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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Call for Submissions: Unfinished Chapters Anthology Competition

One of WOW's instructors--the lovely Christina Hamlett--is editing the forthcoming anthology on unfinished chapters.

Is there an "unfinished chapter" in your life you'd like to write about?

Unfinished Chapters is an upcoming paperback anthology which will feature the best original essays by writers across the country and around the world in five categories:
  • Disappearing Acts
  • Too Late For Goodbye
  • "I Do" It Over
  • The Wonder Years
  • Ships That Pass
Submissions can be humorous, serious, nostalgic or introspective. See more writing guidelines here.

Word Count: 1,200 - 2,000 words

Deadline: July 1, 2015

Prizes: The top three essays will receive $200, $100, and $75 as well as a feature interview. Contributors whose work is selected for inclusion will receive a paperback copy of the book when published in Fall 2015 as well as a short bio with website links.

Entry Fee: $5

Submission Guidelines:


  1. Hi, how do you submit your initial interest? Is there an email address?
    thank you!

  2. Hi Rachel ~ from the submission guidelines link ( it says:

    If you would like to enter, the next step is to submit an email to the editor at with the subject line: “I Have An Unfinished Chapter.”

    The body of your email should contain the following:

    Your Name

    Contact Information

    Your Chosen Category

    The Proposed Title Of Your Essay

    Upon receipt of this information, you’ll be sent the PayPal address for your entry fee as well as a standard release form to publish your material should your essay be chosen by our judges. Please note: Do not send your essay until these steps have been completed.


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