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When available, the Marshall Writer's Guild's booklets are on sale at the Red Cross Pharmacies, Square Corner, the Marshall Public Library, and the Marshall Welcome Center (Jim the Wonder Dog Museum). Note: the Marshall Welcome Center has winter hours. Guild booklets are: Grant funding to assist with publication is provided by the Missouri Writers' Guild and Walmart.


Submission Guidelines

  •  The deadline for submissions from any writer with Saline County connections is September 1, 2016. The theme for 2016 is "Saline County Structures and Stories." The format is non-fiction or poetry.
  •  Entries may be emailed to Carole Schaefer at For those without computer access, hard copy may be mailed to Carole Schaefer, 636 East Slater Street, Marshall MO 65340. Each entry must be typed using Microsoft Word, 12-point, Times New Roman, double spaced, and include a cover sheet with the title, author's name, address, phone number, and a brief paragraph about the author. Also include a statement giving permission to print the work on the Guild's web site if that is acceptable.
  •  Entries will not be returned and will become the property of the Marshall Writers' Guild and first time publishing rights will be assumed.
  •  Writers whose work is selected for publication will be notified and possibly announced in the media along with the publication date and where the booklet may be purchased.
  •  Three to five poems may be submitted with a total of 60 lines and may be single spaced. The guild prefers poems of 30 or fewer lines. Prose pages should be numbered, and entries limited to 1,500 words or less.
  •  Photographs are welcome and graphics or original art work on the topic will be considered. Guild booklets are published in black and white.
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