Ends on August 1, 2017

Legends is an annual, literary journal. The goal of this collection is to bring awareness to the hundreds of talented writers that live among us. It is also our intent to assist writers to build their platform and their reputations within the global writing community. Writers may submit from anywhere on Earth... but they must submit in English!  Submissions are only accepted through this electronic portal.  Paper submissions are NOT accepted.  Multiple pieces of writing must be submitted separately.  Please do not group several submissions into a single document!

Contributors wishing to achieve the goal of publication may submit short stories and anecdotal essays of not more than 8,000 words; or poetry of not more than 45 lines.  Writers may submit up to eight pieces, and they may mix styles (poetry, prose, personal essay), if they choose. Grey Wolfe Publishing accepts simultaneous submissions, and pieces previously published, as long as original copyright ownership can be provided, if requested.

This is a special edition focusing on the Love Story (Romance). 

According to the Romance Writers of America, the main plot of romance writing must revolve around two people as they develop romantic love for each other and work to build a relationship. Both the conflict and the climax of the piece should be directly related to that core theme of developing a romantic relationship, although the novel can also contain subplots that do not specifically relate to the main characters' romantic love. Furthermore, a romance novel must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending."

In general, romance writing rewards characters who are good people and penalize those who are evil, and a couple who fights for and believes in their relationship will likely be rewarded with unconditional love.

As long as your submission meets those criteria, it can be set in any time period and in any location. There are no specific restrictions on what can or cannot be included. Even controversial subjects are addressed in romance novels, including topics such as date rape, domestic violence, addiction, and disability.  Although most romance writing is about heterosexual pairings, we will accept writing that includes romance between same-sex couples.

However, erotica and sexually explicit material will NOT  be accepted for this anthology.  Your submission should exclude explicit sex; explicit drug use; graphic violence against women, children, or animals. (If you are unclear regarding these exclusions, please send an email to info@greywolfepublishing.com for clarification and approval.)

Submission Deadline is August 1, 2017; with an expected release date of November 1, 2017.

Contributors agree to grant one-time print publication rights, as well as the right to publish selected pieces to the Grey Wolfe Publishing website. The Grey Wolfe Publishing editorial team's decisions regarding submission inclusion are final. Inclusion in the Legends Literary Journal is intended as a tool to build your writer’s platform and to add to your writing career's momentum. Contributing authors are not paid royalties; however, each contributor will receive a 50% discount on a copy of the Legends Literary Journal (to help cover printing costs).

Proceeds from the sale of Legends: Passion Pages 2017 will benefit the American Heart Association.

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