Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Call for entries

Panama City, Florida, is preparing for its Centennial Celebration in 2009, and to promote the event we're publishing "City Limits," a literary anthology. One edition will appear each year, making for a trilogy of collectible books showcasing the best fiction, poetry, memoirs, art and photography produced by, for, and about the Emerald Coast city.

Works, whether fact or fancy set in the past, present or future, should reference the environment, society, history or other hallmarks unique to this area -- from Civil War skirmishes to World War II pilot training, from turn-of-the-last-century lumber mills to today's tourism economy, from life on the water, to life in the woods, to life on the streets of the city.

The anthology will accept short fiction (up to 2,000 words), poetry (up to three poems per entry, no more than 2,000 words total), personal memoirs (up to 2,000 words), black-and-white line art, and black-and-white photography.
All entries should come with a self-addressed, stamped return/reply envelope, and submit a $10 entry fee (make checks payable to Midsummer Press). Include an e-mail address for quick notification or in case we need to request more information (those chosen for the anthology will be asked to submit a short biographical sketch).

Those who have works chosen to appear in the collection will receive one free copy of the anthology upon publication -- and become a part of Panama City's literary history.

The collection will also feature information about the Panama City Centennial Committee, a calendar of Centennial events as they are scheduled, and information on how to volunteer or otherwise participate in the celebration. In addition, look for a profile of the cover artist written by volume editor Tony Simmons.

"City Limits"
c/0 Midsummer Press
P.O. Box 701
Panama City, FL 32402-0701

Written entries should be typed/printed out on plain white paper with dark black ink. Art/photo entries may be made initially as digital files on a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. Deadline for submissions to Volume 2 is Dec. 31, 2007.

Look for us at Books Alive 2008. For more information, email .

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

City Limits

Officially Sanctioned: Midsummer Press' inaugural anthology, "City Limits," has been officially sanctioned by the Panama City Centennial Committee. This collection of short fiction, poetry, memoirs, art and photography is geared toward a celebration of the Panama City, Florida, centennial in 2009. The anthology is featured on the Centennial website .