Story Writing Competitions - Mississippi setting

Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) seeks submissions for a fourth print anthology of short fiction and poetry. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, excessive profanity, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.

Accepting submissions between June 1, 2011 and September 1, 2011

Now accepting Poetry! 40 line max

THEME: Stories must be set in Mississippi and clearly capture a Southern tone. We are looking for original stories and poems, either unpublished or published.

Manuscripts MUST adhere to the following guidelines, or they will be deleted unread:
  • Please send no more than TWO items, any combination of stories and poems.
  • Manuscripts must be saved as a .doc or .docx file (Microsoft Word)
  • Double-space the entire manuscript. Poetry may be single or double-spaced.
  • Submit work in Times New Roman 12 pt. script.
  • Submit stories of no more than 3,000 words, otherwise they will be deleted. Poems must not exceed 40 lines.
  • Submissions must be accompanied by a Cover Letter with the Title, Word Count, Author's name, address, e-mail, phone number, and whether the story has been previously published.
  • Do not include a bio note in the cover letter. We will request this information later from selected authors.
Writers whose work is selected will be notified by e-mail on or before October 1, 2011.

There is no entry fee. GCWA will pay $25.00 and One Copy or Five 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:
Attn: Philip Levin



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