Submission Guidelines

 

 Issue 2013-14, open Jul 1 thru Aug 30 2013

CWC members are invited to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines below. Submissions are blind-read and work meeting a threshold of quality and interest will be published. Minor editing, enhancing/correcting presentation, may be performed. While satire and parody are welcome, proselytizing or potentially libelous material as well as pornographic forays, and/or gratuitous vulgarity and obscenity will not be considered. Rejections will be accompanied with editors’ suggested improvements.

Send submissions, for this issue only, as an email attachment to Dave LaRoche, dalaroche@comcast.net, “CWC Lit-Review” in the subject line.

General Guidelines (Nonconforming work will not be considered)

  • Prose: 2500 words or fewer: fiction, memoir, or essay (excerpts if the submission can be judged as a complete story). Poetry of 40 lines or fewer. Photography and graphics through arrangement with the editor
  • A maximum of two submissions per member, separate files, will be accepted per issue
  • The author must have the rights to convey rights for this one-time use by the CWC
  • Work selected will be published “as is” except for (possible) minor change after proofing

Preparing Your Submission (electronic, via email only)

Body of email:

  • Author’s name, email address, and branch affiliation
  • Title(s), word count, and genre: fiction, memoir, essay, or poetry
  • Statement must be included: “I, (name here) own and convey the right to publish this/these work(s) (title or titles here) for this one time publication in the CWC Literary Review.”

Attachment(s)–your artistic work:

  • Pages numbered in footer, prefer 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 first page. Include the notation, NF-M, NF-E, poetry or fiction. Please, no other identifying information
  • MSWord:, rtf format
  • Left justified, one and one-half line spacing, New Times Roman 12 pt font
  • One-inch margins around. Note: present poetry in the form you expect it to be published.
  • No page breaks, special leading, or any other unusual text manipulation or spacing