Call for submissions!

WOTA has been supporting writers and the literary arts in Muscatine for 30 years!

We want to mark the occasion with an anthology that is a retrospective, a showcase, a reflection on WOTA’s contributions to the community, and a compilation of greatest hits by WOTA members and friends, past and present. To this end, we invite submissions of artwork, poetry, or prose—fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, reflections, journalism, other—that can help us celebrate writing, writing groups, WOTA, and the literary arts of Muscatine.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Favorite pieces from previous WOTA publications and anthologies
  • Previously published or new work from past members or affiliates
  • Reflections on time spent with WOTA, in any capacity: memoirs on past members, events, any impressions or influence the group has had
  • Newspaper articles, press releases, or any other clippings on WOTA events throughout the years
  • New work from current members, affiliates, and friends
  • Anything else that can help illuminate the theme of writers, WOTA, and Muscatine. Surprise us!

To submit, send artwork, up to 5 short poems, or prose of up to 2000 words to our email or submit through the website using the form below. Please note where the work may have previously appeared, and send only work which you have full permission to publish.

Please send submissions by September 15, 2019. Artwork should be in 300 dpi resolution in .jpg format. Documents should be sent in .doc, .docx, or .rtf. Include name, contact information including email and mailing address, and a short bio of around 100 words including your affiliation with or relationship to WOTA.

Work appearing in previous anthologies, pieces generated at or through WOTA meetings, and work by WOTA members and friends past or present will be given special consideration, though we are willing to consider a wide variety of creative works. Contributors receive a free copy of the finished anthology, sales of which benefit WOTA’s mission to continue supporting Muscatine writers and the literary arts for many decades to come.

Email WOTA or call (563) 275-6343 for more information.

Use this form to submit to the 30-year anniversary anthology:

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