Deadline: 31 August 2012
If you are a woman writer residing in Santa Cruz county and would like to be considered for the 31st annual In Celebration of the Muse reading, which is planned for March 2nd, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the Cabrillo College Crocker Theater, please send five poems, prose poems, or two fiction or non-fiction short shorts to the address below by August 31st. Postmark must be no later than August 31.
You do not necessarily have to read what you submit, but do keep in mind that the total amount of time on stage is five minutes. (We prefer that you not read an excerpt from a longer work.)
We are committed to the celebration of diversity with regard to age, race, sexual orientation, and the range of complexities that make up women’s lives. We include a variety of women’s voices and are committed to including new writers each year.
We are looking for original perspectives, fresh language, and work that appeals to an audience. All work should be edited, polished and free from typographical errors. Each submission will be considered on the strength of all five poems or prose pieces.
Please keep in mind that each year many women submit work for the Muse (last year we had close to 100 submissions) and we select the most compelling, vibrant and evocative writing.
Do not email submissions, but do include your email address. The work will not be returned, so no need to include an SASE. Readers will be announced in November; all who submitted work will be notified via email.
If you wish to also submit an audio recording reading the submission, you may do so. Simply include with the paper submission of the text an audio CD of only those same five poems or prose pieces. The audio submission is optional and will not be considered without the matching paper text submission.
Information on how to prepare a CD is available here.
For queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
For submissions: Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Dena Taylor, 841 Laurel Glen Rd., Soquel, CA 95073