National Poetess Pam Osbey has a young writers contest for YOU!

Speaking Me, Volume 1 will be a must have collection of thoughts of young writers between the ages of 12 and 18. Speaking ME is now accepting submissions for young poets, writers, and lyricists  who are willing and ready to spill their thoughts on pages for all to see. The collection is about expressions, healing, and positive vibes that will be creative and unique. The platform for this anthology is set the stage for young voices to express themselves through spoken word, lyricism and short stories that center around deeply reflective expressions of their souls and spirits. This collection seeks young writers who are unafraid of their pen and the stories that their pens can tell others.

GUIDELINES:

POETRY: Please submit no more than 3 poems via electronical submission, writing your FULL name, address, city, state and zip code on each poem. If submitting via word, please type your name in the upper right corner of the page, and type your poetry title and poem.  Submit all three poems in one electronical file in word format or rich text files. SHORT STORIES: Please submit no more than two short stories via electronical submission, writing your FULL name, address, city, state and zip code on each poem. Submit a clean (edit-free short story) no longer than 3,000 words via Word or Rich Text File format. LYRICISM (rap-hip hop, songs, etcetera) can be submitted via electronical submissions as well.

CERTIFICATION:

To ensure that all work being submitted is original work written, please send the following quote with your submission: “This work is original text written by me and I certify that I am the full owner of such work.” Make sure to WRITE YOUR FULL NAME on this document and send via pdf or scanned and sent to speakingme@gmail.com

NOTES:

All accepted writers of this anthology will receive one copy of the book in leiu of payment. No monetary compensation will be given to any of the writers of this collection. We are giving the young writers of this generation a chance to speak their peace. We do not charge any publication or submission fees, we want to hear from and publish your voice should you choose this ‘challenge’.

Speaking ME will retain non exclusive rights of the work given for the anthology, however, writers can submit any of their work to any other publications simultaneously if necessary.  Speaking ME will publish any accepted work in any format within this specific project.

If you accept the conditions of the submission policy, please send your work to Speaking ME, Volume 1, via email speakingme@gmail.com.

Emailed submissions are open as of January 9 and end on February 8th. Mailed submissions will begin on February 8, 2007 and end on May 1, 2007. Anticipated publication date is August 9, 2007.

All writers will be notified by June 1, 2007. This anthology is being published by Osbey Books.

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