In Celebration of the Muse
Deadline extended: If you are a woman writer residing in Santa Cruz county and would like to be considered for the 33rd annual In Celebration of the Muse reading, which is planned for Saturday March 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm, please send five poems, prose poems, or two fiction or non-fiction short shorts to the address below by August 31.  Postmark must be no later than August 31.

You do not necessarily have to read what you submit, but do keep in mind that the total amount of time on stage is five minutes. (We prefer that you not read an excerpt from a longer work.)

We are committed to the celebration of diversity with regard to age, race, sexual orientation, and the range of complexities that make up women’s lives.  We include a variety of women’s voices and are committed to including new writers each year.

We are looking for original perspectives, fresh language, and work that appeals to an audience.  All work should be edited, polished and free from typographical errors.  Each submission will be considered on the strength of all five poems or prose pieces.

Please keep in mind that each year many women submit work for the Muse (last year we had close to 75 submissions) and we select the most compelling, vibrant and evocative writing.

Do not email submissions, but do include your email address. The work will not be returned, so no need to include an SASE.  Readers will be announced in November; all who submitted work will be notified via email.

Mail submissions to:

Amber Coverdale Sumrall
Dena Taylor
841 Laurel Glen Rd.
Soquel, CA 95073

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