An Upcoming PEN Oakland Anthology: FIGHTIN’ WORDS
PEN Oakland is in the process of producing an anthology, entitled Fightin’ Words, chronicling our twenty years of service to the literary community. This anthology is open to ONLY PEN Oakland members and past award winners. PEN Oakland members are asked to submit their work for possible inclusion in the Fightin’ Words anthology. The theme of Fightin’ Words may illustrate the use of the written word to point out the rights or wrongs within society. Your piece may refer to your PEN Oakland participation or award (for example, about the effects of your thoughts upon your winning of an award) or not, as you see fit. Or surprise us with your personal concept of Fightin’ Words in your life.
Manuscripts selected for publication will appear in the online anthology and/or the printed anthology. Contributors will receive invitations to scheduled readings and two copies of the anthology.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submissions CLOSED on July 31, 2012. Poetry may not exceed 70 lines. Prose may be either fiction or non-fiction and may not exceed 850 words.
Please include complete contact information, name, email, address and phone number, and a short bio with your submission. Contributors must handle all permissions, including any payments, directly with publishers and forward the permission information to the anthology editors.
Please write the word “Anthology” and your name in the subject line. Email manuscripts to the editor Judith Cody. Poeticsethics-JC@yahoo.com
PEN Oakland periodically publishes various anthologies that raise awareness and funds to support any number of global projects. The titles listed below are available for purchase. Please email:
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OAKLAND OUT LOUD (2007)
"With far more flavors than an ice-cream shoppe, and far more colors, too, Oakland Out Loud is a reminder of what poety should be: original, audacious, and beautiful. As a result, it is a reminder that numanitcy can be all those things, too. This is a virtuoso collection."
-Gerald Halsam, author of Grace Period and Haslams' Valley
"PEN Oakland writers are an amazing array of voices. Soak up their powerful prose and poems about the internal and external world, near and far."
-William Wong, author of Yellow Journalist, Dispatches from Asian America
WORDS UPON THE WATERS (2006)
This book was created as a collaborative effort to aid survivors of Hurricane Katrina including poetry written in response to the devastation and loss suffered by the people who were victims of the storm. The artists donated all the work in this anthology and all proceeds were donated to the Center for Independent Living.
"The Blue-Collar PEN"