TallGrass Writers Guild w/Outrider Press
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TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD w/OUTRIDER PRESS—Anthology Guidelines for LUCK
2023 Literary Anthology/Contest—LUCK—the 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: March 25, 2023
- Planned publication date for LUCK is 4th Quarter, 2023.
ENTRY FEES: Save 20% - TallGrass Members Save 20% on Entry Fees
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR visit the website: www.outriderpress.net and click on the "TallGrass Membership" tab.
We have not changed our fees since 2019
- 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.
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.
Technical Requirements: Double space Prose. Single space for Poetry. Use only Rich-Text-Format (preferred) and Micrtosoft Word. 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. Use only Times New Roman, Size 11 font. No academic emails or phone numbers, please. No long titles please, and in Poetry, no long lines, either. Our books are approximately 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches, with .75 inch margins all around.
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—Preferred https://tallgrasswritersguildDOTsubmittableDOTcom/submit
Submit using only Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word–no pdf. Optional: visit the website: wwwDOToutriderpressDOTnet and click on the "Anthology Guidelines" and optional "TallGrass Writers Guild Membership" tabs.
ALTERNATIVE SUBMISSION Using Postal Mail
Step One: Mail a stamped, self-addressed postcard to confirm receipt. Include your required entry form + optional bio + optional Membership Form (for both forms,visit the website: www.outriderpress.net and click on 'Anthology Guidelines' and 'TallGrass Writers Giild Membership' tabs) OR email: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet). Using a single check for all fees due, mail your entry form and fees and optional Membership form and fee made payable to: TALLGRASS (one word) WRITERS GUILD. Mail to: TallGrass Writers Guild, 2036 North Winds Dr, Dyer, IN 46311 -- Postmarked on or before 3-25-23.
Step Two: Email your entry form + submissions (in RTF or MS Word), with each poem or prose piece as a separate attachment to: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet. Specify 'LUCK Anthology Submission' in the subject line.
Questions? Email tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet