A Conejos County Anthology accepting written entries

SANFORD — Volume X of The Circle Book: A Conejos County Anthology will be published in the spring of 2021. We are currently accepting the following until Dec. 1, 2020: We are currently accepting the following:

Written Entries- Poetry, short stories, essays, song lyrics. Submit up to two pieces of original written work no longer than 1500 words each, saved as Word documents. 

Artwork- Photographs, drawings, paintings, digital art, or photos of 3D work. Submit up to two original photographs or works of art as a .jpeg with at least 300 dpi or submit on a flash drive or hard copy. Hard copies will not be returned. 

How to submit: Please read these instructions carefully.

Send us an email with your entry or entries attached (see requirements above). In the subject line of the email, type “Circle Book 2021 Submission.” In the body of the email, list the following information:

Your name
Your phone number
Title(s) of each submission you are attaching to the email
Bio- Two or three sentences about yourself 
Email entries are preferred. If you cannot send us your submission by email, send it by snail mail with all of the above information enclosed to Conejos Writers Circle, 695 Main St., Sanford, CO 81151. 

Theme – This year our theme is “2020: A Year Like No Other.” As in other years, the general goal is to share quality work from writers and artists who live in, or are inspired by, the San Luis Valley. Entries not following the theme will still be considered. 

Copyright - Authors/writers/artists retain copyright and all subsequent publication rights

Fees and payments - We do not charge a submission fee, and we do not pay artists/writers upon publication. (We donate our labor and come out about even on printing costs, so this is a labor of love more than an income-producing enterprise).

Previously published work - We will consider previously published work, if it is not recently published in another local publication. If your submission has been submitted or published elsewhere, please specify when and where and confirm that there are no limits on you having it published again. 

Selection - Submissions go through a blind review by a panel that includes at least one reviewer who is not part of Conejos Writers Circle. The panel looks for material of technical and artistic quality that is in keeping with the mission of the book.  

Editing - We reserve the right to make minor editorial changes, primarily in punctuation, spelling, and grammar. However, please send us your best work. 

For more information, please call (719) 580-4114.


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