Kentucky Monthly magazine is now accepting submissions for its seventh annual writers’ showcase. Chosen stories and poems will be published in the magazine’s November issue. More than 50 original works of poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction have been highlighted in the six years the company has presented its annual literary section.
“In every issue, Kentucky Monthly celebrates the best of our Commonwealth. It’s an honor to be able to celebrate and share the distinctive narratives of talented Kentucky writers, some unpublished,” said Stephen M. Vest, publisher and editor-in-chief. “We receive hundreds of submissions each year and are consistently impressed with the quality of the stories and poems we receive.”
Only submissions from Kentucky writers, including current and previous residents, or works that use Kentucky as a subject matter will be considered for publication. Entries should be submitted via the magazine’s online form by Aug. 11.
Fiction and nonfiction stories should be fewer than 1,000 words, typed and double-spaced. Poetry submissions also should be typed, but may be single-spaced. Submissions exceeding 1,200 words will not be reviewed. Each writer may submit one fiction story, one nonfiction piece and/or three poems free of charge; submission fees are incurred for additional and non-electronic submissions.
Writers of selected works will be notified by Oct. 10.
Additional literary guidelines are available at www.kentuckymonthly.com.