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When available, Marshall Writers' Guild anthologies are for sale at the Marshall Public Library, the Marshall Welcome Center-Jim the Wonder Dog Museum, Square Corner, and Summers Pharmacy in Marshall. Guild anthologies are:


Submission Guidelines
Questions may be addressed to Edward Richards at

  •  The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2023. Anyone with a Saline County connection is eligible. The formats are fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and history. Refusal to adhere to the Guild Style Sheet may disqualify entries.
  •  Entries may be emailed as Word attachments to Edward Richards 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 Edward Richards, 1016 S. Ann Drive, Marshall MO 65340. Each entry must be the original work of the entrant, typed using Microsoft Word, 12-point, Times New Roman. Please include a cover sheet with the title, author's name, address, phone number, and author's biography of 75 words or less written in the third person. Previously published work will be considered on a case by case basis. Works with political or religious agenda are discouraged. Anonymous work will not be accepted.
  •  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.
  •  Two poems may be submitted and should be single spaced with a double space between verses. Each poem is limited to 500 words. Two prose entries may be submitted. Each is limited to 1,500 words and should be double-spaced.
  •  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.
The Guild is indebted to member Holly Forsman for her first class photos.
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