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West Florida Literary Federation brings together writers and area residents who are interested in writing and the literary heritage of West Florida. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, we seek to promote and nurture literary talent in Northwest Florida through publications, educational programs, writers' workshops, open forums, school poetry competitions, and community programs. As part of this mission, WFLF names the Poet Laureate of Northwest Florida. We are incorporated by the state of Florida and recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 not for profit organization.
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Diane J. Skelton
Managing Editor, Emerald Coast Review XXI
Policies vary on the type of publication, but all are read by at least two editors. Some are free submissions as the email newsletter and online journals, while others have a reading/submission fee with book copies to those writers accepted for publication. Our upcoming call for the Emerald Coast Review will have submission guidelines similar to the one published in 2019: EMERALD COAST REVIEW, Vol. XX Submission Guidelines The literary anthology has been published biennially by West Florida Literary Federation (WFLF) Pensacola, Florida, since 1989. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2019. Submissions not adhering to the following guidelines will not be considered. 1. Emerald Coast Review is a biennial regional publication which accepts submissions only from authors/writers/poets and artists/photographers residing in the following counties in Florida and Alabama. Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay (Florida) and Escambia, Mobile, Baldwin (Alabama). 2. All submissions must be in electronic format and uploaded to the appropriate category at http://emeraldcoastreviewecr.submittable.com/submit 3. Alternative submission permission may be approved by emailing the editorial board at [email protected] 4. A brief biography (100 words maximum) listing full name, profession, published works, special interests, etc. must be included. The bio will appear with your work, if selected, in the final publication. 5. Submissions are read “blind.” Do not place your name on the manuscript. Include a title on each work submitted. 6. Fee: $10 per submission, per category; students $5. Submissions must be uploaded by June 15, 2019. 7. WFLF accepts original, unpublished works only. We request First North American serial rights to work accepted for publication in Emerald Coast Review. After publication of the issue in November, rights revert to the author, artist or photographer. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. 8. All submissions are final. We will not consider rewritten submissions though the editor reserve the right to request minor revisions. Editors will proofread and make corrections in grammar, spelling and punctuation. Proof copies of changes will be supplied to authors by email. 9. All selected contributors will receive one free contributor’s copy of Emerald Coast Review. Poetry guidelines: • Up to 3 poems, with a maximum of 300 lines total. • A single poetry submission = up to 3 poems. • Multiple submissions are accepted with a submission fee for each group of three poems. • Format each poem as you would like it to appear in final publication, using 12 pt. Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins on all sides. • Do not number pages or include poet’s name. • Electronic submissions must be sent as .doc, or .rtf format. PDF files are not accepted. Fiction and Nonfiction guidelines: • A single fiction or nonfiction submission = 1 story, article or essay. • Multiple submissions are accepted with a submission fee for each entry. • Typed, double spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins on all sides. • Include title only (no author name) on upper right corner of each page. • Do not number pages. • 2,000 words maximum. • Electronic submissions must be sent as .doc and .rtf format. PDF files are not accepted. Artwork/Photographs guidelines: • 6 individual images maximum. • A single artwork/photograph submission = 6 images. • Color and black and white images are accepted, however most images will be formatted in grayscale. If your submission is in color you may be asked to convert it to balck and white to ensure quality of reproduction. • Present graphic elements exactly as they should appear on printed page. • Each image must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. • Electronic submissions must be sent as .jpeg, .png or .tif format. PDF files are not accepted. • Include a title of each image in the filename, not on the image.
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