(This news courtesy of George Lies)
Appalachian writers, please forward this email to you friends, colleagues, and contacts who you think might be interested. We encourage submissions of original works of poetry and fiction (up to 2500 words). The submission deadline is September 1, 2008. For information about the anthology and submission guidelines, please see
http://www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb/anthology. Notification to journals and university writing programs across the region are currently being posted.
Anthology of Appalachian Writers
The Anthology of Appalachian Writers is a publication that encourages a long-established tradition of storytelling, love of language, and creative expression associated broadly with the area of the country known as Appalachia. Though the principal mission of the anthology is to provide a venue for publication of new writers, it also provides a collection of literature and scholarship that contributes to an understanding and appreciation for the region. Poetry, fiction, memoir, heritage writers, as well as new voices appear in each annual volume of the anthology. The anthology is supported by The Shepherd University Foundation and The West Virginia Center for the Book. The Anthology of Appalachian Writers is part of the Appalachian Heritage WIR and Writers Project. Click here to view the past volumes of the anthology.
Submissions: To submit any original, unpublished work of fiction or poetry for consideration by the editors, send an electronic copy, along with the information below, to Dr. S. Bailey Shurbutt, firstname.lastname@example.org . All submissions must be in the submission format below.
Title of Submission:___________________________________________________________
Brief Biography (limit 100 words):________________________________________________