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

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: 3/31/17

Planned publication date: October, 2017. Working title:  "The Moon"; harvest moons, hunters' moons, moon rocket launchings, the dark side of the moon, mapping the moon, the moon's control of earthly tides, the supposed effects of the full moon including werewolves and moon madness, and more...we have always interpreted broadly. Especially interested in poetry.

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.

All winners receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest (CTPRLF), the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind (depending on CTPRLF scheduling). 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. Details below. You many submit work in more than one category as you wish. 

Information on TallGrass Writers Guild membership is available in a separate TallGrass category as part of this Submittable listing. TallGrass is rare among arts organizations in that it is independent and largely self-supporting. Current annual U.S. TWG membership fee of $45 ($25 for students) has not been raised in over a decade, and includes four 10-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.

Questions: please email: outriderpress@sbcglobal.com and we'll reply promptly.  

Judges: TBA

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. No long titles or long lines, please; the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5".

Prose Fiction and Non-Fiction: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works OK.No long titles, please. the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5". Reading fee for each entry: $18 /$14-TWG member. You will need to enter the title of each manuscript when you submit. Include author's name and email on the title page.

NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IN ANY CATEGORY

Publications (all prices include shipping & handling)

Past Years’ Anthologies 

- Prairie Hearts (1996) – The Heartland; $17.00

- Alternatives (1997 )Roads less traveled; night shifts; new ideas; $17.00

- Freedom’s Just Another Word (1998) – Concepts of Freedom; $17.00

- Feathers, Fins & Fur (1999) – Animals; $18.00

- Earth Beneath, Sky Beyond (2000) – Nature; $19.00

- A Kiss is Still a Kiss (2001) – Romantic Love; $19.00

-Take Two–They’re Small (2002) – Food; $20.00

- Family Gatherings (2003) – Holidays, weddings, wakes + more; $20.00

- Things That Go Bump in the Night (2004) – The supernatural; $20.00. Out of Stock

- Falling in Love Again (2005) – Second chances; $20.00

- Vacations: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly (2006) – “Are we there yet?” -  $20.00

- A Walk Through My Garden (2007) – From flowerpots to farms. -  $21.00

- Wild Things (2008) – Domestic and otherwise - $21.00

- Fearsome Fascinations (2009) – Vampires, thrill-seekers and more; $21.00

- Seasons of Change (2010) – Nature and ecology, socioeconomic shifts and life –changing events; $21.00

- A Bird in the Hand: Risk and Flight (2011) – Planes, casinos, runaways, and birds, birds, birds; $21.00

- Deep Waters: Rivers, Lakes & Seas (2012) – River rafting, Navy exercises, emotional ‘deep waters’; $21.00

- Music in the Air (2013) – Pop, Rock, Mozart, Nature’s music and more; $21.00

- The Mountain (2014) – Hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountains as metaphors for challenges and more; $21.00

- Embers and Flames (2015) –

Cozy hearths and camp fires; raging forest blazes; passions reignited; $21.00

- HOME (2016) – Cottages, nests, dream houses; $21.00


To order, email outriderpress@sbcglobal.net or call 219-322-7270 or toll-free 866-510-6735.


Please visit our web site for detailed information on TallGrass Writers Guild, Outrider Press, and the Black and White series of annual anthologies, now in its 22nd year.


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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 .

Specify the word processing program used and provide author contact information including your email address and phone number on each separate poem. Poems up to 32 lines including spaces. No long titles or long lines, please. The book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5"
Moon landings, mapping the moon, the dark side of the moon, harvest and hunters' moons, the control of the moon on earthly tides, moon rocks, the supposed effect of full moons, for example 'moon madness' and the paranormal...we have always interpreted broadly

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. Information on 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 in 1 day, 22 hours $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 preferredNo long titles, please. The book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5".

Moon landings, harvest and hunters' moons, mapping the moon, the dark side of the moon, the moon's control of earthly tides; moon rocks; the supposed effects of the full moon like werewolves and 'moon madness'...we interpret broadly.

Specify the word processing program used and provide author contact information including your email address and phone number on the first page of entries. Separate file w/title for each separate entry required.

Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each submission are $18, reduced to $14 each for TWG members. You can purchase a TallGrass Writers Guild membership for $45 ($25 for students) in a separate TallGrass category on 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 in 1 day, 22 hours $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. No long titles, please; the book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5".

Specify the word processing program used and provide author contact information including your Name, email address and phone number on the first page of entries. Separate files w/title for each separate entry required.
Moon landings, mapping the moon, the dark side of the moon, moon rocks, harvest and hunters' moons, the control of the moon on earthly tides, the supposed  effect of the full moon including 'moon madness' and the paranormal.

Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each category are $18, reduced to $14 each for TWG members. You can purchase a TWG membership for $45 ($25 for students) in the separate TallGrass category on 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 in 1 day, 22 hours $25.00 - 45.00
$25.00 - 45.00
TallGrass Writers Guild, an independent and largely 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 21st year), are well known for having given many 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 $45 ($25 for students) has not been raised in over a decade, and includes four 10-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 for detailed information on the TallGrass Writers Guild, its publications, events, and a convenient member form.