for Edition #45
at Hotel Rex, Oakland, CA
May 22, 2017
Deadline: midnight, May 1st.
GUEST CURATOR for May: TBA
Bay Area Generations Submission Guidelines
Work submitted that is not in accordance with these guidelines will not be considered unless corrected and resubmitted before the deadline. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
We consider all types and genres of writing: poetry, fiction, drama, memoir, non fiction, plays and scripts, sci-fi and fantasy— anything goes. Collaboration with your works is encouraged but it is not a requirement. Your work submitted by the intergenerational pair need not be connected, other than the fact that you chose to submit together.*
Paired Literary Submissions
Submit your literary works with a colleague, a friend, or a family member. However, the submitters must differ in generation by at least 10 years.
Please email one (1) document file that includes both submitter’s work.
Attach submissions as a .doc or .docx or .txt file.
Type in Subject line “SUBMISSION: + Full Name1, Full Name2 (i.e., SUBMISSION: Juan Doe + Jane Smith), and include the following in one attached document:
(1) A separate statement of no more than one paragraph from each writer about their partner and their reasons for submitting together. A combined statement is also acceptable. Edited versions will appear in the program.
(2) The literary works of Submitter 1 (Full Name, email address, contact phone #) above each title).
(3) The literary works of Submitter 2 (Full Name, email address, contact phone #) above each title).
Please adhere to the following format requirements:
Prose: Single space, with an extra line between paragraphs. Please do not indent paragraphs.
Poems: Submit as you prefer them to appear in print.
Microsoft Word, .doc, .docx. .odt, .txt or compatible. Please, no PDFs and no jpegs.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SUBMISSION SIZE: Your combined proposed reading for both readers may not exceed a 12 minutes. Thus, we highly recommend reading your entire submission aloud to make sure this guideline is met. Generally speaking, the word count should not exceed approximately 2000 words.
E-mail submissions as attached to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: SUBMISSION [Name 1 + Name 2].
Please note that Bay Area Generations may accept all or a portion of the work submitted, although in no case will we accept one submitter without the other.
By submitting, you affirm that, if accepted, you are available and willing to read on the date of the show. We typically notify all readers of our decisions no later than the 11th of each month. Accepted submissions are published in a limited edition souvenir chapbook, available only at the event.
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