2018 Anthology Entry Form
Please type or print clearly
Telephone/E-Mail (E-Mail required--0nly non-academic phone numbers or emails accepted) ________________________________________________________________________________________
Category (check only 1 per form; photocopies OK) Prose (Fiction) ..….. Prose (Non-Fiction) …...… Poetry..........
Number of entries submitted within category ……….
TWG Member Yes ............ No ............. Entry Sub-Total __________________________
CHECK OUT Total: Publications + Entry Fee + Membership + Donation .......................... go to page 7
or send your entry fee as a separate mailing per page 5 Anthology Guidelines to:
TallGrass Writers Guild, 2036 N Winds Dr. Dyer, IN 46311
How did you hear about us? ___________________________________________________________________________
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2018 Anthology Guidelines
Sponsored by Outrider Press in Affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild--$1,000 in Cash Prizes
DEADLINE: 4-30-18 Email tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet Prizes: $500 Cash Prize each-Poetry and Prose divisions; previously published material + simultaneous submissions OK (notify us).
Planned publication date: fall, 2018. Working Title: THE STARS
Astronomy, celebrities and fame, constellations and myths, rites and rituals, celestial navigation, fighters 'seeing stars' and people 'having stars' in their eyes; also astrology, sports stars, MVPs, Academy Awards, Gold Stars on homework, and more. We have always interpreted broadly. We recommend becoming familiar with past years' anthologies (see page 4 Publications) for a better sense of the work we publish.
All submissions are read and evaluated by in-house editorial staff. Submission does not guarantee acceptance; manuscripts making the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for possible award of $500 First Prizes each for poetry and prose. Also: 2nd and 3rd places. All winners + other selected contributors receive Featured Reader status in our Kickoff Reading at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest (PRBF), the nation's third-largest event of its kind. In 2017 PRLF saw over 100,000 attendees and received major national media coverage. Contributors are also invited to our Publishers Party at Chicago's venerable Sulzer Regional Library. Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology.
We nominate for a variety of literary prizes including the Pushcart Prize. Our 2018 Pushcart nominee is Jenene Ravesloot, author of "Moon Diary," published in THE MOON (2107).
Judge: Diane Williams, author of Performing Seals
Non-refundable entry fees ($US) for each category are $18 reduced to $14 each for TWG members. TallGrass is rare among arts organizations since it is independent and self-supporting. Current annual U.S. TWG membership fee is $50 (students: $30 ) and includes four 12-page newsletters each year. Newsletters contain current events in the creative arts community; member news; book reviews; and pages of Manuscripts Wanted that list publications seeking writers’ submissions.
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Poetry: 32-line (including spaces) limit per poem; no long lines, please, and no long titles. We dislike head notes and foot notes. Reading fee for each group or partial group of 1-4 poems: $18 / $14-TWG member. A separate file for each poem, please.
Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; no long titles, please; sections from longer works OK. We dislike head notes. Number/staple your pages. Reading fee for each entry: $18 / $14-TWG member.
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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 2017 (THE MOON), 2016 (HOME) and 2015 (EMBERS AND FLAMES) anthologies featured in
Published by the Society of Midland Authors
OUR PREFERENCE: Electronic Submission -- November 1 to April 30
We are using SUBMITTABLE.com from November 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018. GO TO:
Please provide a separate file for each separate poem to Submittable in Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF--preferred) or Microsoft Word -- no pdf, please. You will need to specify the word processing program used and provide complete author contact information including your full postal address, email address and phone number on the first page of prose entries and on each separate poem. We cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers. Submit to: http://tallgrasswritersguildDOTsubmittableDOTcom/submit
OPTIONAL: Hard Copy, Year Round Submission through 4-30-18
HARD COPY SUBMISSION using postal mail:
Step One:Double-spaced manuscripts. Single-spaced OK for poetry. Include your manuscripts + SASE + optional bio + entry fee (MADE PAYABLE TO: TALLGRASS WRITERS GUILD-see CHECK OUT on page 6 or send as separate mailing (see below).
Include name, complete postal address, phone numbers (w/area code) and e-mail addresses on first sheet of fiction and on each sheet of poetry. We cannot accept academic emails or phone numbers.
Also include a stamped, self-addressed #10 (business size) envelope (SASE) for response. Mss. shredded/recycled, not returned. Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard to have receipt of ms. confirmed. Mail to: TallGrass Writers Guild, 2036 N. Winds Drive, Dyer, IN 46311. DEADLINE: 4-30-18.
Step Two: Email your submissions (in RTF or MS Word) to: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet as an attachment. Separate files for each poem and/or prose entry, please. Questions: tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet / 219-322-7270 or 866-510-6735
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