The deadline for submission has passed. No more submissions will be accepted. I will email you a formal acceptance. You must respond to the acceptance email in order to be included. Please read your email carefully and respond within two weeks of mailing. You will be dropped from the anthology if you don't respond and agree to the terms
The launch party will be October 20 at 6:30 PM at the Art Museum of South Texas. If you are a contributor, you MUST pick up your complimentary copy of the book at that time, or have someone pick it up for you. More details are available in the Submission guidelines.
This Series showcases 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. We publish writers who are established, and we also love to see submissions by people who've never been published. We also love to see submissions by those who don't even think of themselves as writers, but who have an interesting idea. The launch for Corpus Christi Writers 2022 will be at The Art Museum of South Texas on Thursday, October 20.
Corpus Christi Writers 2022 is open for submissions from December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. If you submit multiple pieces, we will let you know which ones are included within a few days after the submission deadline.
The anthology will be available in the fall of 2022. It will be available in hardback, paperback, 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. We prefer prose submissions in the 1000-word range, but are open to longer works. We prefer poetry submissions in the 2-3 page range, but are open to longer works.
Any style or genre is acceptable. Poetry, prose, 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. No racist, sexist, or homophobic submissions will be published. Material too overtly political may be rejected.
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.
Mays Publishing may consider writing from outside the metropolitan area if the writing fits with the theme of the anthology.
Excerpts from your submission, along with your bio, will appear on MaysPublishing.com. These excerpts may be used in social media to promote the anthology. Several months after the anthology is published, the full text of your submission may be available on MaysPublishing.com. You can withdraw your work from MaysPublishing.com at any time.
WORD COUNT/PAGE COUNT. Prose submissions must be shorter than 3000 words. Poetry must be shorter than 10 pages.
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. You MUST pick up your copy at the launch party on October 20 at the Art Museum of South Texas. If you are unable to attend, please make prior arrangements to have someone pick it up for you at the launch party.
As additional compensation, you also receive free promotion of your work via our website and social media account. In addition, you have an allotted time to read at the launch party. You must read material only from the current anthology.
Your promotion on MaysPublishing.com includes a section on the website, which can accommodate links to your website or Amazon buy page. This section functions like a website.
During the launch party, you can buy additional anthology copies at a discounted rate while supplies last. This rate is only available at the launch party. After that, you must purchase via Amazon and pay Amazon rates.
Notifications of acceptance will start to go out in April and May. 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.
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