Timeline for our 2017 edition
- Deadline for submissions: last day in July
- Deadline for edits: last day in August
- Deadline for formatting: last day in September. Then eproofs will be posted to website.
- Deadline for orders: October’s meeting—October 15th. All orders must be paid by then.
- Delivery at our November meeting, Nov 19th, or make alternative arrangements.
If you’ve entered or will enter a Writers’ Mill contest between last August and this July, you already have a piece of writing ready for submission to the journal. If you’ve not, please consider this your chance and inspiration to WRITE. Don’t forget, we love to include pictures as well so start looking through your phone/camera/computer (same submission instructions – let us know the name of the image and artist, and which section you hope to find it in. Createspace recommends 300DPI for images, but it’s not something we’ve worried about in the past).
Topics (based on contests) for our 2017 edition
- Inspired by…
- People and places
- Times and Seasons
- Just for Kids
- Kid-friendly animal stories, poems and essays (but note, Fred and Joe stories have already been published in Zeus and Bo and Fred and Joe and Co)
- Other kid-friendly pieces (but note, Carl and June stories may be published separately)
- These are guidelines. We will try to produce a balanced journal, representing the writers of as many members as possible. Limits are guidelines, not hard and fast rules.
- Guidlines for written entries (currently no limits on art):
- No more than 10 entries per person
- No more than (approximately) 20 pages per person (it was pointed out that my old computer was the only one producing 1,000 words per page)
- No more than (approximately) 10,000 words per person
- Entries should be sent to journal2017 at portlandwritersmill dot org. Each entry MUST INCLUDE
- Author or artist name
- Entry title
- Preferred section for your entry
- All documents MUST BE READABLE in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, NOT .pdf for example)
- Editors will perform simple copy-editing for format and style. Our aim is to produce a journal of the highest possible quality, in a timely manner, including entries from as many members as possible. Editors reserve the right to
- reject entries if we have too many
- beg for more entries if we have too few, and
- reject entries that would require too much work on their part.
Please consider whether you would be willing to volunteer as an editor. Thank you.
Let’s make this journal another book to be proud of!