We (Tracy Million Simmons and Cheryl Unruh) are incredibly
excited to announce a new Kansas literary journal featuring true stories set in
105: Meadowlark Reader will be a
print journal (paper and ink!) and will publish stories about Kansas written by people who have lived within the bounds of this crinkle-cornered, mostly-rectangular state.
Yes! A journal of Kansas stories! By Kansas writers!
Why 105? Our goal is to share stories from writers who live
or have lived in each of the 105 counties of Kansas.
And we plan to showcase the diversity of Kansas writers in
Whether you live in a city, a small town, or on two acres of
timber along the Verdigris River, if you write true stories about your days and
nights under this big Kansas sky, we want to read them.
The theme for our inaugural issue is: beginnings (whatever
"beginnings" means to you).
Our submission period is: November 1-December 31, 2020. Our
first issue will be out in April or May.
Another exciting thing? 105 Journal will have a directory of
resources for Kansas writers: bookstores, writing groups, publishers. These
listings will be free.
In addition, advertising will be available for those wishing
to promote their writer-related businesses.
For more information, visit our website: 105MeadowlarkReader.com
So there ya go, Kansas writers! Reach under your bed and dig
out those personal Kansas essays you’ve already written. Or write something
new. We look forward to hearing from you.
Cheryl & Tracy