Contributor Guidelines

TRIBE: A print anthology about the lives of older single women seeks 
work by emerging and experienced writers, providing insights into the situations and roles of older single women in our times.
Women aged 55+
From anywhere in the world
Single, which for our purposes means:
o   You are single - by choice or circumstance - widowed or divorced
o   Do not currently live, or plan to live, in a permanent domestic relationship with a partner of either gender

We are looking for well-written prose, poetry, prose poems, memoir, personal narrative, fiction ….Your submission could be about sexuality, health, music, family, reading and writing, travel, the outdoors and nature, dating, finances, art, creativity, loneliness, community, volunteerism, work, politics… 
Your work could be serious, humorous, self-reflective, dramatic  -- about the condition of single life in modern times – your own experience and those of women you know, philosophical, sociological, analytical, revelatory… 
We especially welcome work that reflects diversity.
Previously published work will be considered.

Prose submissions 1,200 words to 3,000.
Poetry max 45 lines

Completed work – no queries
A maximum of two pieces of prose and/or two piece of poetry from each submitting writer
Complete submissions sent at one time as a single Word attachment
Include in the attachment:
Your name
Mailing address
Email and phone#
Month and year of birth
If your submission has been published previously, please include info. about where and when

Rights: First North American Serial rights… the rights to the work return to the author 
30 days after publication.

Email to with ‘Submission ^your last name^’ in the subject line.
Submissions accepted period May 1 – September 30, 2017

Remuneration: Initially* $25.00 CAN per piece (paid on acceptance), plus two copies of the anthology. *Sales/profits will determine further royalties paid to contributors. 
50% of net profits will be donated to a charity, tbc.

Authors of work accepted for the anthology will be given the opportunity to sign off on any editorial changes made to their work prior to publication.

Tribe will be published by LPwordsolutions of Nanaimo, BC.
Submitting authors will be periodically informed of the progress of the project.
The publisher retains the right to cancel the project if the work submitted is not of the caliber required.

We are unable to provide specific editorial comment on submissions that are not accepted for the anthology, but will try to respond in a timely manner to all writers’ submissions and enquiries

We will also be seeking line drawings for the cover art and inside pages. Please contact for further details.

Download a pdf of the guidelines here.

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