Saturday, June 4, 2011

Storm Country Anthology Project for Joplin

The Joplin (MO) Writers’ Guild, in coordination with the Missouri Writers’ Guild, is seeking fiction, non-fiction and poetry to be included in an anthology, Storm Country, to be published near the end of the summer. All proceeds from book sales will go to the purchase of books for school libraries damaged or destroyed by the May 22nd tornado. Midwest writers are encouraged to submit their original work June 1st through July 15th.

Submit work with the theme of storms and severe weather in the Midwest. All forms of stormy weather should be considered: ice, floods, tornadoes, wind, and snow.

Include name, address, phone number, and email address on first page of submission.

Poetry of any form and up to 30 lines may be submitted. A maximum of THREE poems from any author will be considered.

Short fiction in any genre, 1,500 words or less, will be considered.

Nonfiction (features, essays, memoirs, etc.) of 1,500 words or less may also be submitted. A maximum of three pieces of prose will be accepted per author.

All submissions must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman.
Prose should use three-space paragraph indention and double-spacing.
Poetry should be single-spaced.
Pages should be numbered.
Spelling and grammar must be as the author intends.
Author retains all rights.
Please include third-person author bios up to 75 words.

Submit your Word documents by July 15th to or mail to Claudia Mundell, 1815 River Street, Carthage, Missouri 64836.


I received this information from Donna's blog and Claudia's blog and Storm Country blog. Check out the different sites for links and information.

Thank you for helping Joplin!


  1. I'm challenging all blogging writers: Submit at least one piece. Let's make this a huge anthology. (It would be a publishing credit!)

  2. Ditto! I need to stick a big Post-it to my forehead, though, so I will remember! :D

  3. Hi Lynn, this a wonderful way to raise funds ... I'll highlight it in my this & that post that I have coming up, probably in the morning.

    Are you going to submit a story? I hope you are doing well.


  4. Hi Lynn,
    thanks for posting this. I'm working on something and hope they get lots of submissions.

  5. Thanks everyone! I already wrote something, but I've sent it to my buddy (Geoffrey) so that he could write his part (or at least I'm asking him if he will) as I felt it would make a stronger piece by letting him tell his part rather than me paraphrasing what he told me.

  6. Hi Lynn, I just posted this today, in my green pepper post. Thanks for all that you are doing to help. Take care,


  7. Only a few days left to submit! Make this a "stormy weather" writing weekend and get it sent in before the July 15th deadline.


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