gatsby cover June 2015 In April 2015, Silver Birch Press will release The Great Gatsby Anthology, a collection of poetry and prose to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the novel’s 1925 publication. We issued our first call for submissions on March 15, 2014, and during the past four months we’ve received an outpouring of submissions from authors around the world — with contributors ranging from up-and-coming writers to those whose work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Paris Review.

The Great Gatsby Anthology is coming together — and we’ve decided to feature illustrations by renowned Art Deco artist Erté on the cover and inside the book. Our new cover appears above.

The deadline of September 1, 2014 is just six weeks away! If you’d like to submit, the guidelines are included below.

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)

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

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: Each participant will receive a copy of The Great Gatsby Anthology.