OVERHEARD - 2019 Anthology Submissions Guidelines

Deadline for Submissions : Monday 30th September 2019

Poetry and Short Story Submissions are invited for entries to Live from Worktown’s 2019 Anthology.

Please read this guidance carefully. We are looking for poems and  short stories that in some way relate to the topic OVERHEARD. You may submit part of a longer piece of work in which case tell us what it is from: e.g. the following extract is from a longer essay “Bolton in the 1990s” written in 2006.

Your submission must not have been published elsewhere

Entries must be submitted by email only and should be as separate attachments bearing only your name, the title of the piece, and the work itself. In the main body of the email include your personal details including name, address, post code, title of piece(s) submitted and any relevant supplementary information (max. 50 words).

Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted.

You should follow this guidance carefully as entries falling outside the guidelines will be excluded.

You can submit up to 3 poems or 2 short stories which must be fiction.

Submissions should be no more than 25 lines of poetry and less than 800 words per short story.

Entries should be linked to the theme Overheard.

Submissions should be made by email with attachment (doc or docx).

Submissions cannot be made by post.

For stories, entries should be typed double spaced, font size 11, preferably Times New Roman.

We are looking to include about 30 pieces of work. It is unlikely that all work submitted can be chosen but no feedback will be offered on submissions that are unsuccessful.

Deadline for submissions monday, 30th September 2019. We will inform you if you have been successful by the 31st October . All work published will remain the copyright of the author and no use will be made of the work other than in this anthology and for publicity purposes without the express permission of the author.

All successful entrants will be invited to an Anthology launch event (to be arranged at a later date in November) and given one complimentary copy. Additional copies may be purchased at £5.00 per copy.

by 12 noon on Monday, 30th September 2019.

Editorial policy : the editors have no wish to censor submissions but reserve the right to refuse material that they judge to be actually or potentially offensive, racist, sexist or homophobic. Similarly, whilst recognising that vernacular and dialect have distinct and non-standard grammar and spelling, the editors reserve the right to standardise obvious misspellings and grammatical inaccuracy, in the interests of producing an industry-standard publication of quality.

The Editor's decision is final and there will be no discussion process or appeal procedure.


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