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

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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Ends on April 30, 2018$14.00 - 18.00
$14.00 - 18.00
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 extended to April 30, 2018

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, 2018. Working title: "STARS"; Constellations; astrology; astronomy; celestial navigation; "lucky" and "unlucky" stars; as inspirations for love, war, hope, and more; celebrities; Hollywood, athletic trophies; MVPs...we have always interpreted broadly.

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).                         
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Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each group of up to 4 poems and/or partial group of 1-4 poems are $18, reduced to $14 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 available on this Submittable site until 3-31-18.

For the Entry Form which is optional: it is included in TallGrass Writers Guild's 'Forms' on this Submittable listing, or visit www.outriderpress.net  for a detailed view of TallGrass, its events, opportunities and a complete overview of STARS.

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. 

 
Ends on April 30, 2018$14.00 - 18.00
$14.00 - 18.00
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 Extended to April 30.

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; athletic superstars, MVP, celebrities; Hollywood...we interpret broadly.

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).

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 notes.
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Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each separate prose entry,  fee is $18, reduced to $14 each for TWG 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 through 3-31-18.

For the Entry Form (Optional): it is included in TallGrass Writers Guild's 'Forms' on this site, or visit www.outriderpress.net  for a detailed view of TallGrass, its events, opportunities and a complete overview of STARS. 


Ends on April 30, 2018$14.00 - 18.00
$14.00 - 18.00
http://www.outriderpress.net/ Nonfiction - 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 notes. No long titles, please; the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5".

Deadline extended to April 30.

Specify the word processing program used and provide author contact information including your Name, 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 required.

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 athletics; MVPs; Hollywood...we interpret broadly. 

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).

Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each category are $18, reduced to $14 each for TWG members. You can purchase a TWG membership for $50 ($30 for students) in the separate TallGrass category on this Submittable listing.
We suggest you familiarize yourself with recent past anthologies; visit www.outriderpress.net and click on "Publications' for details on our SALE.

For the Entry Form (Optional): it is included in TallGrass Writers Guild's 'Forms' on this Submittable listing, or visit www.outriderpress.net  for a detailed view of TallGrass, its events, opportunities and a complete overview of STARS..

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


$30.00 - 50.00
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.