Corpus Christi Writers 2021 will be available Thursday, September 16. It will be available in hardback, paperback, and Kindle. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, it will be available to you there. You don't have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle book. You can download the free Kindle reading app on desktop, tablet, or phone. BUY NOW
The series, Corpus Christi Writers, strives to present diverse views and perspectives that, taken as a whole, reflect what people in this community are thinking. Many writers from previous anthologies return to this fourth book in the series, and many new writers join them. Youthful exuberance coexists with polished style. Chupacabras reappear. Talking animals take a hiatus, but the chatty squirrel will not be denied. People who live on the edge share time and space with those who support traditional values. Surprisingly, there are no stories of a dystopian future, but the search for love and meaning remains universal—and elusive. Some strive for sexual identity; others find passion in unexpected places; a few accept isolation and self-reliance. Sometimes, a harsh physical environment tests one’s mettle and underscores internal conflict.
Visuals play an essential role in this book, sometimes as annotations to the writing, sometimes integrated into the works. Standalone images illustrate the writing process.
This anthology features a group project. While seemingly silly, it touches on serious topics such as fake news and the spoofing of websites.
You can find more information about the writers at MaysPublishing.com. You will also find many other stories and poems from writers from around the world. We urge you to submit your work. MaysPublishing.com also features galleries of the artists and photographers who contribute to our projects.
Thanks to all who participated. We feel there is great talent here, and we appreciate the opportunity to showcase it BUY NOW
Health and safety is our top priority, and as we've seen the increase of Covid cases - even among vaccinated individuals - it was clear that we needed to make a change to our Anthology launch party.
We are going to hold a drive-thru Anthology Launch Party on Thursday, September 16 from 7pm - 8pm at Captain Falcon Park. Click here for directions. We have attached a picture of the park for reference.
This contact-free event will be safe & fun (yes, that combination exists!). We will direct you to the starting point and you will drive through stations: a station to pick up your complimentary Anthology copy and purchase additional copies, a station to do a reading (if you choose), and a photo op station.
For this special event, we will hold the readings from your car. We will broadcast them on Facebook live. Alexis Mays Harborth (my daughter and Marketing director for the CCW Anthology) will be conducting the filming. She's going to have the equipment set up and you'll just drive up and read from your vehicle.
We are reserving 3 - 4 minutes for each person to read. We'll be sticking closely to that time window to ensure everyone has the chance to read.
Remember - this event is your opportunity to get your free copy of the Anthology, and also your chance to purchase additional copies at the one-time discounted rate of $10 per book. We accept cash and cards.
Event: Corpus Christi Writers 2021 Anthology Drive-Thru Launch Party
When: Thursday, September 16 from 7pm - 8pm at Captain Falcon Park
Location: Captain Falcon Park, 4718 Oso Pkwy, Corpus Christi, TX 78413 (Click here for directions via Google Maps)
ALISA HOPE WAGNER
BRENDA ELAINE RIOJAS
DONNA LEA ANDERSON
ESTHER BONILLA READ
JOSHUA BRIDGWATER HAMILTON
KAREN CLINE TARDIFF
SISTER LOU ELLA HICKMAN
MALIA A. PEREZ
MICHELLE ECCELLENTE STEVENSON
SARAH K. LENZ
S. MATT READ
WILLIAM J. CHRISS
The 4th annual Corpus Christi Writers Anthology is a showcase of the diverse and talented authors and artists of the Coastal Bend. Each year, we invite our community to submit work in our open call for submissions.
Corpus Christi Writers 2021 was open for submissions from December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The deadline has passed.
The anthology will be available in the fall of 2021. It will be available in print and e-book formats. Any resident or native of Corpus Christi, Texas or the surrounding areas may submit. Submissions, up to 3000 words are eligible. Any style or genre is acceptable. Poetry, fiction, memoirs, essays, and creative non-fiction are acceptable. Excerpts from longer works are considered. Diverse viewpoints are encouraged. Experimental work is encouraged. Interesting social media posts are acceptable. Submissions that appear to be social media posts are encouraged. Submit to email@example.com.
Anthology is open to natives and/or residents of the the six county Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice combined statistical area. This includes towns such as Rockport, Port Aransas, and Refugio. It is also open to those whose books are available through Mays Publishing.
WORD COUNT/PAGE COUNT. Prose submissions must be shorter than 3000 words. Poetry must be shorter than 10 pages in 6 X 9 format. If you wish to create in the 6 X 9 format, I'll email you a template.
Prose or poetry is accepted.
Excerpts from longer works are acceptable
Fiction or non-fiction is accepted.
Black and white images that go along with the selection will be considered.
A blend of words and images will be considered
Diverse viewpoints are encouraged.
You may submit more than 1 work. If you submit a "longer" work (2000 words or 7 pages), you might consider submitting a shorter work too. We like works that are between 1 - 3 pages, but will certainly include longer works
There is no submission fee. You will retain all rights to your works. You may be asked to revise sections of your work
1st Page of your submission must include a cover page with title of your work, the author’s name as you wish it to appear in publication, author’s name (if different than publication name), contact information (email address)
Communication is via email. Make sure you provide an email address that will be valid throughout 2021. If you have to change email addresses, please let us know. If we can't reach you, we may have to drop your selection from the anthology.
Please include a short biography. Also include a photo if possible. The selection can be published in CCW2021 without a photo, but a photo is required if you are to be featured in social media promotions and if you are to be headlined on MaysPublishing.com
The anthology will be available on Amazon, both in trade paperback and Kindle. It may also be available in other formats.
As compensation, you will receive a free copy of the anthology, promotion of your work, and an invitation to read at the launch party. You receive a section on MaysPublishing.com if you are included. This functions like a website. It can include links to your Amazon buy pages. You will also have the opportunity to buy additional anthology copies at a discounted rate.
Notifications of acceptance will start to go out in mid-March. However, you should receive notification that your submission has been received within a few days of you sending it. If you haven't received notification of receipt of submission, please let me know