What's New at Creative With Words in 2016!



PAGE 1 CWW In the Year 2016 CWW Guidelines Manuscript Submittal Form

CWW in the Year 2016

To further school participation in CWW projects, CWW will be offering the following services in the year 2065: For an annual fee of $250, CWW will --Introduce your students to writing creatively; --Introduce your students to what it takes to get published; --Send acceptance or rejection notices to your students regard- ing the status of their manuscripts; --Offer your students an opportunity to read and see the creative writing and language artwork of students from other schools; --Send your school a free publication in which the creative writ- ing and/or language art work of your students appear; --Continue to publish anthologies with the creative writing and/or language artwork of students from throughout the English-speak- ing world; --Offer your children an author-reduced rate of 20% discount on any copy up to 9 purchased of the anthology containing their writing, or 30% discount on 9-19 copies ordered; and will --Offer schools and libraries a special rate of 40% reduction on the purchase of twenty or more copies of any issue.

Beginning January 1, 2017, CWW will continue the

publishing schedule established in 2013:

--there will be two theEclectics and two thematic anthologies - one for Spring and one for Fall. For further information,write with SASE to:
CWW Box 223226 Carmel, CA 93922 USA
There will be no longer subscription rates; please check CWW’s guidelines.

CWW Guidelines / 2016

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1.  Focus:  a) folkloristic matter; b) poetry, prose, language/ 
computer art by children (state age of child and verify authenti-
city of writing); and by all ages; special interest groups, senior
citizens (state age), disabled (state why), shut-ins (state why).

2.  Language:  English; translations by a native English speaker 
from another language.  All manuscripts will be edited by CWW.

3.  Manuscripts:  Typed or legibly written: prose double-spaced, 
1 poem per page, 1” margin (all sides); give name, home address, 
age (if child, up to 19) top left on every page; number pages.  
Use standard font, size 12.  Do not fax manuscripts.  You may 
E-mail manuscripts.  Send no more than 3 poems/prose by one author 
to any CWW theme.

4.  Length:  Poetry: up to 20 lines, up to 46 characters across 
any line.  Prose:  800 words maximum.  Shorter poems/prose have a
better chance, if of quality.  Our staff readers do count the words.
Longer poems, if of quality, are converted to prose, or they are 
returned.  Longer prose are returned with request to rewrite.

5.  Format:  Title poems (except haikus); do not indent each line 
differently, nor put a single word on a separate line. Title prose. 
If not titled, CWW will provide title.

6.  Style:  Poetry: any; folkloristic tales: any; folkloristic 
research: use MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, 
and Dissertations.  Prose: Quality writing.  Use no brand names, names of 
companies, movies, television shows, etc.  CWW is not 
their endorser.

7.  Content:  CWW publishes according to set themes.  
Vulgarity or violence of any nature, over-preoccupation with death, 
racial slurs or preferences, pornographic material, or current 
sensationalism will not be accepted.

8.  Cover Letter: Include cover letter or CWW submittal form, 
stating name of project submitted to.  

9.  Multiple Submissions: Are not accepted.

10.  Previously-Published Manuscripts: Are not accepted.  If of folk-
loristic nature, permission of reprint must be enclosed.

11.  SASE (self-addressed-stamped envelope with sufficient postage 
+ 2 oz. for CWW material): Must accompany all manuscripts & 
correspondence.  Rule:  Manuscripts and correspondence submitted 
without SASE are destroyed at end of month submitted. A self-
addressed envelope without postage is not a SASE.  You may use 
E-mail, make sure to give return E-mail, for CWW to respond.

12.  Query:  Is preferred.  CWW does not publish self-
contained books.  CWW publishes anthologies according to 
set themes.  Theme list for 2014 is Spring and Fall.

13.  Copyright:  CWW Publications.  After publication, rights 
revert back to author for submission elsewhere.  CWW requests 
a credit line be given to CWW for having published the item 
first.  Content and graphics submitted must be copyright-free or a 
copyright-clearance statement must be included.

14.  Evaluation: By CWW staff or guest readers; folkloristic 
items are read by guest scholars of folklore.  CWW editors 
take the readers’ and scholars’ suggestions into consideration when 
further evaluating manuscripts.  All manuscripts must reflect the 
standards of CWW.  CWW offers suggestions how to 
improve rejected stories/poems.

15.  Reading Time: One month after deadline of theme.  First notice 
might come one year after submitting to a specific theme.  It is the 
writer’s responsibility to notify CWW of any changes in the 
status of the manuscript or in change of writer’s address.

16.  Payment:  Writers/poets published by CWW receive 
20% discount on copies purchased of issue containing the writing; 
orders of 10 to 19 copies, writers receive a 30% discount; on orders 
of 20 or more copies, writers/schools/libraries receive 40% off.  
Note:  A poet/writer does not have to order a copy to get published; 
however, a poet/writer should not use the services of CWW to 
claim “acceptance” only. There are neither tear sheets nor free 
copies.  Accepted material is not returned.  Byline: name of writer/ 
poet, age (if child/senior), city and state.  

17.  Contract:  No contract.  A statement of publishing intent
is forwarded with acceptance notification and guidelines, at which 
time a writer/poet may withdraw manuscript within a given time.

18.  Publications per Annum: 2-3 anthologies, written by all 
ages; 2 anthologies written by children (must be written by children, 
up to 19 years of age, not by well-meaning adults); 2 theEclectics
by adults (20 and over) only.

19.  Market/Readership: Family, schools, libraries, universi-
ties, editors, physicians, political and religious leaders, shut-
ins.  CWW publications are evaluated at trade fairs and trade 
conferences and are presented at book fairs; some are used in reading 

20.  Editors/Advisors: Editor-in-Chief/Publisher:Brigitta 
Geltrich; Visiting Editor:Bert Hower; Advisor: D.G. Spencer Ludgate; 
Web-site advisors: D. G. Spencer Ludgate and K. Peter Geldreich; 
Nature Artist:  By assignment; 
Wood Sculpture Artist: Henning Kristensen.

21.  Editorial Office: P.O. Box 223226, Carmel, CA, USA 93922; 
FAX 831-655-8627 (this is not a telephone).

22.  Cost of Issues: Single:US$12-15. Special:US$15-$20; Back Issues:  US$7 with SASE of 3 oz. 
Credit-card orders are not accepted at this time.  Libraries and 
schools receive a 10% discount.  Back-order status is set by CWW.  
Most issues do not make it to back-order status.

23.  Reading Fees: Are reasonable and available.  Write to 
CWW for information and fee, include SASE.

24.  Check:  Make check payable to: Brigitta Ludgate.  Thank 
you! (Sorry, we must charge a $25 fine on returned checks.)

CWW Manuscript Submittal Form / 2016

Name of Author:______________________________________________________

Indicate whether ADULT:______________,  Or CHILD_____________________

     If child: Give age_______ or Grade Attending at School :________

Full Home Address of Author:_________________________________________


If child, Name of Teacher/Sponsor:___________________________________

If child, Name of School:____________________________________________

If child, Full address of School:____________________________________

Name of Local Library:_______________________________________________

Full address of Local Library:_______________________________________

Name of Local Newspaper:_____________________________________________

Address of Local Newspaper:__________________________________________

Name of CWW Project (if known) to which manuscript is submitted:_____

If child, Verification of authenticity (by responsible adult):_______

Statement of Senior Citizen Status:__________________________________

Statement of Disability (handicapped), Shut-In:______________________

To qualify, SASE (self-addressed-stamped envelope) must be enclosed:_

Thank you for submitting your manuscripts to Creative With Words Publications (CWW). Manuscripts will be placed in appropriate theme file and processed after deadline of theme. You will be notified one way or the other within two to four weeks after deadline.

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