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                2023 BAWL Anthology                   

If you have ever wanted to see your writing published with your name on it - now is your opportunity. BAWL will publish an anthology of short stories, essays, flash fiction and poetry with the theme of Eerie Happenings in October 2022, in time for Halloween. You need to be a member of the Bay Area Writers League to submit for publication. The final deadline is August 15 2023 at midnight.

Prior anthologies are available in print as well as on Kindle. Buy a copy to see the quality and type of writings we accept. Available from Amazon.

As a submitter, you will not only see your name as the author; but will also receive valuable editing suggestions from our editorial board, so your work will be the best it can be.

Each submitter will receive editing advice and one print copy of the Anthology.

There is a lot of work to do before publication.  Members can get involved by working on the editorial and publishing committee and by submitting their work to be included. If you want to get involved with the production of this anthology: contact Becky Ellisor.  If you want to see your work in print, review the requirements and SUBMIT HERE.

Submission Guidelines for 2023 Bay Area Writers League Anthology

Deadline extended to September 17, 2023


What to Submit:

·       Your best unpublished and edited story, essay, flash Fiction, or three poems following the theme of an Eerie Happening or using the word Eerie somewhere in the work. You may submit more than one story, but each must be by separate submission with separate payment.

How to Submit:

·       Email your completed submission to email provided at payment.

·       Click here to Submit

Deadline: August 15, 2023, at midnight. 

Payment:   $30 to Bay Area Writers League

Formatting Guidelines:

·       Length: 450 to 4,500 words

·        MS Word document

·       One (1) inch margins all around

·       Double-spaced

·       Times New Roman or Courier New (12-pt font)

·       Header required with title only or with page number (Do not include the author’s name in the Header.)

·       Page Numbers (at the bottom or with Header)

·       Cover page with:

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

Submissions that are extremely sexual or violent will be returned to you as unacceptable. All work will be edited and, if needed, returned to you for corrections or changes. Submission entitles the Bay Area Writers League, Inc. (501c-3) to first-time publication rights only: online and in print.

All submissions will be edited. You will work with the editor assigned to you and give your permission for any changes.

Each submitter will receive editing advice and one print copy of the Anthology.


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