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2024 Anthology

The Diamond Valley Writers' Guild would like to announce that we will be creating an anthology this year. All members are welcome to participate and if you'd like to be on the committee, please reach out to us.


Submission Guidelines

Theme: Animals: wild or domestic, beloved pets or rascally pests, even mythical creatures. The animal must be integral to the story or poem, not merely a cute, cuddly cameo. Although they need not be the central character, they should inform or be essential to the plot, or impact the main character in a meaningful way.

Word Count and Format: 1,800 words or less, WORD file format, Double-spaced, 12 pt, Times New Roman, 1” margins. DO NOT put your name on the manuscript.

Content: Previously unpublished prose and poetry. Exception: If the piece has only appeared in an issue of Straitjacket’s Magazine. No excerpts from longer works accepted.

Eligibility: DVWG 2024 paid members in good standing may submit up to 2 prose pieces and 2 poems for consideration.

Terms: First publication rights only. Non-Exclusive 180 days after publication. All royalties donated to DVWG.

Email to with subject line as follows:

Last Name, First Name – Title of the Work – Word Count

Multiple works must be submitted in SEPARATE emails. Remember: DO NOT put your name ON your manuscript.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PDT

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