Call for Submissions for Veterans' Anthology | Books in Review


All military personnel, veterans, and their families are invited to submit their poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, and interviews to be considered for the second volume of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors , an anthology that will be published by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

The deadline for submissions in those five categories is July 1. There are two types of entries, for the anthology alone and one for the anthology’s contest, plus the anthology. All work must be previously unpublished. Send the work for the anthology only in a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Warriors Anthology Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

If you’d like your entry to be considered for the anthology’s contest (with a $250 first prize in each category), as well as the anthology itself, email it to

For contest submissions, the rules are:

  • Entries must be sent electronically as Microsoft Word docs (or docx).
  • Keep poems in one document (with 1st  poem as title).
  • Put your name and contact info on 1st  page and nowhere else on the manuscript.

For both mailed and electronic submissions:

    • Limit one submission in each category per person.
    • Poetry: up to 3 poems (5 pages maximum).
    • Fiction, essay, interview: 5, 000-word limit. Interviews are with military or veterans.
    • Photography: up to 3 good-quality photos (will be printed in the book as b&w).
    • Submissions exceeding the limits will be disqualified.
    • Include a bio of 75 words or less with your submission.
    • Winners & contributors will be notified by Nov. 1, 2013
    • Questions: contact the University Press at

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