The Allegany Arts Council, the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing, and the Allegany County Public Library System are pleased to announce a "Call for Submissions" for the 2014 edition of the Backbone Mountain Review (BMR), an annual literary journal showcasing the creative talents and cultural diversity of the people and places within Western Maryland and the surrounding region.
BMR accepts submissions of poetry, fiction, drama, and creative nonfiction from writers of all ages and skill levels residing in or having close personal ties to the geographical area defined in our Submission Guidelines. Writers with no ties to the area may also submit, provided their poetry or prose features the people or places within the BMR community.
Writers are invited to submit up to five (5) pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page), or up to eight (8) pages of fiction, creative nonfiction or short plays. We request that writers submitting in more than one genre not exceed the eight (8) page limit. Submissions in excess of these quantities will not be considered by the editors.
All entries must be submitted as email attachments formatted as MS Word or RTF (rich text format) documents. DO NOT include your name on ANY of the attached submissions.
In the body of your email, please include your name, address, phone number, title(s) of work submitted, and your regional affiliation (whether you're living in, connected to, or submitting writing about the BMR community).
Writers with work selected for the 2014 BMR will be notified via email by September 21. Contributors will have two weeks, until October 5th, to proof galleys and/or provide bios by return email.
For questions, please call the Allegany Arts Council at 301-777-ARTS (2787) or the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at 301-687-4340. For more information, please check the BMR website where you can also sign up to receive updates by email and RSS.