Open For Submissions
Dec 15, 2020 to March 15, 2021
CWC Members Only
We have a submissions manager, a managing editor, a starting acquisition team, and an art director/production manager. All volunteers! Our state webmaster has updated and posted the submission rules and forms. So, we’re ready to go. The submission window opens Dec 15, 2020 and CWC members have until March 15, 2021 to send in their very best work for consideration for the 2021 Literary Review!
To quote a Literary Review luminary: “We have no particular theme, most content is acceptable. We do look at the technical stuff. When assessing fiction and memoir, we chew over story and character development, realism, pacing, grammar, and reader engagement. With essay we add information, persuasion, and factual interrelationships. For poetry we want to be moved with an emotional experience.”
And we add to the genres above: non-fiction which needs character, scene, truth, and perhaps some story. Note this year’s addition of humor. We all need it after this year. Let’s have somethings to giggle or belly-laugh over.
If any of your branch members would like to be part of the acquisition team, please have them contact the managing editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. This year it is perfectly fine to judge and to submit. We managed it in 2018 and all the years before that. Submissions are not sent to judges in the branch from which they originated. Pieces are read and ranked by at least 3 readers then results calculated blind. We rely on everyone’s honest effort. Judges can read as much or as little as they like in whatever genre they are comfortable in. They will not need to confer with each other. Join us!