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Anthology of Appalachian Writers

The Anthology of Appalachian Writers is a publication that encourages a long-established tradition of storytelling, love of language, and creative expression associated broadly with the area of the country known as Appalachia. Though the principal mission of the anthology is to provide a venue for publication of new writers, it also provides a collection of literature and scholarship that contributes to an understanding and appreciation for the region. Poetry, fiction, memoir, heritage writers, as well as new voices appear in each annual volume of the anthology. The anthology is supported by the Shepherd University Foundation and The West Virginia Center for the Book. The Anthology of Appalachian Writers is part of the Appalachian Heritage WIR and Writers Project and Appalachian Studies Program.

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Editorial Board of Anthology of Appalachian Writers:
Senior Managing Editor, S. Bailey Shurbutt, Appalachian Heritage Writers Project Director and Shepherd University Appalachian Studies Coordinator; Senior Editors, Natalie Sypolt, David O. Hoffman, and Student Editor Brianna Maguire; and 2017 Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Wiley Cash.

Submissions: To submit any original, unpublished work of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoir, or essay for consideration by the editors for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Wiley Cash Volume X, send an electronic copy, along with the information below, to Dr. S. Bailey Shurbutt, sshurbut@shepherd.edu. All submissions must be in the submission format below.

Name:_________________________________________________

Title of Submission:_____________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________________

E-mail:______________________ Phone:_____________________

Brief Biography (limit 100 words):______________________________

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Format for Submissions: No page numbers, double spacing, 5,000 word maximum limit

Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 2017.

Click here for information about the Editorial Structure of the Anthology of Appalachian Writers. For information about the Appalachian Writers Guild or to see the AWG Membership List, click on the links.