Story last updated at 8/26/2009 - 2:11 pm
Fiction, nonfiction, and photos are wanted for an Alaska-themed anthology entitled "Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska," which will be edited by Michael Engelhard and published by the University of Alaska Press.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 1, 2009.
Engelhard is looking for highly polished micro-narratives that explore the state's many facets, settings, and exotic inhabitants, flash-frozen slices of life. They are fiction or nonfiction. Sweet as smoked salmon. Short as summer nights and winter days north of the Arctic Circle. The genres and tone range throughout the register: humorous, contemplative, action-packed, tragedy, romance, sci-fi, mystery... anything but poetry (as poets have an unfair advantage in this).
Maximum word length is 450 words. Submissions need to have a clearly identifiable Alaska setting or theme.
There is also a visual component, the picture that says more than a thousand words: black-and-white Freeze Frames that are eloquent as well as artistic.
For details, please visit: http://49writers.blogspot.com/search?q=cold+flashes.