Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Call for Submissions - Gulf Coast Writers' Anthology

(Cover from Gulf Coast Writers website)

Today's forecast for St. Peters, MO: Chance of thunderstorms, high 75 degrees.

After the photography contest announcement yesterday from Midwest Living, in the spirit of equal time for our friends south of the Mason-Dixon Line, I thought I would share this announcement about a submission opportunity from anyone living in or writing about the South.

Gulf Coast Writers (GCWA) seeks submissions for a second print anthology of short fiction. According to their website, they are "eager to include voices from many southern states in this collection!" They will accept most genres, "except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, excessive profanity, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference."

The cover above is from their first anthology, "Teacakes and Afternoon Tales: New Stories from Mississippi." Visit the GCWA website for complete guidelines, which are very specific, and act fast. The submission deadline is the Ides of March--March 15!

I'm not sure if Missouri is included in their "southern states" category. During the Civil War, Missouri was considered a border state, but Missouri is also depitcted as one of the states on the Rebel flag. If in doubt, query them.

I read about this call for submissions on Cathy C's Hall of Fame blog, so thanks for the tip, Cathy, and congratulations on your recent publication in A Cup of Comfort for New Mothers!


  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Donna! I polished up a story for this antho today-I'll let it sit for a time and if I still like it tomorrow, I'll send it along. (You'd think writing a Southern story would be easy-weezy for a Rebel like me, but it turns out I'm a little too rebellious :-)

  2. Hi Cathy,
    Too rebellious? Really?
    I was happy to read they accept previously published materials (if I read the guidelines correctly). I have a short story I might polish up and submit--if I don't miss the deadline.


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