Anthology guidelines and rules (What the judges are looking for)

Theme: There is no specific theme for this anthology, but we encourage members to explore genre literature, such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal, romance, mystery etc.

Eligibility: Only financial members of TW Inc (at the time of submission) will be eligible to submit writing for consideration.

Word count: Prose  – maximum 3000 words. 

Poetry – maximum 1000 words.

No. of submissions: Maximum of three submissions per person.

Entry Deadline: Submissions accepted from now until 31 December 2019.

Entry fee: Early bird entries (up to 31 October 2019) will be free of charge.

After 31 October 2019 each submission will incur a $5 fee.

Payment (if required) can be paid online at the TW Inc website: 

Welcome to Tropical Writers Inc

or in person at monthly meetings.

Submission process: Entries are to be in an MS Word compatible format (.docx, .doc, .rtf) and submitted as email attachments to:

Please include a title in the body of the work, but no information about the author.

Put the following in the subject line of the email:

Submission 2019/20 TW Anthology

Include the title, genre, and word count in the body of the email, together with the following personal information:


Telephone/mobile number

Email address

Additional Notes:

You will be notified by 31 January 2020 about whether your work will be included in the 2019/20 anthology.
If your work is selected, you will be asked to sign a consent form. 
If your work is selected, you may be asked to undertake further editing.

What the judges are looking for