2010 Poetry/Story Anthology
The On The Edge MSPS chapter is seeking submissions for their 2010 anthology. Each
person whose poem(s) or story gains acceptance for publication will receive a free copy of
the published book, a $17.50 value. The books are library-bound hardback and have an
ISBN number assigned. This will be our eighth annual anthology. We plan to limit the book
size to approximately 200 pages. We are seeking artwork for the cover, and illustrations
for your work. Contact Billy Adams for detailed art submission requirements. We have
switched to a large print format (font #14). For this reason, short poems are preferred. Line
length is especially important. Count the number of characters per line. Keep the number
to 32 or less.
You may submit five poems of one page, or a maximum of five pages, and/or a nonfiction
story. Printing space for each page is approximately three (3)" wide and six (6)" high.
POEMS: Maximum number of lines 36, including spaces and title. Maximum number of
characters per line is 32. Two-page poems are permitted, but the page limit will not be
waived (30 lines per page). STORIES: Limited to 1500 words, fiction, nonfiction or
creative nonfiction. You may submit both poems and a story. If you choose to submit
both, the entry fee will be $15.00. Poems and/or stories may be edited for content. Please
indicate if your story is non-fiction or fiction on the same line as the title.
Subject: any Poetry Form: Any
Submission fee: $10.00 for entry of (5) poems or one (1) story. $15.00 for both if entered
by the same author. Note: If you want your book mailed to you please include $2.50 for
postage and packaging.
Deadline: July 30, 2010 - Early submissions preferred. Accepted submissions printed
in order received. Make check or money order payable to On the Edge, and mail to the
address below. Entry must be accompanied by a signed submission form. Do not email
submissions unless your entry form and fee have been sent. Mail to: Billy J. Adams, 12600
McKinstry Road, De Soto, MO 63020.
Electronic submissions: email to Bill at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be in
Microsoft Word format, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003 or 2007 version. You may also send
submissions by mail on a 3" floppy disk. Mac users may submit Apple-works format to
Faye at email@example.com, or mail on a floppy. If you have questions, call Faye or
Billy Adams at (636) 337-0523, or use either email. Please use Times New Roman, font
size 12, if possible. Poetry: Start all lines at the left margin, except lines tabbed or spaced
for emphases. Centering all lines between margins is acceptable. Each poem must be on a
separate file or page. Story: Single space with indented paragraphs.
Printed Submissions: Each poem must be printed on a separate page, single spaced, plain
white paper only. Submit one copy of each poem. No frills, please. Submit story printed on
plain white paper, single spaced, indented paragraphs, 1500 word limit. Do not put your
name or address on the entries. Put publishing credits at the end of poems and stories.
Reminder: You may include illustrations for your poems or story, if you have them.
Photos are acceptable.
MSPS Chapter On the Edge 2010 Anthology
email: _________________________Phone: __________________________________
Pen Name (if other than your legal name and you want your poems identified by your pen
List of submitted poems:
I give permission to the On the Edge Poetry Chapter to publish the above poems and/or
story in their 2010 anthology. If submitted works are published, compensation will be made
in the form of one copy of the 2010 anthology per 5 poems and/or single story. After
publication, all rights will revert back to me. These are original works, written by me.*
Signed by: ______________________________________________________________
*Please read the submission guidelines carefully. Entries which do not follow the
guidelines will not be accepted.
Please do NOT send Preachy, Political or Obscene material for our book. Our editors
cannot digest properly. They will automatically spew it out.