Thursday, February 11, 2021

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Brrrr! It's cold outside, and we are hard at work generating our own special brand of sunshine to share with our fellow Kansans in the pages of 105: Meadowlark Reader. We have more than 30 authors representing a wide range of Kansas faces and places set for our inaugural issue of 105: Meadowlark Reader. We can't wait to share. Take a moment to subscribe at our special, introductory rate. 

Many Thanks,           

Tracy & Cheryl         



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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Update: 105 Meadowlark Reader

 Our first deadline for submissions came and went, and Kansas writers came through for us. We were quite pleased by the number of entries received for our inaugural issue and we are busy reading and re-reading stories, working to put together the very first issue of 105 Meadowlark Reader

What can you do while you anxiously await the first issue?

  • Subscribe! We are offering special, introductory pricing right now. You may purchase just the first issue, or save even more by purchasing issues #1 & #2 together. The price will go up, so don't delay. Subscribe today!

  • If you are more than a reader, if you provide services to writers or have a business those in the literary community might need to know about, please enter your details in our free directory. Each issue of 105 Meadowlark Reader will include lists of resources for authors. What are we looking for? Editors and book doctors, artists and photographers who have an interest in working with authors, small presses and printers, bookstores and boutique shops that have a designated space for local writers in their stores, workshop leaders and writing clubs and organizations, publications of all shapes and sizes. We will provide paid advertising options, as well, but we won't contact you about that unless you express interest. It's safe. It's easy. We'd love to have you in our directory. Click here to enter your details now.  


For those who entered essays and stories for our first call for submissions, we will be reaching out no later than March 1 to let you know where you are in the process. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey. Tell your friends about 105 Meadowlark Reader. This is just the beginning!


Cheryl & Tracy

Monday, December 7, 2020

Countdown to Submission Deadline

It's December! You know what that means. You have a little over 3 weeks left to get your submission in to 105: Meadowlark Reader. Just think. YOU could be in the inaugural issue.  

Prompt: friendship

Tell us about the beginning of a friendship. Perhaps it is one that is lost but well remembered, or perhaps it is one that grows deeper year by year. We are looking for true stories. Theme for our first issue: Beginnings. Submit today

Monday, November 30, 2020

Pull us in; Make us feel something

Are you still trying to decide what to write for 105: Meadowlark Reader? Over the next few weeks, we will be posting prompts to help you brainstorm ideas. 

Prompt: quality time spent

Share a memory of time spent with a special person in your life. Write about an unforgettable event, or perhaps just the way you carry that person with you still today. 


You don't have to be a seasoned writer to submit to 105: Meadowlark Reader. We are looking forward to hearing your true Kansas stories. Spread the word. Share our website link; share our Facebook posts.


Submit. (deadline = December 31)

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Who's your momma?

 Are you still trying to decide what to write for 105: Meadowlark Reader? Over the next few weeks, we will be posting prompts to help you brainstorm ideas. 

Prompt: parents and grandparents

How did they meet? When did they come to Kansas and how did they arrive? What did they do when they got here?


Share away! Make sure your county is represented in 105: Meadowlark Reader. We are counting on you to submit and subscribe!


Submit.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Writing about Beginnings

Are you still trying to decide what to write for 105: Meadowlark Reader? Over the next few weeks, we will be posting prompts to help you brainstorm ideas. 

Prompt: quests and dreams

That quest you are on, that dream that you are living--where did it start? Write about the origins of something that you are proud of or something you continue to work to improve upon.

We are counting on you to help us get the word out. Share this post with your friends. Encourage your favorite storytellers to put pen to paper. 

Submit.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Do you write true Kansas stories? If so, we want to read them!

105:Meadowlark Reader is a brand new literary print journal featuring true Kansas stories written by Kansas residents (past or present). We’ve chosen the name 105 because we hope to eventually publish pieces from each of the 105 counties. We also want this journal to reflect the diversity of backgrounds within our state. 


We’re not looking for credentials here; you don’t have to have a college degree, you don’t have to have been published. 105 is simply in search of great writing, great storytelling by Kansans. We’ll select the true stories that move us, stories that we hope will move our readers as well.  


And so, we invite you to submit your personal essays about any aspect of your Kansas experience. Or your creative nonfiction pieces set in Kansas. We want narratives that make us feel something whether it be joy or grief or triumph.


Each submission should relate to the theme of our first issue: Beginnings. Submissions are accepted Nov. 1 - Dec. 31. View our Submission Guidelines


Each issue will also feature a directory of resources for Kansas writers, such as writing groups, book printers, publishers, editing services, etc. Inclusion in our directory is free. Advertising space is also available. 


Questions? Contact Cheryl Unruh


We look forward to reading your submissions!

Cheryl Unruh, editor

Tracy Million Simmons, publisher 

Monday, November 9, 2020

What are you writing for us?

Are you still trying to decide what to write for 105: Meadowlark Reader? Over the next few weeks, we will be posting prompts to help you brainstorm ideas. 

Prompt: a Kansas road trip

Write about a trip you took by yourself or with family or friends. What made that trip memorable? What did you see or do? How did that road trip change you?

Help us spread the word! Our goal is to reach every corner of Kansas with 105: Meadowlark Reader. We invite you to share this prompt on social media or link to us from your website.

Submit.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Welcome

Welcome


Excitement is building at Peter Pan Park in Emporia as we (Tracy Million Simmons & Cheryl Unruh) huddle in a proper, socially-distanced way on concrete picnic benches to sketch out plans for a captivating new journal. 


105: Meadowlark Reader 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. We plan to showcase the diversity of Kansas writers in this journal. 


We want to hear from writers in Elbing and Elkhart. Brewster? Yes. As well as Weir, White Cloud, and Waverly. Not to mention Piqua, Pratt, and Paradise. 


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.


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