TallGrass Writers Guild w/Outrider Press
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TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD w/OUTRIDER PRESS
2021 Literary Anthology/Contest -- PLAY -- the 25th in the 'Black and White' series of annual anthologies produced by TallGrass Writers Guild in affiliation with Outrider Press.
Prizes: $500 Cash Prize for Poetry and $500 for Prose; previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK (please indicate).
Deadline: Final Extension to 6-30-21
Planned publication date for PLAY is October, 2021.
Entry fees: Poetry—group(s) of 1 to 4 one-page poems, max 32 lines w/spaces: $19/$15 TallGrass Guild members for each full or partial group
Entry fees: Non/fiction—2500 words max: $19/$15 TallGrass members for each separate entry
TallGrass Writers Guild 2021 Anthology Guidelines for PLAY!
Some Approaches to Consider
· Kids’/Adults’/Pro Sports—agents, celebrity, gambling
· Card/Dice/Board Games—all levels
· Mind Games/”Playing with Fire”/”Playing for Keeps”/”Do not play with my heart…”
· Artists’ imaginations at play/Playdates/Playgrounds/Professional facilities
· Theatrical/musical productions—practice, backstage drama, touring, awards, flops and SMASHES.
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. Submission does not guarantee acceptance; manuscripts making the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for possible awards. Also 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.
Poetry: 32-line (including spaces) limit per poem; no long lines, please, and no long titles since our anthologies are 5.5 inches X 8.5 inches. No head notes or foot notes. Reading fee for each group or partial group of 1-4 poems: $19 / $15-TallGrass Writers Guild member. A separate file for each poem, please.
Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; no long titles please—our anthologies are 5.5 inches X 8.5 inches. Cuttings from longer works OK. No head notes or foot notes. Number/staple your pages. Reading fee for each entry: $19 / $15-TallGrass Guild member.
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 SUBMITTABLE— 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).
OPTIONAL: HARD COPY SUBMISSION Using Postal Mail
Step One: Double-spaced manuscripts. Single-spaced OK for poetry. Include your manuscripts + 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 6-30-21.
Step Two: Email your submissions (in RTF or MS Word) to: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet as an attachment. Separate files for each poem and/or prose entry. Specify “PLAY Anthology Submission” in the subject line. Optional attachment: TallGrass Membership form--available at: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet for form.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org