Submission Guidelines


BAWL 2020 Anthology 

What to Submit:

An unpublished and edited short story, essay, flash fiction or 3 poems with the theme of Anticipation or which has the word (any tense of anticipate) somewhere in the work. An author may submit more than one story or set of three poems but each must be by separate submission with separate payment. No genre restrictions. No explicit sexual or violent content please.

Each submitter will receive editing advice, one downloadable copy of the Anticipation Anthology and may purchase printed copies at our cost plus $2.00 and shipping rate. (Exact amount will depend on the total number of submissions and the length and size of the printed book.)

Submission entitles the Bay Area Writer’s League, Inc. (501c-3) to first-time publication rights via the internet and in print. All Submissions accepted will require a signed writer’s contract.

All submissions will be edited. Authors will work with the editor assigned to them and give permission for any changes.

Formatting Guidelines:

Length: no more than 3500 words for short fiction or essays, 1000 words for flash fiction and 48 lines per poem.

Use Shun format without author name and contact info.

Only Word documents will be accepted. One (1) inch margins all around, double-spaced, Times New Roman (12-pt font) Header required with title and page number. Do not include author’s name in header. Page Numbers (at the bottom or with header)

The email for submission must include:

  • Author’s Name and contact information, email and phone number
  • Title of Work
  • Type of Work (Poetry, short story, essay or flash fiction)
  • Word count (not including the title or header)
  • Place this information in the body of the email. Do not place a cover page as the first page of the submission’s Word document. The editors need to be able to separate each work from the author so that the editing process is fair to all.
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will be returned. Authors may resubmit if they have met the deadline.

How to Submit:

·     Click here to pay and submit online.

Payment:   $15 to Bay Area Writer’s League, Inc. Payments may be made online or a check may be mailed to Bay Area Writers League, Inc, P. O.  Box 58384, Webster, TX 77598

Deadline:  July 15, 2020 at midnight.   Deadline extended to September 30, 2020 at midnight.

Contact Becky if you have additional questions.

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