DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: March 15, 2009 (5:00 p.m. Pacific time)
ANTICIPATED RELEASE DATE: June 2009
THEME: Stories must be set in The South and clearly capture a southern tone. Themes might include: coming-of-age, family relationships, fitting in, social life (in its many facets), dreams/aspirations. We will also consider previously published stories that meet this criteria.
Manuscripts MUST adhere to the following guidelines, or they will be deleted unread:
Please send no more than TWO stories.
Manuscripts must be saved as a .doc or .docx file (Microsoft Word)
Double-space the entire manuscript.
Submit work in Times New Roman 12 pt. script.
Put Word Count on first page.
Submit stories of no more than 3,000 words, otherwise they will be deleted.
Submissions must be accompanied by a VERY brief cover letter.
Do not include a bio note in the cover letter. We will request this information later from selected authors.
Authors must clearly state in their cover letter if, where, and when a story entry has been previously published.
Writers whose work is selected will be notified by e-mail on or before March 20, 2009.
There is no entry fee. GCWA will pay $25.00 (or two free copies) to contributors whose work is selected for one-time publication rights -- all rights revert to authors upon publication.
Print submissions sent to GCWA will not be read or returned.
Manuscripts must be saved as .doc or .docx files
and attached to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: Dixon Hearne