2018 Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

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2018 is the 40th anniversary of the Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

This year is the 40th anniversary of the DAWG anthology and we are completing our compilation in collaboration with another great organization, the Dubuque Facing Project.  The Dubuque Facing Project is a non-profit organization that “connects people through stories to strengthen communities. Their model guides communities as they enlist a team of writers to be paired one-on-one with citizens who are facing life circumstances that deserve to be shared to better educate the broader community. The pairs meet, get to know each other and share stories of triumph and tragedy, of loneliness and community, of hate and happiness, of deep depression and lofty goals.”

The Dubuque Facing Project is focused on Facing Diversity and this year we are helping to support the creation of an anthology centered on the stories of Dubuque’s LBTQIA+ community. We will launch this book as the kick off to DubuqueFest and have a reception at the Dubuque Museum of Art, May 18th from 6-8 pm where we will have selected submissions from the Facing Diversity compilation share their stories. Food and refreshments will be served. This event is free to the public. Books will be available at the reception and are free to the public.

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For more information, contact Heidi Zull at dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com.

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Dubuque Area Writers Guild to Publish Annual Anthology

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CONTACT:  Heidi Zull & Gwen Werner, Project Editors
dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com

Dubuque Area Writers Guild to Publish Annual Anthology 

DUBUQUE, IA. – In conjunction with the 40th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival (May 19-21, 2017), the Dubuque Area Writers Guild is excited to announce that it will be publishing the 39th edition of its Gallery book project. This year’s publication, “Movement” will be an open-genre anthology showcasing the art and writing of Dubuquers and those with ties to the Dubuque area. The concept “movement”, can focus on a variety of components, such as change or having changed, either physical or emotional. Or the movement of location, trends or ideas. Movement can be the bustle of people or the passage of time. Movement can also be the progressive development of a poem or story. Submissions about “movement” as a concept are encouraged, but works of any theme will be considered.

Writers of all ages may submit fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and memoir pieces. Prose entries should not exceed 1200 words. Poems should not exceed 30 lines. The project also invites submissions of black and white artwork (drawings, photography, digital art, etc.). Manuscripts should be double-spaced and the author’s name, address, e-mail address and telephone number must appear on each submitted page. Writers should also include a short biographical paragraph about themselves along with their submission (not to exceed 50 words maximum).

Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, and should be sent to dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com as attached .jpg or Word files. Please include the words “2017 Gallery submission” in the subject line of the email. If necessary, materials may also be mailed to Dubuque Area Writers Guild, PO Box 1166, Dubuque, IA 52004. The deadline for submissions to the anthology is April 1st, 2017.

Writers selected for publication may be invited to read at a reception to celebrate the launch of the anthology, which will be held Friday, May 19th during DubuqueFest at the Dubuque Museum of Art. The public is invited to attend the reception/reading and encouraged to purchase copies of The Gallery.

For more information, contact Heidi Zull or Gwen Werner at dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

DAWG ShapesAnnual Release Party will be held as part of DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival on Friday May 20, 2016.  More information of the release party will be added when available.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild Gallery 2016, “Shapes,” will be an open-genre anthology showcasing art and writing by area creators of all ages. Submitters are asked to consider all senses and definitions of the theme: some examples include physical shape, emotional shape, the shape of a life or journey, or how one is shaped by one’s environment or experiences.

Dubuque Area Writers Guild Meet & Greet

Friday September 26, 2014 6-8PM
Riverlights Book Store, 1098 Main St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001Meet & Greet 2014 poster

The DAWG annual Meet & Greet is an opportunity for members of the community to learn about the guild, enjoy refreshments, listen to work read by local authors and even read work themselves! If you love to write, love to read, love to hear written work, love writers or even just love refreshments, we’d be thrilled to see you there!

Call for Submissions

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2014 Gallery

In keeping with longstanding Dubuque tradition, the Dubuque Area Writers Guild will be publishing its annual anthology this May in conjunction with DubuqueFest!

The Dubuque Area Writers Guild is currently seeking submissions for the 36th edition of its annual Gallery book project. This yearʼs publication will be an open genre anthology showcasing art and writing of Dubuquers and those with ties to the Dubuque area, and will be open to works of any theme or subject.

Writers of all ages may submit fiction, non- fiction, poetry and memoir pieces. Prose entries should not exceed 1200 words. Poems should not exceed 30 lines. The journal also invites submissions of black and white artwork (drawings, photography, digital art, etc.). Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with name, address, e-mail and telephone number appearing on each submitted page. Writers should also include a short biography along with their submission (50 words max). Electronic submissions should be sent to dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com as attached .jpg or word files. Materials may also be mailed to Dubuque Area Writers Guild, c/o Heidi Zull, 1631 Main St. Apt. 1, Dubuque, IA 52001. Writers selected for publication may be invited to read at the launch reception held during DubuqueFest May 16th, 2014 and the public is invited to attend.

The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2014.

Writers selected for publication may be invited to read at a reception to celebrate the launch of the anthology, which will be held during DubuqueFest. The public is invited to attend the reception/reading and encouraged to purchase copies of The Gallery.

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