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SAN FEDELE PRESS ANNOUNCES:

AMERICAN WRITERS REVIEW: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND CONTEST ENTRIES FOR 2021 THEMED ISSUE:

TURMOIL AND RECOVERY

For our first themed issue, American Writers Review 2021 - Turmoil and Recovery, we want to reflect the world as it has tumbled around in the recent past. As we discovered with Art in the Time of COVID-19, hardship and fear can release creativity, beauty and power.

As of this writing, the pandemic continues, killing record numbers of people. Moreover, countries that had enjoyed democratic governments are facing authoritarian attacks. Divisions run through the fabric of our homes, our families, our nations. At the same moment, there are wellsprings of hope, love, and connection.

We would like to share your experiences, your turmoil and recovery, your hopes and disappointments, in words and images. Please read the submission guidelines carefully before submitting.

We welcome submissions of previously unpublished poems, short stories, creative non-fiction, art, and photography, and welcome contributions from anywhere in the world. Our recent issues have featured contributions from England, Scotland, Australia, China, Israel, the Philippines, as well as the United States.

If your piece has appeared in an online or print journal, it is not "unpublished." Submissions can be sent to us through our Online Submission Manager. We will not accept emailed or snail mailed submissions.

Follow the instructions on the submission page carefully.

Regular submissions will be accepted from January 2021, to April 15 2021. We charge a small reading fee of $5 to defray our costs. Payment is in contributor's electronic copies. Entries must be in English, double-spaced in Word or RTF format. Art and photography must be in JPEG format, 200-300 dpi, suitable for black and white reproduction. While we expect to produce an e-book format in color, our print journal is black and white only.

The contest is open all writers, of any experience level. Written entries must be in English, double-spaced in Word or RTF format, Art and photography must be in JPEG format, 200-300 dpi, suitable for black and white reproduction. While we expect to produce an e-book format in color, our print journal is black and white only.

Contest submissions will only be accepted until March 31 2021. There is a single cash prize of $250, based on the judges' scores, plus publication of the winner and runners-up. There is a $15 fee to defray our costs. For contest entries only: Please do not include identifying information on your contest submissions, except in the section of the submission manager marked “cover letter.” If we see identifying information anywhere else, we will disqualify your submission and not refund your fee.

For both contest and regular submissions, we are looking for previously unpublished work, well-written with a human sensibility. Excerpts are acceptable, but they must work as stand-alone pieces. We reserve the right to edit for punctuation, sense and length.

Few things are complete turn-offs, but porn, excessive gore, and gratuitous violence are a few. Work aimed at a children's audience is likewise not a good fit for us.

All authors grant first serial rights.

Again, submissions must be in English, double-spaced, in Word or RTF format.

Simultaneous submissions: Of course, you do it. Everyone does it. Just let us know as soon as you can if you have been accepted elsewhere. If you want to enter a piece in the contest and as a regular submission, you are, of course, free to do so.

Any questions, please email us at info@sanfedelepress.com.

FICTION GUIDELINES: Submit only one story at a time. American Writers Review seeks distinctive, character-driven stories of 2500 or fewer words. While we are not dogmatic about genre, we do not want porn, children’s fiction, or things that will make us retch without a really good reason. Put “Fiction” and the title of your piece in the “Title” field of the entry form.

Flash Fiction (500 or fewer words) is welcome. Three flash pieces can be submitted at once, but mark your submission as flash in the title line. Put "Flash" and all titles of submitted pieces in the title field.

POETRY GUIDELINES: Submit no more than three poems at a time. While we do not have a strict word limit for poetry, we do not encourage you to submit epics (think “The Illiad”) or multi part structures (“Spoon River Anthology” is many poems, not one). Also, please note that we publish in 6"x9" format. If your poems do not fit that format, consider how they can be accommodated. Put “Poetry” and the title of your piece in the “Title” field of the entry form

NONFICTION GUIDELINES: Submit only one work at a time. We welcome submissions in personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, and experimental nonfiction. We prefer submissions shorter than 2500 words. Put “NonFiction” and the title of your piece in the “Title” field of the entry form

PHOTOGRAPHY AND OTHER ART GUIDELINES:

While the journal will be printed in black and white, you are welcome to submit color and black and white photographs and digital copies of drawings and paintings. Art and photography must be in JPEG format, 200-300 dpi, suitable for black and white reproduction. While we expect to produce an e-book format in color, our print journal is black and white only.

Put “Photography” or “Art” and the title of your piece in the “Title” field of the entry form.

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