28 April Deadline for Authors Gala Celebration Readers

Author Celebration 2016

Reading Submission Guidelines

  1. Readers must have a current Willamette Writers membership in good standing.
  2. The goal is to feature our members’ awards and publishing successes. How to tell if your work qualifies:
    1. It has an ISBN (novel, non-fiction, poetry, short story collections); or was published in a journal or magazine of note.
    2. Your self-published or e-book-only publication is permissible if it has an ISBN and is sold on major online publishing venues.
    3. It is not a blog post or forum post (especially fan fiction). Many ezines, chapbooks, and online venues also do not qualify as officially published.
    4. Your story/book/essay won an award (local/regional/national) (these stories do not need to be published, but must have received the award)
    5. Have a question or unsure whether your work qualifies? Don’t hesitate to ask.
  3. As we hope to make this an annual event that celebrates our members’ most recent achievements, we ask that works submitted have been published in the past three years.
  4. This is an event open to the public of all ages, so please ensure pieces for submission are appropriate for ages 12 and up (that is, approximately PG-13).
  5. Submission pieces must be no more than 7-minutes worth of reading. (Estimate approximately 2 minutes per page for prose.)

Please submit the following via email as pdf attachments to midvalley@willamettewriters.com :

  • Your name, email, and phone number
  • A short author bio
  • Your submission piece of approximately 3-4 pages, double-spaced, 12 PT Times New Roman (or equivalent)
  • Submissions are due by 28 April 2015. Readers will be announced at the May meeting.