Submission guidelines: Off the Map, (Your State)

Submission guidelines: Off the Map, (Your State)

A compilation of poetry, short stories, and flash fiction

Greystone Publishing is pleased and excited to introduce our latest book project, “Off the Map: (Your State) a compilation of poetry, short stories and flash fiction.” Each State book is planned to feature 75 to 100 poems and short stories, including flash fiction. It is expected to fill 248 to 328 pages. Accepted writers will provide a head shot and short bio.

If you would like to submit a story or poem for consideration please send us your manuscript via the following link: submissions@greystonepublishing.com or directly to the editor of this project Oren Wagner, orenwagner@greystonepublishing.com. Short stories should be no more than 6000 words. Manuscripts should be provided as a Word doc. or in a compatible format. Multiple submissions are welcome.

No previously published materials will be accepted. However, items that have been made widely available only on your personal website, or social network page, or regional magazine do remain acceptable at our discretion.  Be advised that, should a submission be selected for inclusion in the anthology, we will require that the approved item be removed from your personal site(s) for a period of not less than thirty (45) days after release date or you a provide a link to Greystone Publishing’s website directly below the work published. Greystone Publishing receives exclusive publishing rights, including electronic publishing, for a period of 18 months from the date of release. And non-exclusive rights form that point on. Contracts will be made available upon acceptance.

Subject matter should be based on the history, events, landscape, parks, cities, and any other significant aspect of the state. The story and poem can be positive, bittersweet, non-fiction, or fiction based on historical fact.  We are looking for well-constructed writings that create an emotional link with the readers.  Poems and stories may be of literary nature, or leverage a popular tone; most importantly, the messages they convey should be clear, meaningful, and accessible to a broad audience.

Simultaneous submissions will be accepted.  We ask that you please advise if us as soon as possible if one of your submissions is selected for publication elsewhere.

All published works in the anthology will be paid a royalty. Since the anthology will be a mix of poems, short-stories, flash fiction, etc., the royalty distribution will be based on a weighted average scoring to be established by the publisher and administered by the editor.  (Typically, this will include factors such as word, line, and/or page count.  This formulaic approach will be simple and clearly disclosed in the individual contracts prior to publication.) The books will be formatted for all major readers and pads, as well as “on demand printing” for those who like to hold a book as they read. They will be distributed by leading retailers of eBooks and printed books at a retail price of $12.95 for eBooks and about 16.95 per printed book depending on the number of total pages. A royalty fund (30% of gross for electronic books and 20% of gross for printed books) will be set aside for distribution on a 3-month cycle beginning 60 day after release of the book. If there is less than $10.00 in royalties payments due per submission in the royalty fund, payment will carry over to the next scheduled payment.

Upon acceptance we will ask you to send any photos or artwork you may have relating to your submission. Each artist will be given a Bio and web page on our website for the promotion of the book and author.

We will also have a merchandise page for the sale of merchandise related to the book and authors involved. Any author can decline to participate. Any author participating has the right to provide T shirt art, and Poster Art etc. relating to the writer only; design for all other merchandise relating to the book will be the sole responsibility of Greystone Publishing. Merchandise sold from our page, after cost, will be shared equally. We are in no way responsible nor obligated to produce any merchandise and do so at our own discretion.

About Splabman

SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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2 Responses to Submission guidelines: Off the Map, (Your State)

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