Call for Personal Essays Set in Western Pennsylvania

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PA Writing Project

This edited collection seeks 3,5000-word narratives and non-fiction essays rooted in Western Pennsylvania for a book that is under contract. A strong sense of place is required to be considered for possible publication. We seek essays from Pennsylvania residents and/or those who have a connection to specific locales in Pennsylvania.

Stories set in the followings locales will be considered:

Allegheny County
Armstrong County
Bedford County
Blair County
Cambria County
Fayette County
Huntingdon County
Indiana County
Somerset County
Washington County
Westmoreland County
Also a part of Western PA are the counties of Beaver, Butler, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Greene, Jefferson, Lawrence , McKean, Mercer, Venango and Warren.

Interested writers should send an email to expressing interest by February 25. 500-word excerpts will be due by March 15. Final manuscripts will be due in May.