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  • crwropps@aol.com
    TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild FINAL Postmark Deadline
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 30 5:56 AM
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      TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines
      Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild


      FINAL Postmark Deadline is 4-01-10
      Email:
      <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or
      <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>. Replace (at) with @.

      Planned publication date: late summer/early fall 2010. Working title: Seasons of Change. We interpret broadly, and welcome work on seasonal changes in the natural world, but also socio-economic change; change of scene; and deep personal change as well. Especially interested in poetry.

      Previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK. Award of $1000 in cash prizes for First ($500 each forpoetry and prose) . Also: 2nd, 3rd places, + Hon. Mention. All winners receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind (depending on CTPRLF scheduling). Each published contributor receives a free copy of the anthology.

      Entry fees for each category are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG members. Current annual U.S. TWG membership fee of $45 ($25 for students w/xerox of valid photo ID) includes six 12-page newsletters each year. An entry form for the 2010 Anthology/Contest (available w/SASE, if not attached to these guidelines) must be completed and accompany each entry category. To obtain, email:

      <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or
      <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>. Replace (at) with @.


      Poetry: Single-page poems to 28 lines – single spacing OK for poetry. Prose poems may be treated as prose at judge’s discretion. Reading fee for group or partial group of 1-4 poems: $16US/$12US-TWG member. For 5-8 poems per person: $32US/$24US-TWG member. For 9-12 poems: $48US/$36US, etc.

      Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works accepted. Each entry must have a separate reading fee of: $16 US/$12US-TWG member.

      NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IN EITHER CATEGORY.

      Submission Guide: (for complete guidelines, email outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net, replacing (at) with @. Send two copies of each manuscript (ms.) Plus disk as follows:
      HARD COPY – Double-spaced manuscript on one side, on 8.5”x11” unlined white paper. Single-spacing okay for poetry. Only laserjet, inkjet or letter-quality dot matrix acceptable; plus: Four-sentence bio; plus:
      ELECTRONIC – Provide ms. and bio (separate files, please) on small capacity flash drive or CD, using Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or Microsoft Word (not Works). Package your CDs safely to prevent damage. Specify word processing program on label + author’s name and e-mail address. No MAC.
      Include name, address, phone/FAX numbers (w/area code) and e-mail addresses on first sheet of fiction; eachsheet of poetry. Your phone number and e-mail address are required on every item.

      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.

      FINAL EXTENSION OF DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than 4/01/10

      FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES WITH REQUIRED ENTRY FORM:

      Email:
      <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or
      <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>. Replace (at) with @.
      Telephone: 219-322-7270 or toll-free 866-510-6735





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    • crwropps@aol.com
      TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild Our 15th year of
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 10, 2011
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        TallGrass Writers Guild
        Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines
        Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild

        Our 15th year of acclaimed annual anthologies!

        Postmark Deadline is 2-27-2011; Email <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net>
        or <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net> (replace (at) with @ in sending
        e-mail).

        Planned publication date: late summer/early fall 2011.

        Working title: A Bird in the Hand: Risk and Flight. We interpret
        broadly, and welcome work on the natural world with literal birds, but
        also seek work on any kind of risk and/or flight, metaphoric or
        otherwise. Could mean a plane or helicopter flight (terrorists? Huey
        helicopters in Viet Nam?) or risking the savings account at the
        roulette tables in Atlantic City. Don’t overlook emotional risk or
        fleeing from difficult/toxic situations (family holidays?). Consider
        flight from the law or, perhaps, a vengeful ex with a gun and poor
        impulse control. Especially interested in poetry.

        Previously published material and simultaneous submissions OK. Award of
        $1000 in cash prizes for First ($500 each for poetry and prose) . Also:
        2nd, 3rd places, + Hon. Mention. All winners receive Featured Reader
        status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit
        Fest, the nation’s third largest book fair of its kind (depending on
        CTPRLF scheduling). Each published contributor receives a free copy of
        the anthology.

        Judge TBA

        Entry fees for each category are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG
        members. Current annual U.S. TWG membership fee of $45 ($25 for
        students w/xerox of valid photo ID) includes six 12-page newsletters
        each year. An entry form for the 2011 Anthology/Contest (available
        w/SASE, if not attached to these guidelines) must be completed and
        accompany each entry category. To obtain, email:
        <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>
        (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

        Poetry: Single-page poems to 28 lines – single spacing OK for poetry.
        Prose poems may be treated as prose at judge’s discretion. Reading fee
        for each group or partial group of 1-4 poems: $16US/$12US-TWG member.

        Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works accepted.
        Each entry must have a separate reading fee of: $16 US/$12US-TWG
        member.

        NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS IN EITHER CATEGORY.

        Submission Guide: (for complete guidelines, email
        <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> (replace (at) with @ in sending
        e-mail). Send one hard of each manuscript (ms.) Plus disk as follows:

        HARD COPY – Double-spaced manuscript on one side, on 8.5”x11” unlined
        white paper. Single-spacing OK for poetry. Only laserjet, inkjet or
        letter-quality dot matrix acceptable; plus: Four-sentence bio; plus:

        ELECTRONIC – Provide ms. and bio (separate files, please) on small
        capacity flash drive or CD, using Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF) or
        Microsoft Word (not Works). Package your CDs safely to prevent damage.
        Specify word processing program on label + author’s name and e-mail
        address. No MAC.

        Include name, address, phone/FAX numbers (w/area code) and e-mail
        addresses on first sheet of fiction; each sheet of poetry. Your phone
        number and e-mail address are required on every item.

        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.

        FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES WITH REQUIRED ENTRY FORM:
        <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>
        (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail). Telephone: 219-322-7270 or
        toll-free 866-510-6735
      • AllisonJ
        Final Deadline Extension: TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines. Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 12 9:07 AM
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          Final Deadline Extension: TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines. Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild – Our 16th year of acclaimed annual anthologies. Postmark Deadline: April 15, 2012.

          For info and COMPLETE GUIDELINES--Email <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>. Replace (at) with @. Prizes: $500 each for poetry and prose. Include SASE. Previously published and simultaneously submissions OK (please indicate on entry form).
          Theme is: 'Deep Waters – Rivers, Lakes and Seas'; direct links to the natural world are fine, but don't overlook emotional `deep waters'; dams; naval warfare; commercial transport; and denizens of the deep. We interpret broadly and are especially interested in poetry.

          Judge: Award-winning author Diane Wiliams.

          Planned publication date: fall 2012. Entry fees for each category (1-4 poems /each prose entry) are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG members. An entry form for the 2012 Anthology/Contest must be completed and accompany each entry
          category. To obtain, email: <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal> or <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>, replacing (at) with @. No limit on number of submissions in either category. We definitely prefer hard copy but can make exceptions for email on occasion. FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES with required entry form email: <outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net> or <tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net>, replacing (at) with @. Telephone: 219-322-7270 or toll-free 866-510-6735.
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