Call for Poetry, Essay, and Short Fiction Submissions for anthology, "A Sense of the Midlands"

The smell of powdered sugar on elephant ears at the State Fair ...

The sound of rain dancing on your grandmother's tin roof ...

The taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked and eaten straight from the vine ...

The sight of the mist that folds into clouds over the conjunction of the Broad and Saluda Rivers ...

The tickle of summer sweat as it skittles down your back on a famously hot Columbia day ...

All these sensations and more make us realize how unique and delicious living in the South Carolina Midlands is.

Call for Submissions

Muddy Ford Press

is accepting submissions of poetry, essays, and short fiction exploring the

sensory world of the South Carolina Midlands

for an anthology tentatively titled

A Sense of the Midlands

Taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell

Submissions should deal with how the sensory experiences of living in the

South Carolina Midlands

grounds, changes, challenges, and enriches us

Submission is open to residents of

Richland, Lexington, Newberry, Fairfield, Calhoun, Saluda, Orangeburg, and Kershaw Counties

  • Short fiction – no more than 2500 words
  • Essays – no more than 1200 words
  • Poetry – no more than 5 pages

Submit in a standard 12 pt. Word document to & include a cover sheet with your name, address, email, phone, & the title of your work

Deadline is October 1, 2012

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