Call to Writers and Artists for Sixth Edition of “County Lines: A Literary Journal”

Franklin County NC Writers Guild has published its fourth-annual County Lines: A Literary Journal.
Franklin County NC Writers Guild has published its fourth-annual County Lines: A Literary Journal.

By Donna Campbell Smith

County Lines Literary Journal is an annual publication compiled by the Franklin County Arts Council Writers’ Guild. They are calling for entries of prose and poetry and art for their sixth edition to be published in 2019.

There are no restrictions on age or residence of persons submitting. In the past there have been writers and artists from all over North Carolina and Southeastern states.

County Lines Literary Journal is accepting poetry, short or flash fiction, essay, and creative non-fiction. Works containing erotica, violence, hate, political editorial, or excessive profanity will not be accepted.

Poetry – no more than 30 lines per poem, single spaced. You may submit up to five poems.

Prose – no more than 1,500 words or five double-spaced pages per entry. Limited to three entries per author.

All submissions must be in Word documents, prose double spaced, poetry single spaced, and be emailed as attachments to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com  Please include a short writer’s bio.

Type your name, address, phone number, word count (line count for poems), and email address in the upper left-hand corner of the first page of your manuscripts, and your name and title of submission in the header of each page.

We are also accepting Black and white art, vertical or portrait format– high resolution digital copies emailed to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com (no more than 5).

Color Art may be submitted for the cover art competition ($25 prize), vertical or portrait. Submit as digital jpeg in full color of at least 300 dpi as an attachment to CountyLinesLiteraryJournal@gmail.com. Five entry limit per artist. Our cover will reflect the title, County Lines.

We publish with one-time rights. Contributors chosen for publication will receive one comp copy of the journal.

Adhere to these guidelines for your submission. Entries not adhering to these guidelines will not be considered. Deadline for submissions August 15, 2018. Send questions to the email address given.

About Donna Campbell Smith 54 Articles
Donna Campbell Smith, an author based in Franklinton NC, worked in the horse industry for over thirty years as an instructor, trainer, breeder, and writer. She has an AAS Degree in Equine Technology from Martin Community College and is a certified riding instructor. Smith has written four non-fiction books on equine management: The Book of Donkeys, (The Lyons Press 2016) The Book of Miniature Horses (The Lyons Press 2005), The Book of Draft Horses (The Lyons Press 2007), and The Book of Mules (The Lyons Press 2009. All her books are available at Amazon.com or ask for them at a bookstore near you. Donna is a member of Franklin County Arts Council. Visit her website at www.donnacampbellsmith.com.