Monday, August 15, 2011

Missouri Warrior Writers Project Anthology Contest Open for Submissions

The Missouri Warrior Writers Project Contest is open for submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for its anthology:

Holding Each Elephant's Tail: Voices from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Editors are looking for writing from veterans and active military service personnel of Afghanistan and Iraq about their wartime experience, including deployments, those who have never been deployed, and transition back into civilian life.

Award of $250 each to top entries in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction

Prose limited to 5,000 words

Up to 3 poems (max 5 pages)

Submissions exceeding limits will be disqualified

All entries considered for publication in the anthology

No entry fee

Deadline December 30, 2011

Winners announced by April 1, 2012

Visit Missouri Warrior Writers blog for complete details, including submission process and names of judges.

Contact for additional information.


  1. I won't qualify for this one, but isn't it a grand idea!

  2. Hi Bookie (Claudia),
    You are so right.

  3. Bookie said it. Sounds like a great book. And the name--"Warrior Writers"--makes me shudder, it's so powerful!

  4. Hi Tammy,
    You are absolutely right. The title is powerful!


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