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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.