Submissions, Issue 2014-2015 open September 1 thru October 31, 2014
Dave LaRoche <email@example.com>Apr 2, 2014
All Branch Reps,
As you know, the work on the Literary Review is voluntary thus seldom on top of "To Do" lists for the editors who grade and critique. This current publication cycle brought in over 200 entries, compounding these expected delays. Although this is an annual affair, many with submissions have asked me: "when it will be published?"and "will I be included?" My answer must be I don't know and I don't know.
The magazine is published when the work is complete and those who've submitted will know their status at about the same time. Today we are closer today, and my best guess this morning is the end of April (if everything falls neatly in line - those who work on it will not be interrupted with more important demands).
Authors, as a practical matter, are free to use the work submitted as they wish. We hold no work in suspense; it may even be withdrawn. We are a private circulation of more than 1,800 and not likely to interrupt a competing demand on the basis of use and/or rights. All authors submitting to the Literary Review continue to own their existing rights. Those selected for publication in the Literary Review give CWC the right to publish that one time and otherwise are not obligated. Depending, of course, on a recipient's rules, a submission to the CWC Literary Review should not preclude a contest submission, or another publishing opportunity,
Please convey these two messages to those concerned. Thank you,
Dave LaRoche, Editor
CWC Literary Review
CWC members are invited to submit their published or unpublished work following the guidelines below. Work meeting a threshold of quality and interest will be published. Minor editing may be performed. Proselytizing or potentially libelous material, gratuitous vulgarity or obscenity will not be considered. Rejections will be accompanied with editors’ suggested improvements.
Send submissions, for this issue only, as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, “CWC Lit-Review” in the subject line.
General Guidelines (Nonconforming work will not be considered)
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