Fine poetry, essays and short stories (3,000 words or less) are sought for the eighth annual “Goose River Anthology.”

Authors will earn a 10 percent cash royalty on all sales they generate. There is no purchase required and nothing is required of the author for publication. The publisher will retain one-time publishing rights only. Deadline for submissions is March 31 (postmark). Publication will be in the fall.

Copy should be cleanly typed, with the author’s name and address at top right of each page and, if possible, also submitted as a Word file on disc. Poems should be submitted one per page, and essays and short stories should be double spaced. Submissions also should include a reading fee of $1 per page; and a self-addressed stamped envelope for notification and possible return.

Work should be sent to Goose River Anthology 2010, 3400 Friendship Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572-6337. For more information, call 832-6665; send e-mail to; or visit

Authors with a full-length manuscript they would like considered for publication by Goose River Press should request guidelines for submission.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to