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    TallGrass Writers Guild Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild Deadline: 2-28-08 (may be
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      TallGrass Writers Guild
      Literary Anthology/Contest Guidelines
      Sponsored by Outrider Press in affiliation with TallGrass Writers Guild

      Deadline: 2-28-08 (may be extended to 3-31)
      Email tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net or outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net
      (replace (at) with @)

      Planned publication date: late summer/early fall 2008. Working title: Wild
      Things: Domestic and Otherwise.. Broadly interpreted, this can be anything from
      unwanted bats in the attic to grandchildren running amok. Especially
      interested in poetry.

      All poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are read and
      evaluated by in-house editorial staff; submission does not guarantee acceptance; those
      entries that make the final cut are forwarded to independent judges for
      possible award of $500 in cash prizes for First ($500 each for poetry and prose) as
      determined by the judges. Also: 2nd and 3rd places, and Hon. Mention. All
      winners receive Featured Reader status at the Kick-Off Reading at Chicago Tribune
      Printers Row Book Fair (pending CTPRBF event scheduling), the nation’s third
      largest book fair of its kind. Each published contributor receives a free copy
      of the anthology.

      Entry fees for each category are $16, reduced to $12 each for TWG members

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

      Prose: 2500 word limit per entry; sections from longer works accepted.
      Reading fee for each entry: $16 US/$12US-TWG member. For 2 prose entries per person:
      $32US/$24US-TWG member; for 3: $48/$36, etc.
      No limit on number of submissions in either category.

      Judge:  Award-winning poet, essayist and novelist Judith Kitchen, Pushcart
      Prize recipient and judge.

      Writers should 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. Plus: ELECTRONIC – Provide ms. and
      4-sentence bio (separate files, please) on 3.5” IBM disk or CD, or small capacity
      flash (pin) drive – our preference -- using Windows Rich-Text-Format (RTF –
      our preference), or Microsoft Word (not Works).  NO ASCII; no centering, bold,
      italics codes; only Tabs for paragraph indents. Specify word processing
      program on label + author’s name, phone # and e-mail address. No MAC. If sending a
      3.5” floppy, be sure to package securely in bubble wrap or padded envelope to
      guard against damage in transit.  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.

      outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net (replace (at) with @).

      Mail to: TallGrass Writers c/o Outrider Press, 2036 North Winds Drive, Dyer,
      IN 46311. 
      Info: outriderpress(at)sbcglobal.net or  
      tallgrassguild(at)sbcglobal.net (replace (at) with @)
      or 219-322-7270
      or toll-free 866-510-6735.

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