Submission Call 2020 Anthology

The Shreveport Writers Club is proud to announce we are currently seeking short fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry submissions for an upcoming print anthology.

We are looking for literary pieces that look at life through the lens of 2020. Writers must live in the Ark-La-Tex region. Content should relate to the experience(s) of the year 2020. How it has affected you (or your characters) and where or what you see it leading to.

Prose submissions should range from 1,000 to 3,000 words. Poetry should be no longer than three pages per poem.

Multiple submissions are allowed, but should be sent as separate submissions.

 Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but the club requests prompt notification if your piece is sold or accepted elsewhere.

Previously published work will be considered. Sex and violence should be limited. Nonconsensual, incest, or graphic depictions of sex will not be accepted for publication. While the violence of current events is undeniably relevant, graphic or gratuitous depictions of violence will not be published.

Formatting: All submissions should be double-spaced in a legible font (Times New Roman, preferred). Contact information (name, email address) must listed at the top of the first page.  Pages must be numbered.

A cover letter is not required, but a brief, three to four line biography should accompany each submission. You may use the body of the email for your biography.

IMPORTANT: Submission is via email only.  Each submission must have “Anthology Submission” as the subject of the email. Your manuscript should be sent as an attachment in DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file format. Do not copy and paste your submission into the body of an email.

 Email your submission to

Response time: Contributors will be notified via email within 30 days of submission of acceptance or rejection. Every piece will be considered, but not every piece will be published.

 Deadline for submission is midnight, December 31, 2020.

Our goal is to publish either on 3/23/2021 (the anniversary of the Louisiana Stay-at-Home Order) or 5/31/21 (anniversary of the first protest march in Shreveport in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis).

Shreveport Writers Club will not provide compensation for this anthology. All copyrights stay with the author.  You are only granting Shreveport Writers Club the one-time right to publish your work in the print anthology.

By submitting to this anthology you acknowledge that that you are the sole creator of the original work. Any collaborations must have the permission of all co-creators to publish in the anthology.

Please direct any questions to Shreveport Writers Club by sending an email to

Good luck and Write on!