2014 Anthology and first issue of Dispatches
The first 2014 issue of our quarterly magazine, Dispatches, is available for reading and download here: http://www.mwsadispatches.com/sites/default/files/MWSADispatchesWinter2014-Interactive_distributed_0002.pdf
Please use the interactive poll on pages 14-16 to vote for your choice of cover artwork for the 2014 anthology titled, Some Gave All. Fill out the form on page 16 and submit!
Speaking of submissions…
2014 MWSA Anthology: Call for Entries
The MWSA is pleased to begin work on our 5th annual anthology. Each year the board selects a theme, the membership selects cover art, and we publish a book of articles, short stories, essays, illustrations, and photographs to showcase the amazing members of the Military Writers Society of America. In addition to member essays, the book contains the MWSA review and jacket design of each book nominated for an award in the current award cycle.
Each MWSA member is encouraged to send original work, not to exceed 1500 words (or the equivalent number of anthology pages in the case of poetry, illustrations, and photographs). The theme this year is ALL GAVE SOME and entries should reflect that theme. This is your opportunity to be heard and to further the MWSA’s three part mission of writing for healing, preservation of history, or education of others. Share something about yourself, be published, and earn buckaroo bucks. The anthology is open to all who are members, so if you have been thinking about joining MWSA, now is the time to do it. Each participant will be awarded 1,000 buckaroo bucks to spend at the Buckaroo Auction during the MWSA annual conference in September.
The MWSA anthology is a wonderful keepsake and is included in the registration fees for all members who attend the annual conference. Use it as a yearbook and get the signatures of your fellow MWSA members during the conference. Those who are not able to attend the conference can purchase the book after publication.
DEADLINE for submissions is June 15, 2014. Please send a high resolution jpeg head shot photograph and brief biography (250 words) to accompany your entry. Submissions are to be emailed to Betsy Beard at email@example.com. Don’t wait until the last minute. Start writing now!