Call for Submissions: Pen in Hand’s Winter 2012 Issue

Pen in Hand, , the MWA’s quarterly membership newsletter, is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2012 issue. The issue will be appearing in January 2012.

Pen in Hand publishes:

  • Tips and techniques on the art, craft, and business of writing and publishing
  • How-to advice for writers
  • News items and features on upcoming events of interest to MWA members and friends (please keep the publication date of the issue in mind when submitting dated items!)
  • Interviews with noteworthy people such as MWA meeting guest speakers
  • Short-short stories and poetry

Word count ceiling: 300-400 words for features, stories, and poetry; 100 words for news items.

Payment: Your story in print. Pen in Hand acquires no rights beyond first publication.

Submission deadline: Friday, December 2, 2011. The newsletter can fill up quickly — especially the fiction, poetry, and memoir section — so don’t wait too long before submitting!

Pen in Hand reserves the right to edit for length, grammar, and spelling as appropriate. Publication will depend on factors such as timeliness, relevance, professionalism, and available space.

Submission Requirements:

  • You must be a current MWA member to be considered for publication. (We check!)
  • Submissions should be in unformatted text and included in the body of an email message. No attachments, please.
  • Please include a brief bio.
  • If line art or halftones will accompany your submission, please specify that in your e-mail and the editor will provide formatting guidelines.
  • include “PIH” in the e-mail subject line and send to Paul Lagasse at <peninhand@marylandwriters.org>. Questions and queries are encouraged.

Please note: submissions that don’t follow these guidelines will not be considered!

Thanks, and I look forward to reading your submissions!

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