CWC Literary Review
Submissions: autumn issue open May 1 thru Jun 30 2012
CWC members are invited to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines below. Sacramento Branch member Nanci Lee Woody was published in the first issue of the CWC Literary Review!
Submissions are blind-read by an acquisition board. Work meeting a threshold of quality and interest will be included in the next issue. Rejections will be followed with a note as to reasons. No submission editing will be performed.
While satire and parody are welcome, proselytizing or potentially libelous material as well as pornographic forays, and/or gratuitous vulgarity and obscenity are inappropriate.
The author retains all rights, other than the one-time publication in this Literary Review.
Send submissions, for this issue only, as an attachment to Dave LaRoche, email@example.com, subject, “CWC Lit-Review.”
¨ Fiction and nonfiction memoir, essay, and biography of 3000 words or less. Excerpts only if the submission can be judged a complete “story”
¨ Poetry of 50 lines or fewer
¨ Photography and graphics through special arrangement with the managing editor.
Guidelines (Non conforming work will not be read by the acquisition editors.)
¨ The author must be a CWC member, and the submission must be his/her exclusive work.
¨ A maximum of two submissions per member, separate files, will be accepted per issue. A notice of receipt will be sent to the author.
¨ The author must have the right to convey all rights to the CWC Literary Review for a one-time use.
¨ Work must be submitted during the submission period noted above. Each issue of the magazine will specify the submission period for the next issue.
¨ Work must be sent as an email attachment, refer to “Format” below.
¨ Submissions will not be edited. Work selected will be published as is. CAUTION: more than 1500 readers will see your work. The editor may make insignificant changes related to fit and breaks.
Preparing Your Submission
Body of email
¨ Author’s name, email address, and branch affiliation
¨ Title(s), word count and genre: fiction, nonfiction-memoir, non-fiction-essay, non-fiction-bio, or poetry.
¨ Statement must be included: “I, (name) own and convey the right to publish this/these work(s) (Titles of work ) for this one time publication in the CWC Literary Review.”
¨ Pages numbered sequentially in a footer, bottom center. Do not use a cover sheet
¨ Each page will contain the title of the work; once above the body of the work on the front page; again in a header, right side, including the notation, NF-M, NF-B, NF-E, poetry or fiction. No other identifying information, such as author’s name shall be included
¨ Work with excessive typos or grammatical errors will not be read by the acquisition editors.
¨ MSWord: doc or rtf format – rtf preferred. TIP: if using a recent MS Word release, docx format, do a “save as” (found under the file menu) in doc format before attaching.
¨ Left justified, one and one-half line spacing, New Times Roman 12 pt font
¨ One-inch margins around preferred. Poetry may be centered. Note: present poetry in the form you expect it to be published. We wil do our best to accommodate.
¨ Do not use page breaks, spaces to indent for paragraphs, special leading, or any other personalized text manipulation that presents the magazine composer with excessive challenge.