Calls for Submissions

Call for storytellers for COTS literacy event
Event date: January 17 and 27

The Burlington Writers Workshop will be presenting 2 evenings of storytelling for the Committee on Temporary Shelter at their Main Street and Firehouse shelters, January 17 and 27 respectively. The program will help COTS literacy committee meet its goal of 5,000 minutes of reading for the shelters this year.

The program will include multiple stories that deal with topics of interest for adults or kids told in 2 spaces so adults and older children may be listening in the living room while fairy tales are going on in the playroom. Multiple short stories will be best for kids with short attention spans.

We have been asked to avoid stories that have topics of trauma such as abuse, sex trafficking, violence, etc.

We’re looking for 5 to 7 BWW members to participate in this event as storytellers or readers. Stories can be—but don’t have to be—original work. And they can be told without notes or read. All approaches are welcome.

If you are interested in reading or telling 1 or more stories at 1 or both of these events, please contact Deena Frankel at by January 3. Please include information about what you would like to tell (brief description, best audience, length, read or recited).

Call for artwork for The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2017

This year marks the BWW’s 5th anniversary of our The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop anthology—a book that is edited by, and features the work of, writers within our community.

For this anniversary year, we’re inviting all Vermont artists to submit work for consideration for book cover designs as well as potential inside artwork.

Send submissions to We’ll be accepting submissions through Monday, January 9, 2017.


Artists have 2 options for submitting a cover design:

Option 1:  Submit photographs or photos of flat artwork or sculpture to be incorporated into a layout by our designer. All photographs must be color and at least 300 dpi. Submissions may be high-resolution PDFs, .jpg, .tiff, or .png. Photos of artwork must be professionally photographed with high quality lighting.

Option 2: Submit a layout or conceptual for the cover based on the layout guide below.

Proposed cover designs should employ color.

Text and logo to incorporate into layout

Front cover:
The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2017
Edited by [four names]

The Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2017


Back cover:
[list of author names] [possibly a quotation with attribution]

Layout specs:






Additional: The BWW is also seeking black and white photographs to include within the pages of the book, space permitting. Artists are welcome to submit black- and-white photographs of at least 300 dpi.