Are you a storyteller?
Do you enjoy writing essays?
Are you a poet and you know it?
Ever want to see your own writing in print?
If so, you’re invited to submit your work to a new project sponsored by The Harpies, a writing group based in Cottage Grove. The Harpies plan to put together an anthology of local authors,
scheduled for publication in early 2022.
There is NO fee for submitting.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING
· Submissions are open to South Lane County residents age 16 and up.
· Short stories and essays should be a maximum of 2000 words.
· Poems should be a maximum of 50 lines. Up to 3 poems may be submitted.
· The submission period is April 1st through August 15th.
· Digital submissions are preferred. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1” margins, WORD or PDF formats. Remember to include your name, address, and email on your submissions. Send to email@example.com.
· Hard copies will be accepted at The Harpies Anthology
c/o The Bookmine, 702 Main St., Cottage Grove, OR 97424.
· There is no theme for this anthology. Just be creative and
submit your best work.
· One complimentary copy of the completed book will be provided to each anthology author. Additional copies may be purchased,
details to be announced.
Submissions will be evaluated and selected by The Harpies. All writers will be contacted by November 15th, regardless if your submittal is accepted for publication or not. The Harpies plan to celebrate the publication with a book release and author readings on a date, time, and Cottage Grove location to be determined.
The Harpies anticipate an enthusiastic response to this announcement, and look forward to receiving and reading your creative works.
Best of luck to you all.
The Harpies are a Cottage Grove based creative writing group. We generally meet twice monthly, providing critiques, conversation, and comradery with our members.
The Harpies plan to publish an anthology of South Lane County writers in early 2022. Our goal is to produce a forum for local authors to showcase some of their short stories, essays, and poems. In addition, the Harpies hope to encourage these writers to come together and create a little bit of a writing community for our unique area. Writing tends to be a solitary endeavor, and writing groups in many regions are typically splintered and isolated from one another. The Harpies look forward to hearing new voices and developing an author network where we can offer encouragement, writing tips, and resources for us all.
The core members of The Harpies are:
Moved to Cottage Grove from Sonoma County, California in 2016. Having survived the move encased in a small SUV with one husband, one cat and three dogs, she has vowed to never move again. As a lifelong reader of every genre, she at last made reality her dream of writing a novel. Sara is currently neck deep in rewriting the first draft of a Young Adult Fantasy, the first in a three book series. When she isn’t conjuring words to page, she can be found puttering in her garden or slowly stirring the dubious contents of her cauldron.
Retired Navy OB/GYN, Dr. Burke has written 8 books including The Jake Matthews series, a time-travel sci-fi, political satire, and the TAO of Thermodynamics. He lives a quiet life moonlighting as a grammar Nazi and curmudgeon.
Early in life, Leslie discovered she could disappear into an endless number of realities. She could travel to exotic lands, live multiple lives and have unending adventures—all in the pages of books. That happy discovery engendered a lifetime love of reading, books, and later, writing. She has just completed her novel, Morfphology, which will be the first book in a
Speculative Fiction trilogy by the same name.
Before arriving in Portland, Oregon at eleven years of age, she lived in five different states and attended six grade schools. She has lived in Oregon ever since and now resides in Eugene with her husband. For the past year and a half, The Harpies have generously welcomed her as a member of their Cottage Grove writing group.
Retired US Maritime ship’s captain. Moved to Cottage Grove from “Little Chicago” (formerly Boulder, Colorado) in 1998. Gary enjoys final draft editing, hiking with his dog, and writing short stories. Currently working on his novel Abandon Ship, a collection of “tall sea tales” gleaned from thirty years of sailing the Seven Seas with fellow misfits, miscreants, madmen and malingerers. I’m usually “down below,” “up topside,” “back aft,” or “front forward.”
Author of two novels (An Americana Singer for the Twenty-First Century and The Light Don’t Shine No More) as well as the anthology Celestial Springs and Other Stories. He and his wife have lived in Cottage Grove since 2014.