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When available, the Marshall Writer's Guild's booklets are on sale at the Fitzgibbon Hospital Gift Shop, the Marshall Public Library, Marshall's Red Cross Pharmacies, the Marshall Welcome Center (Jim the Wonder Dog Museum), the Slater Public Library, and Square Corner. Note: the Marshall Welcome Center has winter hours. Guild booklets are: Grant funding to assist with publication is provided by the Missouri Writers' Guild and Walmart.


Submission Guidelines
Questions may be addressed to Carole Schaefer at

  •  The deadline for submissions from any writer with Saline County connections is July 1, 2017. The theme for 2017 remains "Saline County Structures and Stories." The format is non-fiction or poetry.
  •  Entries may be emailed as Word attachments to Carole Schaefer at In the subject line of the email, put entrant's name and MWG Entry. For those without computer access, hard copy may be mailed to Carole Schaefer, 636 East Slater Street, Marshall MO 65340. Each entry must be the original work of the entrant, typed using Microsoft Word, 12-point, Times New Roman, and include a cover sheet with the title, author's name, address, phone number, and the author's biography of 100 words or less written in the second person. Previously published work will be considered on a case by case basis.
  •  Entries will not be returned and first time publishing rights will be assumed. This includes publication on the Guild web site, any compilation by the Guild, and the submission of individual stories to The Marshall Democrat-News.
  •  Writers whose work is selected for publication will be notified and possibly announced in the media along with the publication date and where the booklet may be purchased.
  •  Three poems may be submitted and should be single spaced with a double space between verses. The Guild prefers poems of 24 or fewer lines. Two prose entries may be submitted. Each entry is limited to 1,500 words and should be double-spaced with a three-space indentation for paragraphs.
  •  Two accompanying photographs are welcome and more will be accepted at the discretion of the editor. Graphics or original art work on the topic will be considered. Guild booklets are published in black and white.
You are strongly encouraged to adhere to the editor's Style Sheet when submitting your entry.
The Guild is indebted to member Holly Forsman for her first class photos.
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