We Want YOU…to submit to our literary magazine, of course!

We have a few opportunities for people ages 6+ to share their creativity.  We are hard at work preparing our second Youth Issue but accept submissions on a rolling basis for future issues. 

Currently, we are looking for content from ages 13+ for our regular issue:   

Submission Guidelines:

1,000 words or less, any genre:  poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, song lyrics, plays, essays, short stories, flash fiction, etc…
FALL-themed submissions, particularly ones that deal with the beauty of nature and the metaphor of loss. 

A great poet once said fall is “a beautiful death.”                        

Deadline:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

                                                    Osterhout Free Library
                                              Attn:  Word Fountain Editors
                                                     71 S. Franklin Street
                                                    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
                                                      570-823-0156 phone
                                                        570-823-2475 fax

For our next youth issue:
Have your art on the cover of our next Word Fountain issue!
Contest and submission open to children ages 6-12

Design must be no larger than 8 x 10 inches

Images copy better if drawn with bold lines, black ink on white paper

Works must be ORIGINAL, created by you!

The winning piece will be featured as the cover of our next Youth Issue

We are also looking for content—writing and line art drawings for the next issue.

1,000 words or less, any genre.  Drawing guidelines same as above.  Please note:  Submission DOES NOT guarantee publication, but all entries are carefully considered.

Your work will ONLY be returned if you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

With your submission, please include slip with complete information below:



Name:                                                 Age:                 Home Phone:


Email (optional):                                               
Guardian’s Signature: ________________________________________________________________

By signing, you are agreeing to allow us to post your work in print or online.

Please return this signed slip with your submission to the address listed above.

Thanks for your support!  We still have plenty of copies of our Flood Issue; these can be obtained from the Osterhout Free Library and its branches.  Please contact us using the information above.  We ask for a minimum of $5 per copy.  These funds, via the Luzerne Foundation, will benefit local flood victims.


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