Submissions are being accepted for Spring Vol. 11, the SWG's magazine showcasing emerging Saskatchewan writers.
Spring editors will consider poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from Saskatchewan residents who may or may not be members of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, from those who have never published to those who have not yet published in book-length form (64 pages) and who have not yet entered into a contract with a book publisher or for self-publishing.
Writers selected for publication will receive payment at the standard SWG rates.
Submissions must be previously unpublished in any format.
The maximum length for fiction and non-fiction is 3,000 words and for poetry is six poems totaling no more than 12 manuscript pages. Excerpts from longer prose and poetry works will be considered.
In a covering letter, include your name, contact information, and the genre(s) and title(s) of your submissions(s). Your name and the title of the piece must appear on each page of your submission(s).
Entries must be submitted electronically in a Word doc following the usual formatting for manuscripts (12 pt font, double spaced).
Contributors MUST be residents of Saskatchewan; however, they don't need to be members of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild.
Include a short (50-75 word) biography that will appear in the magazine should your submission be published.
The Spring 2019 editors are Bernadette Wagner (managing & poetry editor) and Edward Willet (fiction & non-fiction editor).
Bernadette Wagner is a multi-genre author, editor, and community builder who loves to sing, teach, and cook, as well as play with words and language. With more than 25 years' experience in literary, magazine, newspaper, non-profit, and online writing and as the author of two poetry collections, one nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award, and a second forthcoming in 2019, and as editor of a mixed-genre anthology and a historical nonfiction book, more than 25 chapbooks of poetry, and innumerable non-profit organization newsletters, she strives to give back to her communities all the encouragement and support she’s received on her journey.
Edward Willett is the award-winning author of more than sixty books of science fiction, fantasy, and non-fiction for readers of all ages. His most recent novel, Worldshaper, his ninth published by New York’s DAW Books, released in September, launches a new series called Worldshapers. Recent titles by other publishers include the five-book Shards of Excalibur young adult fantasy series published by Coteau Books and I Tumble Through the Diamond Dust, a collection of fantastical poetry, published by Your Nickel’s Worth Press. Ed is host of The Worldshapers podcast, featuring conversations with science fiction and fantasy authors about the creative process (www.theworldshapers.com). He lives in Regina with his wife, Margaret Anne Hodges, his teenaged daughter, Alice, and their black Siberian cat, Shadowpaw. You can find him on the web at www.edwardwillett.com and on Twitter @ewillett.
For more information, please contact:
Yolanda Hansen, Program Manager T: 306.791.7743 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org