees: Poetry—group(s) of 1 to 4 one-page poems, max 32 lines w/spaces: $20/$16 TallGrass Guild members for each full or partial group. 

- Entry fees: Non/fiction—2500 words max: $20/$16 TallGrass members for each separate entry.             


LUCK Some Approaches to Consider

· Gambling—Card/Dice/Board Games—all levels;

· 'Born this way"—'Lucky families', Genetics, 'born under an (un) lucky star', 'lucky at cards, unlucky at love'; 

· 'You make your own luck'; and 

 · Superstitions—broken mirrors bring 7 years' bad luck; never walk under a ladder or on a sidewalk crack.



We interpret themes broadly and recommend becoming familiar with past years' anthologies (see 'Publications' tab on the web site: wwwDOToutriderpressDOTnet) for a sense of the work we accept.

All submissions read/evaluated by in-house editorial staff. All hard copy entries shredded/not returned. Submission does not guarantee acceptance; manuscripts making the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for possible awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd for poetry and prose. All winners and other selected contributors receive Featured Reader status at our Publishing Party, free and open to all, and traditionally held at Chicago's Sulzer Regional Library. Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology. We are especially interested in poetry. Judge: To be announced.


NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IN EITHER CATEGORY

WE NOMINATE FOR THE BEST NEW POETS PRIZE, ORISON LITERARY AWARDS, AND THE PUSHCART PRIZE

Our 2019 (LOON MAGIC and Other Night Sounds) 2018 (THE STARS), 2017 (THE MOON), 2016 (HOME) and 2015 (EMBERS AND FLAMES) anthologies featured in LITERARY LICENSE, published by the Society of Midland Authors.


How to Submit

ELECTRONIC: via SUBMITTABLEPreferred https://tallgrasswritersguildDOTsubmittableDOTcom/submit

Submit to Submittable in Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word–no pdf.  Specify word processing program used and provide complete author contact info:  full postal address, email address + phone number on the 1st page of prose entries and on each separate poem. No academic emails or phone numbers, please.

Optional: Bio + TallGrass Writers Guild Membership (separate form at this Submittable site).


ALTERNATIVE: HARD COPY SUBMISSION Using Postal Mail

Step One: Double-spaced manuscripts (mss.). Single-spaced OK for poetry. Include your mss + entry fee (MADE PAYABLE TO: TALLGRASS  (one word) WRITERS GUILD.

Include name, complete postal address, phone numbers (w/area code) and e-mail addresses on first sheet of fiction and on each sheet of poetry. No academic emails or phone numbers.

Also include a stamped, self-addressed #10 (business size) envelope (SASE) for reply. No mss.  returned; shredded/recycled.  Include stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt. Mail to: TallGrass (one word) Writers Guild, 2036 North Winds Dr, Dyer, IN 46311 -- Postmarked on or before 2-14-23.

Step Two: Email your submissions (in RTF or MS Word), each poem or prose piece as a separate attachment to: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOT. Specify 'LUCK Anthology Submission' in the subject line. Optional attachment: TallGrass Membership form—available at:  this Submittable site plus wwwDOToutriderpressDOTnet (website) plus email: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet.


Questions? Email tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet