Corpus christi writers 2019


CORPUS CHRISTI WRITERS 2019 will be available in the fall. Fifty four authors will be featured. From a poem about the fabled chupacabra to stories of dystopian futures, they showcase the diverse viewpoints of the people of South Texas. Taken as a whole they embody the spirit of South Texas while also articulating universal themes.

CONTRIBUTORS (partial list)

Alan Berecka

Ana Varela

Bob James

Cadence S. Olivarez

Charles Etheridge

Carol Mays

Chelsea Brotherton

Christian Garduno

Coffee Cat

Cory Staryk

Cynthia Breeding

David Carpenter

Devorah Fox

Dylan Lopez

E Contreras

Esther Read

Gerald Beckman

Grady Hunter

Heather Twardowski

Jacqueline Gonzalez

Jason Bond

Javier Villareal

Jim McCutchon

Jody Heyman

Joel Ortiz

Joseph Wilson

Joshua Espitia

Juan Perez

Kailey Hamauei

Ken Diercouff

Kenneth Bennight

Lizz Cosgrove

Lucas Diercouff

Mandy Ashcraft

Nick Martinez

Nikki Ikonomopoulos

Paul Gonzales

Raven Yoder

Roberta Dohse

Robin Carstensen

Roger Lawrence

Ron George

Sarah K. Lenz

Scott Wayland Griffin

Sister Lou Ella Hickman

Shannon Dougherty

Skoot Larson

Sydney Spangler

Teri Garcia-Ruiz

Tom Murphy

William Chriss

William Henneberger

William Mays

William Walton

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline was April 15, 2019. The submission deadline has passed. The anthology will be available in the fall.


This anthology will be available in print and e-book formats. Any resident or native of Corpus Christi, Texas or the surrounding areas may submit. Shorter submissions, up to 3000 words, are preferred. Any style or genre is acceptable. Poetry, fiction, memoirs, essays, and creative non-fiction are acceptable.  Excerpts from longer works are acceptable. Diverse viewpoints are acceptable. Experimental work is acceptable. Interesting social media posts are acceptable. Submissions that appear to be social media posts are acceptable. Submit to


Those selected for the anthology receive a free copy of the anthology. They also receive the opportunity to buy additional copies at a discounted rate, approximately 30% lower than the Amazon price. They receive promotion of them and their work. This includes space on and periodic rotation through social media promotions. It also includes invitations to participate in readings and book fares.


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