Anthology News from Janet Taylor, THPW Treasurer

Tired of being locked up in your house?  Want to get out for a while?  Maybe take a drive?  Check out a different neighborhood?  Read a good book while enjoying the warmer weather?  Buy Texas High Plains Writers’ centennial anthology With Words We Weave, A Celebration of the Past without paying Amazon shipping prices.  It’s a great, entertaining, and easy way to support your local writers’ group.

Since we don’t know when THPW will have the next in-person bi-monthly meeting and program, below is information on how you can get your copy(ies) now.

Go to http://texashighplainswriters.com/index.php/donations-and-dues/, click on the yellow “Donate” button.  The cost is only $10 per copy.  Make sure you note that it is for the anthology.

Once you’ve paid, call or text me, Janet Taylor, THPW Treasurer, at 806.282.1227 to make arrangements to pick up your copy(ies) from my front porch.  (I live near downtown Amarillo.)  In these days of trying to avoid the coronavirus and to keep you safe, I will wash and sanitize my hands before I place your book(s) in a paper sack.  I hope to hear from you soon!

IMPORTANT:  Don’t forget that the theme for the 2021 anthology is “Challenges” and the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020.

·       500-2,500 word short narrative works, fiction or non-fiction. Any genre. (see exceptions* below)

·       THPW Member Fee – $10.00

·       Non-member Fee – $50.00 ($10 submission fee, $40 membership dues)

·       Industry standard manuscript formatting: Times New Roman 12pt font, 1″ margins, double spaced; author name and page # in upper right-hand corner. 

·       Author bio included in submission – the organizers and editors will not hunt down bios nor hold production for authors who fail to include bios with their story submissions.

·       Multiple submissions accepted, only one per author will be selected. $10 additional fee for each additional submission

·       Email manuscript to info@texashighplainswriters.com, subject “2021 Anthology Submission” no later than July 31, 2020

·       Regular Mail must be postmarked on or before July 31, 2019  – Mail submission and fees to

THPW Anthology Contest
PO Box 19303
Amarillo, Texas 79114
 

*No erotica, incest, or extreme violence. Stories with these elements will be disqualified from consideration. Submission fees will NOT be refunded for disqualified submissions.

May 16 Meeting – Kim Black

Kim Black will present “Getting All Your Ducks in a Row,” a quick session about all the non-writing elements that go into self-publishing and marketing.

This program will be conducted online, with more details coming soon.

Kim is an award-winning indie author of six novels, two children’s books, several short stories, a blog, and other workbooks and journals. Visit her website http://kimblackink.com/ for more.