gatsby cover June 2015

We have received an unprecedented response to our March 15th call for submissions for the upcoming Silver Birch Press Great Gatsby Anthology — and even though the deadline is nearly six months away, we’re already receiving entries.  In case you missed the post, we’re repeating it again today with a few clarifications (see below).

April 10, 2015 will mark the 90th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — a book that many people believe is the best novel of all time. (I agree!) To celebrate the occasion, we are planning ahead — and getting started with our latest anthology: The Silver Birch Press Great Gatsby Anthology, a collection of poetry, prose, art, collage, photography, and other work that celebrates this remarkable novel.

WHAT: Poetry, prose, paintings, drawings, photographs, and other work inspired by The Great Gatsby.


  • Poems (up to three — either original work or found/erasure poetry based on The Great Gatsby)
  • Short stories (up to 2,000 words)
  • Essays (up to 1,500 words)
  • Creative nonfiction (up to 2,000 words)
  • Short plays or screenplays (approximately 5 typed pages)
  • Other literary forms (up to 2,000 words)

Note: 1 entry allowed in each prose category.

TYPES OF VISUAL MATERIAL (send jpg files of approximately 1MB):

  • Photographs
  • Collage
  • Paintings
  • Drawings

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 1, 2014

RELEASE DATE:  April 2015

HOW TO SUBMIT: Please email written entries as MSWord attachments and  visual entries as a jpg attachments to along with your name, mailing address, email address, and one-paragraph bio. We also prefer entries that include a note that describes the creative process related to preparing the submission (why you created what you created, the choices you made, etc.).

PAYMENT: All participants will receive a copy of the Silver Birch Press Great Gatsby Anthology.