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 is open for submissions from December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. WE ARE RECEIVING A LOT OF SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE SEND YOUR WORK BY THE DEADLINE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Sarah K Lenz
S Matt Read