|Well Versed 2009|
Over the next few posts I'm going to share some notes I took during the conference, but today I have a call for submissions and a giveaway!
One important announcement during the event was a reminder about the CCMWG's call for submissions for their annual award-winning Well Versed anthology.
The anthology accepts submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and new this year--flash fiction. Members of CCMWG may enter for free. Nonmembers may enter for a modest fee.
You can find complete guidelines for the 2015 anthology at the link. Deadline is November 15, 2014.
Entries are judged independently by guest judges (for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) who select winners in each category and make recommendations for other submissions to be included in the anthology. The judges select the top choices to receive monetary prizes. All entries selected for inclusion in the anthology receive one contributor's copy, plus a payment of $1 for each piece included.
During the conference, attendees were encouraged to take free copies of past anthologies. Of course, I took advantage of that generous offer.
To carry on the CCMWG spirit of generosity, I'm giving away a copy of Well Versed that I picked up at the conference. The 2009 issue of Well Versed (pictured above) includes a foreword from Walter Bargen, Missouri's first poet laureate, who served as poetry judge for that issue.
For a chance to win a copy of the 2009 anthology shown above, leave a comment with your name here by October 31. I will select one winner and announce the name the beginning of next month.