Goldfinch Vol. 22 (2019-2020)

By Mary ann Mosa, Editor-in-Chief  Goldfinch@WomenWhoWrite.org  

New for Goldfinch Vol. 22:

  • Number of pieces published: In an effort to include more authors in the publication, the number of pieces published per member will be limited to 1 Prose piece and 1 Poem. 
  • Naming conventions for files: Details are in the Naming Conventions for Files section below.

Guidelines for submission:

  • Word Counts: for both Poetry and Prose—up to 1,800 words per piece.
  • Each member can submit up to 2 Poetry and 2 Prose pieces. The number of pieces selected to be published will be limited to 1 Prose piece and 1 Poem per member. 
  • Works must be creative and can be fiction, creative non-fiction, or a mix of genres. Research and reference pieces cannot be accepted. Political pieces cannot be accepted.
  • Works containing quoted/referenced material must include references/bibliography.
  • Works containing photos must include photo credits. Photos may be published in black and white. The Editor cannot guarantee photos will be published.
  • Do not submit a work that has been published previously.
  • All works must be fully edited at the time of submission - changes cannot be accepted.
  • Each submitting author should submit one short biography (submitted as a separate Microsoft Word document – maximum 100 words). Bios should be written in the third person. If no bio is received or the submitted bio is greater than 100 words, the bio from the WWW directory will be used (edited for length if necessary). Bios submitted outside of this process cannot be accepted. See Naming Conventions for Files section below for guideline on how to name your bio file.

By submitting your work, you acknowledge that it is your own work and it has not been published previously. You also acknowledge that your work may be edited and published in Goldfinch Vol. 22 (2019-2020). The Editor will use the Chicago Manual of Style as a guideline for edits.

Format:

  • Each submission must be electronic and in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).
  • Each work must have a title.
  • Each work should not include headers or footers (including page numbers).
  • Each work must be submitted without the author’s name or identifying information in the text of the Word document or in the file name. Works are read on a “blind” basis by our designated Readers. See Naming Conventions for Files section below for guideline on how to name your submission and biography files.
  • Poetry formatting: any visual format is acceptable, as poets will sometimes play with word placement or type size, etc.
  • Prose formatting: Times New Roman font, in twelve point, double spaced, one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Prose works submitted in all capital letters cannot be accepted.
  • Be sure to spell check your document before submitting.

Naming Conventions for Files:

  • Submission file(s) should be named like this (do not include your name in the submission file name): Title of Your Work - WWW Goldfinch 22 Submission
  • Biography file should be named like this: Last Name, First Name – WWW Goldfinch 22 Bio

Schedule:

  • Submissions will be accepted beginning Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • Deadline for submissions will be Friday, November 22, 2019.
  • Each member will be informed of her work’s acceptance or rejection during the week of February 23, 2020.
  • We are working on the date and details for the Goldfinch Launch Party. Information will be communicated as soon as we have scheduled the event.

Goldfinch Vol. 22 (2019-2020)

 By Mary ann Mosa, Editor-in-Chief
Goldfinch@WomenWhoWrite.org

New for Goldfinch Vol. 22:

  • Number of pieces published: In an effort to include more authors in the publication, the number of pieces published per member will be limited to 1 Prose piece and 1 Poem.
  • Naming conventions for files: Details are in the Naming Conventions for Files section below.

Guidelines for submission:

  • Word Counts: for both Poetry and Prose—up to 1,800 words per piece.
  • Each member can submit up to 2 Poetry and 2 Prose pieces. The number of pieces selected to be published will be limited to 1 Prose piece and 1 Poem per member.
  • Works must be creative and can be fiction, creative non-fiction, or a mix of genres. Research and reference pieces cannot be accepted. Political pieces cannot be accepted.
  • Works containing quoted/referenced material must include references/bibliography.
  • Works containing photos must include photo credits. Photos may be published in black and white. The Editor cannot guarantee photos will be published.
  • Do not submit a work that has been published previously.
  • All works must be fully edited at the time of submission - changes cannot be accepted.
  • Each submitting author should submit one short biography (submitted as a separate Microsoft Word document – maximum 100 words). Bios should be written in the third person. If no bio is received or the submitted bio is greater than 100 words, the bio from the WWW directory will be used (edited for length if necessary). Bios submitted outside of this process cannot be accepted. See Naming Conventions for Files section below for guideline on how to name your bio file.

By submitting your work, you acknowledge that it is your own work and it has not been published previously. You also acknowledge that your work may be edited and published in Goldfinch Vol. 22 (2019-2020). The Editor will use the Chicago Manual of Style as a guideline for edits.

Format:

  • Each submission must be electronic and in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).
  • Each work must have a title.
  • Each work should not include headers or footers (including page numbers).
  • Each work must be submitted without the author’s name or identifying information in the text of the Word document or in the file name. Works are read on a “blind” basis by our designated Readers. See Naming Conventions for Files section below for guideline on how to name your submission and biography files.
  • Poetry formatting: any visual format is acceptable, as poets will sometimes play with word placement or type size, etc.
  • Prose formatting: Times New Roman font, in twelve point, double spaced, one-inch margins on all sides.
  • Prose works submitted in all capital letters cannot be accepted.
  • Be sure to spell check your document before submitting.

Naming Conventions for Files:

  • Submission file(s) should be named like this (do not include your name in the submission file name): Title of Your Work - WWW Goldfinch 22 Submission
  • Biography file should be named like this: Last Name, First Name – WWW Goldfinch 22 Bio

Schedule:

  • Submissions will be accepted beginning Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • Deadline for submissions will be Friday, November 22, 2019.
  • Each member will be informed of her work’s acceptance or rejection during the week of February 23, 2020.
  • We are working on the date and details for the Goldfinch Launch Party. Information will be communicated as soon as we have scheduled the event.