2012 Backbone Mountain Review Call for Submissions

Posted: April 15, 2011 by fsucenterforcreativewriting in Contest/Submission Calls, Events
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CALLING ALL REGIONAL POETS & WRITERS!

Do you write poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or plays?

Do you reside in Allegany County, or the surrounding four-state region?

If so, the . . .

2012 Backbone
Mountain Review

is now calling for submissions!!!

An annual, literary publication of the Allegany Arts Council, the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing,
and the Allegany County Library System, the Backbone Mountain Review (BMR) is looking for regional writers, of all ages and skill levels, who are interested in having work published in the 2012 edition.

Submission Guidelines:

1)    The BMR journal will accept submissions from any writers living in Allegany, Garrett, Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, as well as from Fayette, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, Adams, Cambria, and Blair counties in Pennsylvania; Preston, Tucker, Grant, Hardy, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, and Berkeley counties in West Virginia; and Shenandoah and Frederick counties in Virginia.

2)    Writers are invited to submit up to five (5) pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page), or up to eight (8) pages of fiction, creative nonfiction or short plays. We request that writers submitting in more than one genre not exceed the eight (8) page limit. Submissions in excess of these quantities will not be considered by the editors. There are no fees for submissions to the 2012 BMR.

3)    All submissions must be previously unpublished, original works by the submitting author.

4)    Submission conveys first publication rights to the BMR, after which rights revert to the author.

5)    All entries must be emailed to BMR@allconet.org by the Wednesday, June 1st deadline.
Hard-copy submissions will not be accepted.

  • All entries must be submitted as email attachments formatted as MS Word or
    RTF (rich text formatted) documents.
  • In the body of your email, please include the author’s name, address and phone number.
    DO NOT include your name on ANY of the attached submissions.
  • Please also attach a brief biography (200 words max) for the submitting author
    formatted as a MS Word or RTF (rich text formatted) document.

6)    Writers with work selected for inclusion in the 2012 BMR will be notified via email in September.

Email Submission Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Questions: 301-777-ARTS (2787)  or  301-687-4340

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