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The deadline to submit short stories and poems for Heartland Fountain’s second anthology volume has been extended due to circumstances beyond our control.  The new deadline date for submissions is August 8, 2015. For complete details about submissions, please refer to our April 8, 2014 announcement .

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fountain penHeartland Fountain, LLC, calls for submissions for Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland, Volume II.

The following submission guidelines must be followed:

Unpublished short stories, maximum 3,500 words. (Note: maximum raised to 3,500 words on 25 July 2015.)

Poetry (rhymed or unrhymed), maximum 40 lines.

Standard manuscript format. Times New Roman, 12 point font.

Mail two copies of each entry, along with your entry fee (check or money order), to Heartland Fountain, PO Box 8165, Edmond OK 73083-8165.  Make checks/money orders payable to Heartland Fountain. Submission deadline is 8 August 2015.

You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry fee. The entry fee is ten dollars ($10) for stories and five dollars ($5) for poetry.  No self-addressed stamped envelope is required as manuscripts will not be returned to you. (Note: First North American Serial Rights. Rights revert to author 30 days after publication.)

Include a cover letter with all your contact information, including e-mail address and a 50-word bio. Writing genres which we will consider include fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, and poetry. No erotica, gratuitous sex, or violence will be considered.

By submitting your manuscript, you are allowing it to be edited and considered for publication. If your work is chosen, you understand and agree with the conditions for publication in the anthology, Oklahoma: the Fountain of the Heartland, Volume II.

Entries must be unpublished, unaccepted for publication by another source, and not optioned when submitted. Heartland Fountain LLC is not responsible for entries lost or delayed in the mail.

Check for updates at this website (http://oklahomaheartland.com).

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Those who are interested in our Anthology — Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland —  and who are able to be in Edmond next Saturday, 27 August, are welcome to join us at the Clubhouse of Villas at Hunter’s Creek, 1000 Villas Creek Drive (see directions below), from 10AM to 12 Noon.

If you will be attending the meeting and are interested in discussing your story/poem with others, please forward a copy of the draft to our Chair, Donna Le, dkle45@hotmail.com, by 6PM Friday (26 August).  Or, bring a few copies along with you to the meeting.

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DIRECTIONS:

Go north on Kelly Avenue from downtown Edmond.  Just before arriving at the intersection of Kelly Avenue and Coffee Creek Road, you will notice, on the west side of Kelly, an entrance into the residential community of Villas at Hunter’s Creek.  That street turning in is Villas Creek Drive.  As you go through the gates, you will see the Clubhouse directly ahead, next to the swimming pool.  (Note:  On the east side of Kelly Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Villas at Hunter’s Creek, you will notice the Coffee Creek Golf Club.)

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