Our philosophy is simple: fun and work, humour and support. We write all genres and in all styles and support each other by providing encouragement and helping each other develop thick skins in the face of industry rejections.
We understand that as writers we must do the majority of the work ourselves and we embrace this by giving honest critiques mixed with gentle grace and lots of humour.
Word limit: 5,000
Submission deadline: November 30, 2014.
To be published on Smashwords and possibly in paperback (self-published).
We're looking for any story that involves libraries in some
form or another. It can be set in a library, on a book shelf in a
library, feature a librarian as the main character, or even feature a
library as the main character. You can interpret the theme any number of
ways, but the spirit of the anthology is to
celebrate the rich scope of knowledge and education that can be gleaned
from the hallowed book-laden halls. While a fictional library might be
haunted, we will likely stay away from stories that proclaim libraries
to be downright evil (unless it's tongue-in-cheek). We encourage you to
explore libraries from all over the world as well as local.
Please note that since many different word processors add
their own flavours of invisible characters to your prose, to make the
Smashwords formatting easier for the editors we may request you "nuke"
the final version before publication. This involves pasting your story
into a .TXT file to remove all formatting, then adding only the
necessary formatting back in MS Word.
For the editorial feedback we will be using the track
changes feature in MS word. This is an industry standard that any
aspiring writer needs to be familiar with. No, this is not the same as
openoffice, google docs, ommwriter or other word processors.
Please send your submissions in DOC, DOCX or RTF format to Hal (halfriesen [at] gmail [dot] com) and Brad OH Inc (schisobelj [at] hotmail [dot] com) with the subject line "EWG ANTH SUB: [your story title], [word count]".