Submissions Requested for Anthology


Dreams and Visions Cover

I wanted you to be the first to know–and I hope you are as excited as I am–that I will be e-publishing an anthology written by you. It is to be entitled “Dreams and Visions” and your submission can be an essay, poem, memory, or short story to do with either or both of those topics. This should be your unique interpretation, whether it be dreams you experience during sleep or dreams you or others have for your/their life; visions of grandeur or visions you have experienced, or fiction about any of these.  Deadline is November 30.

It must be your original work. Please submit your pieces to me at blowers.mary@gmail.com. Use the words “Anthology Submission” in the subject so that your work will get the highest priority attention. Feel free to copyright.  My only use of your material will be in this anthology. You will receive full credit in the e-book and may include one website listing which will appear after your name.

I would like pieces to be two to three pages or 1000 words in length, and they may be shorter. The approval process will depend on the number of entries  but I will solicit another writer or two to be part of the judging. (Interested? Let me know.) Pieces with excessive profanity, violence, etc. will not  be considered. I don’t mind helping with spelling or grammar, including for those who consider English a second language, and may make recommendations along these lines. There is no change for your participation and you will get a free e-book for contributing, even if you are not chosen!

Exciting developments! I have decided to include a print version, which will also be available for purchase. In addition, there will likely be additional anthologies  in the future, on different topics, so follow this blog for updates.  Also!  If you are a talented cover artist and would like to donate the artwork, send those .jpgs to me as well.  It should be 1200-1400 pixels wide and fit a 6×9″ cover.  I’d like it to be something like the picture I created, above but am open to any kind of (clean) dreamy images.

Use this opportunity to begin or add to your portfolio of published work. Feel free to email me with any questions. I can’t wait to see what your dreams and visions are!  Some have already come in and we may have to close early if we fill up, so don’t delay.  You may invite others too!

Send entries of 2-3 pages or 1000 words or less, to blowers.mary@gmail.com, by November 30, 2014.  A little longer is probably ok if necessary!  I want to help you get out there!

Mary

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  1. Oops! I should have been keeping up with new developments. I submitted some time ago, cutting to keep the material within the original length limit. Is that going to be a problem? (In other words, if accepted, is my piece going to look underdeveloped? Should I try to resubmit in a more thoroughly developed form?)

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  5. Have a few questions, thought I might post here rather than email, others may have same ones: 1) is there a maximum length or no. of words? 2) do you have a process in place for approving submissions, or not? Thanks Mary.

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    • Hi Claire! Thank you for asking. I would like pieces to be two to three pages maximum in length, and can be shorter. The approval process will depend on the number of entries but I will solicit another writer or two to be part of the judging. Pieces with excessive profanity, violence, etc. will not be considered. I don’t mind helping with spelling or grammar, including for those who consider English a second language, and may make recommendations along these lines. I hope this helps you, Claire, and thank you for being part of this exciting project!

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