2017 Anthology Entry Form
Please type or print clearly
Telephone/E-Mail (E-Mail required) _____________________________________________________________________
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 __________________________
To Total Merchandise + Entry Fee + Membership + Donation ... See TallGrass Writers Guild Membership, page 6
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2017 Anthology Guidelines
Sponsored by Outrider Press in Affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild--$1,000 in Cash Prizes
Postmark deadline: March 31, 2017 Email outriderpressATsbcglobalDOTnet or tallgrassguildATsbcglobalDOTnet Prizes: $500 Cash Prize each for Poetry and Prose divisions; previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK (please let us know).
Planned publication date: fall, 2017. Working Title: THE MOON - Harvest and hunters' moons; the moon's pull on Earth's tides as well as its living creatures; moon rockets and landings; the effects of the Full Moon; ancient and enduring rites, rituals and beliefs associated with the moon; the moon as an essential ingredient of romance; and more. We have always interpreted broadly. Especially interested in poetry.
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 $500 First Prizes each for poetry and prose. Also: 2nd and 3rd places. All winners receive Featured Reader status at our reading at Printers Row Lit Fest, the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind (depending on PRLF scheduling). Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology.
Include an entry form for each entry category, please.
Non-refundable entry fees ($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 of $45 (students: $25 ) has not been raised in over a decade, 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. 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. 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 and 2016 ANTHOLOGIES, HOME + EMBERS AND FLAMES, FEATURED IN LITERARY LICENSE,
PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND AUTHORS
Hard Copy, Year Round Submission
HARD COPY SUBMISSIONusing postal mail:
Step One: Double-spaced manuscripts. Single-spaced OK for poetry. Include your manuscripts + completed entry form (below) + entry fee + SASE + optional bio.
Include name, complete postal address, phone/FAX numbers (w/area code) and e-mail addresses on first sheet of fiction; each sheet of poetry. phone number and e-mail address on every item, please.
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 c/o Outrider Press, 2036 N. Winds Drive, Dyer, IN 46311. POSTMARK DEADLINE: 3-31-17.
Step Two: Email your submissions to outriderpressATsbcglobalDOTnet as an attachment. Separate files for each poem and/or prose entry, please.
Electronic Submission -- November 1 to March 31
We are using SUBMITTABLE.com from November 1, 2015 to March 31, 2017, in addition to postal entries. GO TO: http://tallgrasswritersguildDOTsubmittableDOTcom/submit
Please provide a separate file for each separate poem to Submittable in Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word. 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. Submit to: http://tallgrasswritersguildDOTsubmittableDOTcom/submit
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