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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – WOC ANTHOLOGY  “Boundaries & Borders”  

 

Special Limited Opening Request For Liberian Women Writers ***Deadline Midnight Monday, June 17th 

The Women of Color Writers’ Community invites Liberian Writers to submit their writing for possible inclusion in Boundaries & Borders a Theme-Based Anthology that broadly interprets  experiences of living within or overcoming the confines of culture, status, and condition/s in our lives – written as you choose to write about it.  

We are seeking a Diversity of Writing That Meets the Anthology’s Theme  

Our Goal – to Present, Underrepresented Womens’ Literary Works to the World 

SUBMISSION DETAILS – Submissions are closed for this Anthology. This is a special opening for women of Liberian descent only. Readers Fee $10.00 Fee is waived for those living outside of the USA 

Poetry – 5 poems for a total of not more than 7 pages maximum 

Fiction or Nonfiction – Maximum count 2,000 words (no exceptions) 

Original freestanding artwork (unpublished artwork must be your own – No Fee required) 

INTERNATIONAL Submissions – NO FEE REQUIRED (All other guidelines prevail) 

 

LIMITS ON SUBMISSIONS: We accept up to 5 poems per author. Note: We reserve the right to limit the number of works published  

  • *Reading Fee – $10.00 – (5 poems are considered 1 submission) – Fee waived if outside the US • Deadlines – June 17, 2021 -Must be adhered to  

FORMATTING: – Please follow guidelines precisely  

Documents must be formatted in WORD  

  • 1” inch margins – 12-point font – double spaced (except for poetry) – numbered pages 
  • Add your Genre but DO NOT ADD YOUR NAME TO THE DOCUMENT 
  • Note: If accepted you will be required to submit a short bio and headshot 
  • Work submitted must be free of typos and unintentional grammatical mistakes. If Selected we will notify you SUBMITTING YOUR WORK – PLEASE:  
  • E-mail (only) submissions to: wocsubmissions@gmail.com. E-mail as an attachment Poetry (up to 5) must be emailed in one document 
  • Εmail Subject Line: Subject line should include: Liberian Submission – Genre of Work Submissions will be reviewed anonymously. PLEASE DO NOT write your name on your submission pages- Do Title Each Poem 

BODY OF EMAIL: Please include the following in the body of your e-mail, 

  • Your Full Name (Remember DO NOT put your name on your submission) 
  • Title and Genre of the Work 
  • Telephone Number(s) 
  • Your E-mail Address 
  • A Short paragraph describing how your work meets the theme of Boundaries & Borders (optional) • Your Ethnic background (e.g. National Origin, City, State, ethnic self identity as a woman of color) • The purpose of adding your ethnicity is to demonstrate the diversity of Women of color only
  • A short personal bio – you need not have published before 
  • The Anthology Editorial Committee has the right to withdraw or extend this offer at any time at our discretion 

**Please follow submission guidelines. Submissions that don’t meet Guidelines will be discarded** 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  

  • DECISION OF THE EDITORS WILL BE FINAL 
  • We maintain the right to edit submissions, but will not publish without your review and permission. If your work is accepted, you will be required to sign a legal release form, and submit a photo and biography. You may be asked to further edit 
  • Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but please notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere 

CHECKLIST Please check that you’ve followed the Guidelines – for convenience please  check off the following list: 

My work fits the Anthology theme: Boundaries & Borders – but carries its own Title Punctuation and grammar have been checked and double-checked 

▢ I Submitted my writing to WOCSubmissions@gmail.com ONLY 

E-Mail Subject line shows only: Genre of Work/First and Last Name I am of Liberian descent – include a two-line personal Bio 

Deadlines: I’ve adhered to the deadline presented by this invitation – June 17, 2021, My submission is an email attachment. Pages are numbered and the author’s Name DOES NOT Appear in the work  

We Look Forward to Receiving Your Submission!  

Visit www.wocwriters.com for more information about The Women of Color Writers  Workshop and Community (WOC Writers)  

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Publication Updates of Boundaries & Borders will be Noted on WOC’s Webpage

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