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2019 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).


Extended Deadline: 5/4/19


Planned publication date: October, 2019. Working title:  "LOON MAGIC and other Night Sounds"; Nature's sounds at nightfall and nighttime; urban street sounds; nighttime sports events, concerts and outdoor movies in the park; the domestic sounds of meal preparation, people practicing musical instruments, TV, domestic arguments, and more. We interpret 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 2019 Pushcart nominees are Tracey Ludvik for "Star Power" and Jill Marcusse for "Van Gogh's Mirror" in THE STARS (2018). 


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,  a prestigious literary event which saw over 120,000 attendees in June, 2018.  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  are $19 in each category for non-TallGrass Writers Guild members, reduced to $15 each for members.  You may 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 self-supporting. Current annual TallGrass Writers Guild membership fee of $50 ($30 for students with current school ID) 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: Diane  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): $19 for non-members / $15 for TallGrass Writers Guild member. Enter the title of each poem and provide a separate file for each poem when you submit. 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 complete contact information w/email (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on each 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: $19 reduced to $15 for TallGrass Writers Guild members. Include author's name, contact information and email (we cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers) on the title page.


Questions? Email tallgrassguild @sbcglobal.net


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 24th 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 TWG membership fee of $50 ($30 for students with current school ID) 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.   

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