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2015-16 “Chaos” Call for Submissions

March 7, 2016, DEADLINE for Submissions for Chaos,
the yearly publication of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers

This is a call for submissions for the 2015-16 Chaos West of the Pecos, the yearly publication of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers.

All paid current members are invited to submit up to 4 manuscripts or poems with total word count no more than 6000. Your dues must be current (dues’ year is April 30, 2015 to April 29, 2016). To check on your status you may contact our treasurer, Jacqueline Siglin at .ten.1461973003dnebg1461973003ib@1a1461973003ksala1461973003dekab1461973003

NEW!!!!  ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Electronic submissions must be in the following format:

  • Word document
  • Times New Roman font
  • 12 point
  • single-spaced
  • Must include your contact name, email address, phone number, and your pen name, if different than your contact name.
  • Email your submissions to our editor, Kip Piper at moc.a1461973003ictm@1461973003pik1461973003. You will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, she did not receive your submission.

Do not send photographs with your submissions. They will not be printed.

Please note that editing may be done to improve grammar, spelling or clarity. The TMTW does not accept sexually explicit stories or political opinion pieces.

Be aware that suitability to our publication, ease of editing (readability) and the number of other submissions will determine what actually gets printed. The better your editing of any piece, the more likely you’ll find it in the Chaos.

Submissions must be received by March 7, 2016.

If you will want to purchase extra copies of Chaos, please let us know by March 28, 2016. We will not be printing extras unless specifically ordered.

(Please note that if you add us to your spam lists, you may never get into Chaos again, because all our mail to you will be going to the Junk folders.)

 

The ChaosWest of the Pecosis anannual publication of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers published each spring.  Submissions are accepted from members  of the TMTW and attendees at the spring retreat. Only workssubmitted during the retreatas assignments are acceptedfrom non-members. These works will be published in the following year’s Chaos. The editor will announce the number of words and/or works to be accepted each year.  In addition, suitability to our publication, ease of editing (readability) and the number of other submissions will determine what actually gets printed. Extremely political opinion essays and explicitly sexual submissions are not appropriate for the Chaos. The editorial committee of Chaos West of the Pecos will make the final determination of what is acceptable for the journal.

Current members of TMTW receive one free copy of the Chaos each year.   Non-member attendees at the spring retreat receive that year’s Chaos as part of their registration fee. Additional copies and future issues may be purchased at the regular price.

All rights to the works in the publication belong solely to the authors of those works. The opinions expressed in the journal should be attributed to the writers and not to the editor of Chaos West of the Pecos nor to the membership of the Texas Mountain Trail Writers.