Thank you for your interest in Inlandia. Here you will be able to upload submissions for:

-- Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Inlandia's online literary journal (open year-round), in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry & images.

-- Writing from Inlandia, the annual anthology of creative work produced by the Inlandia Creative Writing Workshops. (currently open; Closing August 1, 2017)

-- Inlandia Books - Literary and Community for book manuscripts. See descriptions for details.

-- Inlandia Literary Laureate Nominations (every two years; currently closed while we evaluate nominees.)

-- The Hillary Gravendyk Prize (Closed; opens February 1 and closes April 30 annually.)

And other projects as they come up. Currently we are looking for work for an anthology on San Bernardino as well as an anthology on the immigrant experience.

Each category has a separate review period & guidelines. Please be familiar with the guidelines before submitting. By your submission you are acknowledging that you have read through our guidelines carefully and agree.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2017 Writing from Inlandia Anthology

Guidelines

Please upload up to 10 pages of work (cumulative total over the course of the workshop year and may be made up of any combination of genres) written during the course of any Inlandia Writers Workshop(s) that you participated in.

Before submitting your work please be sure you have:
-- Revised for excellency
-- Proofread for clarity, punctuation, and grammar
-- Proofread for any additional typographical errors

Include a cover page with your submission indicating which workshop you belong to. Your workshop leader will be reviewing your uploaded submission. If they have suggestions for further tightening/revision they will contact you.

Revisions of uploaded work will be accepted up until the final deadline of August 1, after which time no further revisions will be allowed except as deemed necessary by the Anthology's Editorial Board.

Any substantive revisions will be cleared with the author before publication, but no notification will be given for minor corrections missed by the author such as punctuation and spelling.

Before publication all authors will have an additional opportunity to review and approve the work as it is appears in the final draft of the manuscript. ***At that time it will be the responsibility of the authors to ensure that there are no errors before the manuscript moves into the publication phase. Please be advised that if errors or omissions are missed at this stage there will be no further opportunities for revision or correction.***

Consent

By submitting your work you are confirming that you have read and complied with the complete guidelines (available here: http://wp.me/PWGGi-pT) and you are giving your consent to publication.

Please note that Inlandia reserves the right to decline any submission, although every effort will be made to include at least one piece from each workshop participant.

Ends on August 31, 2017
Call for Submissions: Anthology about the Immigrant Experience in Inland Southern California

Were you or anyone in your family born outside of the United States? Have you ever called Inland Southern California your home? Do you have a story to tell? We want work about the experiences of persons of a particular background, and about the ways in which cultural identity has been influenced or shaped by the varied cultures present here.

For this special issue, we will be featuring writers who represent or capture the faces of Inland Southern California’s shifting cultural landscape.  Some examples of relevant topics might be: how your family has maintained or changed cultural traditions/rituals since coming to the region, inter-cultural relationships and marriage, finding a sense of community (or lack thereof), what it was like to grow up as the child of an immigrant parent or parents, or conversely what it was like for a person of your background to parent (or grand-parent) children in this region, and/or explorations of interaction with cultures in the region.

All genres accepted – poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, images, and hybrid works. Maximum word count for prose: 2500 words. Submit 1 - 10 poems, 1 piece of fiction, 1 creative nonfiction, 1 hybrid work, and 5 - 7 images. Images should be submitted as hi res jpegs. Submission in multiple genres accepted.

(*For our purposes, “Inland Southern California” is defined as any non-coastal city or area in southern California, stretching from the San Felipe Valley just east of Oceanside up to Death Valley, near the California-Nevada border, including all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.)


The Inlandia Institute is embarking on an ambitious new publishing program: Inlandia Books, with two branches of publication available. 

This page is for submitting work for consideration under the Inlandia Books - Community category

All books submitted must be reviewed by Inlandia Institute’s Publications Committee and all accepted works must be written by writers who live in, work in, and/or write about Inland Southern California, except for those works submitted for the National Hillary Gravendyk Prize which can be submitted by any American writer. 


About Inlandia Community

This is the branch for works that have a distinct interest to and voice of the communities located within Inland Southern California but with limited interest to those outside of this region. Works submitted for consideration under this line are also subject the highest standards of literary publishing, but if the work is deemed of significant merit to the literature of the region, Inlandia will work with authors to polish and refine the manuscript, as necessary.


Manuscript Submission Guidelines for full-length books:

The Inlandia Institute initially evaluates proposals only; upon consensus, the Publications Committee may request the full manuscript. Submissions will be read blind. 

IMPORTANT: Please omit any identifying information from your manuscript, including cover letter, acknowledgements, and headers/footers. 

Submissions must include the following: 

- A one-page or less description of your project

- A description of your target audience and why your book will appeal to them 

- A table of contents and list of illustrations, if applicable 

- A sample chapter or up to ten pages of poetry


All manuscripts submitted for consideration are vetted by the Publications Committee. Please allow up to six months for a complete review and determination. All decisions are final. Inlandia reserves the right to decline any manuscript.


If the committee has reviewed your proposal and requested the full manuscript, please use this form to submit it here following the guidelines for blind submission above.

 

Whether or not Inlandia Institute chooses to pursue such publication for any particular manuscript will depend in large part on currently available resources of Inlandia Institute and is in no way a reflection on the quality or marketability of any given manuscript. 

Good luck!


The Inlandia Institute is embarking on an ambitious new publishing program: Inlandia Books, with two branches of publication available. 

This page is for submitting work for consideration under the Inlandia Books - Literary category

All books submitted must be reviewed by Inlandia Institute’s Publications Committee and all accepted works must be written by writers who live in, work in, and/or write about Inland Southern California, except for those works submitted for the National Hillary Gravendyk Prize which can be submitted by any American writer. 

(Note: While the prize is a part of the Inlandia Books - Literary category, it has its own separate submissions page. Return to the main menu if that is what you are looking for.)


About Inlandia Literary

This is the branch of publishing for highly polished works of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; Inlandia’s Hillary Gravendyk Prize books are published under this line. Works submitted for consideration under this line are subject to the highest standards of literary publishing; only a very select few books will be accepted for publication as an Inlandia Literary title.


Manuscript Submission Guidelines for full-length books:

The Inlandia Institute initially evaluates proposals only; upon consensus, the Publications Committee may request the full manuscript. Submissions will be read blind. 

IMPORTANT: Please omit any identifying information from your manuscript, including cover letter, acknowledgements, and headers/footers. 

Submissions must include the following: 

- A one-page or less description of your project

- A description of your target audience and why your book will appeal to them 

- A table of contents and list of illustrations, if applicable 

- A sample chapter or up to ten pages of poetry


All manuscripts submitted for consideration are vetted by the Publications Committee. Please allow up to six months for a complete review and determination. All decisions are final. Inlandia reserves the right to decline any manuscript.


If the committee has reviewed your proposal and requested the full manuscript, please use this form to submit it here following the guidelines for blind submission above.


Whether or not Inlandia Institute chooses to pursue such publication for any particular manuscript will depend in large part on currently available resources of Inlandia Institute and is in no way a reflection on the quality or marketability of any given manuscript. 

Good luck!


Please submit one short story or self-contained novel excerpt for consideration for inclusion in Inlandia's online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Please be sure to review the guidelines (available on the journal website: http://www.inlandiajournal.org) before submitting.

By your submission you are acknowledging that have read and agree with our guidelines.

Please submit up to five poems (as separate Word document submissions for ease of tracking) for consideration for inclusion in Inlandia's online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Please be sure to review the guidelines (available on the journal website: http://www.inlandiajournal.org) before submitting.

By your submission you are acknowledging that have read and agree with our guidelines.

Please submit one piece of nonfiction (memoir excerpt, essay, book review, interview, etc.) for consideration for inclusion in Inlandia's online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Please be sure to review the guidelines (available on the journal website: http://www.inlandiajournal.org) before submitting.

By your submission you are acknowledging that have read and agree with our guidelines.

Please submit 5 -8 images related for consideration for inclusion as a Featured Artist in Inlandia's online literary journal, Inlandia: A Literary Journey. Please be sure to review the guidelines (available on the journal website: http://www.inlandiajournal.org) before submitting.

By your submission you are acknowledging that have read and agree with our guidelines.