SWC Anthology submission guidelines for members

Deadline for anthology #11, 2024: March 21st

All work must be edited and ready for publishing.

The guidelines for length are for maximum limits. Shorter works appreciated.
– long works: one fiction, non-fiction or excerpt piece not longer than 3000 words
OR
– short works: collections of poetry up to 200 lines in total (not including titles) or flash/postcard stories, prose poems collectively to a maximum of 2000 words
If you are not sure please about your submission please ask us – write@sookewriters.com

-original artwork by the author that accompanies the written work may be accepted -submissions should be in black and white and sized around 300 dpi (4 by 6 in. or so)
– you must have a current membership to participate

All members are eligible to submit. However, all manuscripts are reviewed by the editorial committee to ensure maintenance of the group’s high writing quality standard. We encourage all authors to submit their work for feedback prior to submitting for consideration and well in advance of the submission deadline. This will allow time for review, preparation and delivery of feedback, and additional editing, review. There is no cost for this service. Please keep in mind that, as submission deadline approaches, there is greater demand and limited resources to accommodate requests.
Members can submit more than one manuscript for consideration. However, as space is limited, expect only one to be accommodated. Indicate which submission is your preferred for publishing.

bios should be submitted along with writing submission — maximum 100 words, written in third person. Ensure the name on your bio and the name on your manuscript match and show how you want them presented. (pseudonyms acceptable)

Format for submissions:  12 pt Times New Roman or Arial font, word or rich text document as a word or rich text document
Prose: double spaced
Poetry: spaced how you want it to appear (don’t double space if you don’t want it to look that way). If you poem has a lot of special spacing please submit as a pdf to see if the poem can be fit onto a page in the way you intend.

Please note — as membership grows these guidelines may change

The editorial board reserves the right to reject and limit submissions for length and volume of work, quality of writing, and content. Content that includes themes that violate societal norms or SWC values and integrity; disparage others or their viewpoints on the basis of ethnicity, religion, birthplace, parentage, sexual orientation, sex, or other logical beliefs, the work may be rejected or returned for additional editing.

Please email your submission with bio before midnight, March 21st