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Call for Submissions: Out of Place

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Call for Submissions: Out of Place

March 14th – June 24th

Seoul Writers Workshop is accepting prose and poetry submissions for the 4th annual anthology of original English-language writing by authors living in Korea.  The theme for the 2011 anthology is Out of Place, a theme to which expat writers and Koreans writing in English can surely relate.  Whether you take Out of Place subtlety, directly, literally, figuratively, or in a totally different way, we want to see your writing.



Submissions will be accepted from English-language writers who have lived in Korea for any length of time in 2010 or 2011.


We are looking for short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry pieces that interpret the theme Out of Place. Submissions should be emailed to with the subject line “2011 Prose Submission” or “2011 Poetry Submission” by June 24th.  Emails without that subject line may be missed and inadvertently not included in our consideration.  Submissions must be attached as a Word .doc/.docx, .txt, .rtf, or .pdf file. Any submissions not in one of these formats will not be considered.  The attached file’s name should be the same as the piece’s title to help avoid confusion.  Please indicate how you wish your name to appear if your piece is selected for inclusion.

Pieces should be original, unpublished work.  Previously submitted works are acceptable.  We strongly suggest that authors do not submit first drafts. Seoul Writers Workshop assumes first-publication rights to selected pieces, to include printing in Seoul, South Korea and in the print-on-demand edition via online retailers.  All other rights, including subsequent publication, are retained by the submitting author.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable.  Please contact SWW via email immediately if a submission is accepted by another publication.  Authors will be notified in late July if their pieces have been chosen for inclusion.  Selected authors will receive two free copies of the Anthology 2011 and may purchase additional copies at a discounted price.

Prose: Short story or creative non-fiction pieces of up to 5000 words will be considered.  Authors may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration.

Poetry: Any number of pieces not exceeding 3000 words in total will be accepted.  Please keep in mind that our printed page is trade paperback size; long lines may fit awkwardly.


Proceeds from Anthology 2011 benefit the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center.

Please email if you have any questions.



Written by crfsanders

March 9, 2011 at 9:42 am

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  1. Hello,

    Where and when is your your meeting?



    May 23, 2011 at 8:32 am

  2. The next meeting will be on June 5th. The details will appear on our Facebook group and private Ning page.


    May 23, 2011 at 8:57 am

  3. […] in Korea have all felt out of place at one time or another. For more information, check out the Seoul Writers online, or e-mail them at seoulwriters AT gmail DOT […]

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