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The Anthology Project

From: Tenshinoshin
Sent on: Monday, January 30, 2012 11:59 AM
As those of you who have joined us for the last few meetings know, Mid-Michigan Prose and Writing group is starting an anthology project.  Anyone in the group, even if they haven't come recently is eligible to submit work starting today, keeping in mind that there are a few rules that need to be observed:

The overall theme for the anthology is going to center around works inspired by the prompts from our regular Tuesday night meetings.  This doesn't mean that the piece you submit has to be about our meetings, but needs to stem from one of our exercises or prompts.  It doesn't need to have been written wholly at a meeting either, you can expand on something you've already started and we're going to start providing prompts to do at home.

The reason we want to stick strictly to the prompts is because the idea behind the anthology is to celebrate many writers of different backgrounds and skill levels writing together and the friendly atmosphere of our meetings.  This sort of means that those who want to submit pieces to the anthology need to also participate in at least a few upcoming meetings.  If you've been to meetings in the past and feel like you'd like to submit something, but can't seem to make it to our regular meeting, please send an email to the organizers and we'll discuss it.

Currently, the editorial staff consists of Suleman and me.  We're going to be responsible for accepting submissions to the anthology, organizing and editing it.  We're going to be accepting submissions until September 30th and plan on finishing and publishing the anthology by March 2013 at the latest.

There are no content restrictions on submissions, but we do request you use your best judgment.  We also request that only polished pieces, in other words, pieces you wouldn't mind submitting to another editor/publisher, be submitted.  If we find a submitted piece unacceptable or in need of some editing, we will contact you and discuss possible changes.  We will not edit or alter a piece without discussing it with the writer.  All writers have the right to withdraw their submission until January 15th.  More importantly, all writers retain full rights to their works.

The minimum word count for any submission excluding poetry is 250 and the maximum is 3,000.  The whole thing will be about 250 pages.

Writers may submit multiple pieces, as many as they like.  All profits made from the sale of the anthology will be split equally amongst writers whose pieces appear in it.

The editorial staff will strive be fair about all decisions, but all editorial staff decisions are final.  The editors reserve the right to reject any submission for any reason.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, please send an email to either Suleman or me and we will do our best to clear things up.

Good luck everyone!


Tenshinoshin and Solomon

Ann Arbor, MI

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