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The GLVWG Anthology, “Writes of Passage”, with scheduled publication March 2021, to coincide with the Write Stuff Writers Conference™, March 11 – 13, 2021.

The Anthology Chair, Suzanne Mattaboni, provides the submission dates and guidelines below. 

Please Note: Only GLVWG members will be able to submit stories to the anthology. 

It’s a great way to exercise those writing chops while in quarantine.  So get writing.  


From Suzanne Mattaboni – Submission Guidelines for the 2021 GLVWG Anthology

If you wish to be included in the 2021 GLVWG anthology, here is information for formatting your file, submitting your work, and what to expect next.

Entries are now being accepted.   Cut off for submissions is September 1, 2020. Only electronic submissions will be accepted (.doc or .docx).

Submission Criteria

The submissions link for the 2021 GLVWG Anthology, “Writes of Passage,” go to the www.glvwg.org page for information.  Here are the basics:

Work must not have been previously published. It must be an interpretation of the theme (“Writes of Passage”) and PG-13 in content (no explicit gore or sex—use discretion on strong language).

Word length:

  • Fiction – 2,500 words max
  • Essay – 500 words max
  • Poem – 10 lines minimum, 65 lines max; 70 characters max per line

You may enter as many of these three categories as you wish, but you can only enter once in each category.

Formatting Your File

The title of your file should include your name and your story name. For example, “Brennan – Blast From the Past.” Your full name and email address should be on the first page of your submission. You could put it in a header (so it’s on every page) or simply put it in the upper left-hand corner of the first page.

The title of your work should be underlined and centered on the first page.  Use Times New Roman 12 point font and double-space your work. The first line in each paragraph should be indented; no extra space between paragraphs.

Again, members need to sign on www.glvwg.org for additional details and links to submit work.

Thanks, and I hope you’re staying well!



Suzanne Mattaboni

Suzanne Mattaboni

GLVWG 2021 Anthology Chair

Novelist, Essayist & Orchestrator of Short Fiction. Pushcart-nominated fiction writer, ’80s podcaster, RuPaul fan, too-loud singer, practicing neurotic — gleefully proceeding anyhow.

You can contact Suzanne at:   suzanne@mattaboni.com 

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