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2018 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 Extended: 4/30/18

Planned publication date: October, 2018. Working title:  "STARS"; Constellations; astrology; astronomy; celestial navigation; "lucky" and "unlucky" stars; as inspirations for love, war, hope, and more; celebrities; star athletes, MVPs, Hollywood ...we have always interpreted 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 2018 Pushcart nominee is Jenene Ravesloot for "Moon Diary" in THE MOON (2017). 

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.  BREAKING NEWS: We have a performance time slot on Sunday, June 10, as a Featured Program in this prestigious literary event, which saw over 100,000 attendees in June, 2017.  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 ($US) are $18, reduced to $14 each for TWG members for each category.  You many 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 largely self-supporting. Current annual U.S. TWG membership fee of $50 ($30 for students) 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: Acclaimed writer Diane Williams, author of 'Performing Seals.'

Poetry: Reading fee for each group and/or partial group of 1-4 poems (32- line maximum w/spaces): $18 / $14-TWG member. You will need to enter the title of each poem and provide a separate file for each poem when you submit. Include your name and email address on each page. 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 contact information w/email (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on the title 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: $18 reduced to $14-TWG member. Include author's name, contact information and email (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on the title page.

Optional Entry Form: please find on this Submittable site, or visit www.outriderpress.net for information on TallGrass Writers Guild, its events, opportunities, and publications.

 
Questions? Email tallgrassguild @sbcglobal.net


2018 Anthology Entry Form
 

Name ______________________________________________________________________  
   

Address ______________________________________________________________________

                 

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     ………. 

      Title(s)__________________________________________________________________

 

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

 

Entry Total $__________________________

 

 

How did you hear about us? 

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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 23rd 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 U.S. TWG membership fee of $50 ($30 for students) 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.outriderpress.net 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.