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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: 3/31/18

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; 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 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) and 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. 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 $50 ($30 for students) has not been raised in over a decade, and 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.

Questions: please email: tallgrassguild@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)

ONLINE SPECIAL THROUGH 3-31-17

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; $23.00

- Embers and Flames (2015) --Cozy hearths and camp fires; raging forest blazes; passions reignited; $23.00

- HOME (2016) – Cottages, nests, dream houses; $23.00

-- MOON (2017) -- Harvest and Hunters' Moons; rituals; the dark side of the moon; space exploration and moon walks; 'Moon Madness' and werewolves; 23.00 

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FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL with SUBMITTABLE Submissions-- SAVE $$$ Our 2015 anthology (Embers and Flames), 2016 title (HOME), plus our 2017 book, (THE MOON), are only $18.95 each when you submit material to STARS, our 2018 collection of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. LIMIT 1

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.


Ends on March 31, 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 .

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"

Constellations; astrology; astronomy; celestial navigation; "lucky" and "unlucky" stars; as inspirations for love, war, hope, and more; celebrities; Hollywood ...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).                         
                        
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. Information on those follows below.

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).

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 March 31, 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 preferredNo long titles, please. The book is standard trade paper, 8.5" x 5.5".

Constellations; astrology; astronomy; celestial navigation; "lucky" and "unlucky" stars; as inspirations for love, war, hope, and more; 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 on the first page of entries. Separate file w/title for each separate entry required.We suggest you familiarize yourself with our publications. For 2015, 2016, and 2017 anthology information, see below.

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 $50 ($30 for students) in a separate TallGrass form 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 on March 31, 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. 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.

Constellations; astrology; astronomy; celestial navigation; "lucky" and "unlucky" stars; as inspirations for love, war, hope, and more; celebrities; Hollywood...we interpret broadly. We suggest you familiarize yourself with recent past anthologies. Information on 2015, 2016, 2017 titles follows below.

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 $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. 

$30.00 - 50.00
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 22nd year), are well known for having given over550 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, and a convenient member form.