Revised submission guidelines for the guild’s anthology book
    expected to be published next year were distributed to
    members September 27 for their review. Members will vote on
    the revisions October 25. Revisions were suggested by
    Anthology Guidelines Committee members, board members,
    and other guild members. Changes include increased number of
    submissions, increased number of words, and rewording some
    guidelines for clarity. Read revised guidelines.

The anthology will be a collection of members’ works of poetry, fiction, and
nonfiction. Dr. Kevin Henderson, assistant professor of English at Drury University,
has agreed to enlist an editor from among students in the university’s Editing and
Publishing class or from intern applications. Dr. Henderson: “I’ll make sure a really
good, reliable worker with a solid background in grammar and style gets the job.”
We will credit the editor in the anthology.
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