A Year in Ink, Vol. VI
Editors are making their final decisions and we at SDWI are about to let those who submitted the results. Thanks for your patience!
We’re looking for San Diego’s finest writing—stories, poems, creative nonfiction, essays, flash fiction, excerpts from novels or memoirs. Send us your wild, your imaginative, your most heart-felt—the yet-to-be published work you consider your best.
Deadline has been extended until August 10, 2012!!! Spread the word!
A Year in Ink, Vol. VI
with special guest editors:
Anthony Bonds, Prose Editor
Michael Klam, Poetry Editor
Eligibility: To showcase our vibrant, dedicated writing community, publication will be limited to residents of San Diego County. Former San Diego Writers, Ink members who currently live outside the area are also invited to submit. All work must be previously unpublished.
Poetry: Submit up to three poems, single-spaced in generic font. Maximum 35 lines per poem.
Prose: Submit fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir and novel excerpts, double-spaced in generic font. Maximum 3,500 words, no more than two entries.
Flash Fiction: Submit a maximum of three pieces, 1,000 word maximum per flash.
Reading fee: There is no reading fee for current San Diego Writers, Ink members. If you are a resident of San Diego County and NOT a member, we ask $5.00 per entry to SDWI to help support our volunteer-driven effort. One reading fee covers up to three poems or flash fictions or two pieces of prose. SDWI is a nonprofit organization and we are grateful for your support.
After you receive a confirmation email, respond and attach your pieces (each piece as a separate file) as Word documents. Do not include your name (or any identifying information) on these files. Pieces are read blindly. File name(s) should be the name of your piece(s). As pieces are read online, formatting may be altered. If selected to be published, author will have the opportunity to revise formatting before publication.
Submissions and reading fee must be received by August 10, 2012 to be considered.
Multiple submissions are accepted, but a separate entry fee is applicable for each, according to the above guidelines (i.e. for each three poems, two short prose pieces, or three flash fiction entrties).
Questions? Email email@example.com .
Each Anthology can’t happen without the dedicated support of many volunteers. If you’d like to volunteer this year, we have several positions available. We especially need first readers at this editorial stage! Click on the titles to find out more information about each position:
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthology Vol. VI Editors
Prose and Flash Fiction:
Anthony Bonds is the author of The Moonflower King, and is a member of Calypso Editions. Having earned his MFA in fiction from San Diego State University, he has worked as an editor and designer in publishing since 2008 and lives in San Diego with his wife. You can read his blog at www.anthonybonds.com.
He is also included in A Year in Ink, Vol. 5.
Michael Klam directs the Poetry & Art Series at the San Diego Art Institute’s Museum of theLiving Artist (MOLA) in Balboa Park. Ongoing since 2001, Poetry & Art features local and national writers and artists ranging from emerging poets to Pulitzer Prize winners. Michael co-created the Page to Canvas to Stage program for MOLA, the California Arts Council, and the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. The program brings established artists, writers, andperformers to local classrooms to workshop with students and staff. Michael’s freelance work includes articles and features for San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Source / The Daily Transcript, and La Prensa SanDiego. His publisher isPuna Press. His book of poetry, Emma and the Buddha Frog, was a San Diego Book Awards finalist in 2008. Michael has been a performance poet for over a decade.