Out Loud HSV Anthology

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 Another year, another beautiful book that celebrates the last year of Out Loud HSV participants. Submitted work for the 2019 anthology must have been read at either an open mic, slam, meet up, workshop, or other Out Loud HSV event from Dec 2018 onward. Submissions will open October 13 and run through November 24.

The release of the 2019 anthology is scheduled for January 2020. We hope to see you there to celebrate our fifth year of the Out Loud HSV Year In Review!

To purchase one of our previous anthologies, please visit our shop page!

Submission Guidelines:

  1. You are able to submit up to three poems or one piece of fiction/nonfiction that you have read at an Out Loud HSV event from December 2018 onward. At least one will be chosen for print.

  2. Submissions must be in one document, .doc or .docx file. No other formats will be accepted.

  3. Please give a title and a byline (the name of the piece and your name) to each piece in the document submitted EXACTLY as you wish them to appear in the text.

  4. Submissions must be sent to OutLoudHSV@Gmail.com with ‘Out Loud Anthology Submission’ in the email subject line.

  5. You MUST include a brief bio with your submission. Bios must be written in third person and must be no longer than 5 sentences. SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT BIOS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION.

  6. Submissions must be sent to OutLoudHSV@gmail.com no later than 11:59PM on November 24th. No late submissions will be accepted.

  7. Previously published pieces will be accepted, though you must properly credit the publication and the year.

By submitting your work in this manner the author & publisher agree as follows:

Author's Grant 

1. The Author grants permission to include his/her story/poems, hereafter referred to as the Work, in Out Loud HSV: A Year in Review, an anthology to be published by the Publisher, hereafter referred to as the Publication.

Rights Acquired

2. This use of the Work by the Publisher entails the assignment of rights for publication in the English language anywhere in the world. It is also understood and agreed that the Publisher may use this Work only in the above-mentioned Publication--both paperback and electronic editions--and re-printings of it, and that the Author shall retain all other rights to the Work not specified here.

The Author also grants the Publisher the right to use images of the Publication cover and featured Work as it appears within the Publication in any promotional material or journalistic use, both print and digital. The Publisher may publish or permit others to publish or broadcast without charge and without royalty such selections from the Work for publicity purposes as may promote the Work and Publication.

Author’s Copies 

3. For the rights granted above, there will be no compensation. The Author may purchase and pre-order the Publication through Out Loud HSV, or purchase a copy of the Publication online after the publication date.

Author's Warranties, Representations and Indemnities

4. The Author represents and warrants that he/she is the sole author of the Work, that the Work is original, and that no one has reserved the rights granted in this agreement. The Author also represents, to the best of his/her knowledge, that the Work contains no matter unlawful in its content, nor does it violate the rights of any third party; that the rights granted in this contract are free and clear; and that the Author has full power to grant such rights to the Publisher.

The Author further warrants that any and all Work submitted under this contract are not in the public domain and are not and have never been published in paper or any other format with any publishing company that may still own proprietary right to the Work.

The Author agrees to hold Publisher and/or its licensees harmless and indemnify it from all damages, costs, and expenses, including lawyer fees, directly resulting from a finally sustained judgment relating to any legal actions incurred by the Author arising from a breach of the above warranties.

Each of the parties shall give the other prompt written notice of any claims that the Work infringes on any rights of third parties or of any known infringement of the Work.

Competing Publication 

5. The Author acknowledges that he/she may publish this Work in any form prior to its publication and appearance in the above named Publication or any time after its appearance in the Publication depending on the rights stated in that contract.

Changes in Text or Title 

6. The Publisher will make no major alterations to the Work's text or title without the Author's written approval. The Publisher reserves the right to make minor copy editing changes and to cut portions of the Work due to length restrictions.


7. The Publisher agrees to state in the Publication that the Author owns sole copyright to any/all Work appearing in the Publication.


8. This agreement shall be deemed executed under the laws of the state of Alabama, United States of America. Alabama State Law shall be the applicable law of this agreement. Any actions brought to enforce the rights and obligations of this contract shall take place in Huntsville, Alabama.

Cancellation of Publication

9. The Publisher reserves the right to terminate this contract at its own discretion at any time without penalty by the Author. Upon termination of this contract by the Publisher, all rights pertaining to the Work revert to the Author and the Publisher may not print the Work without further consent of the Author.