Fault Zone


Fault Zone: Strike Slip Coming in December
Editor Laurel Anne Hill is busy putting the finishing touches on the next edition of our branch anthology, Fault Zone: Strike Slip. The proofreaders will receive the manuscript in early October and the anthology is on schedule for release at our holiday party in early December.
Fault Zone: Strike Slip contains a strong and diverse collection of stories and poems. Please put the book on your list of holiday gifts to give. Don’t forget to give a copy to yourself, even if your work is not in the anthology. Fault Zone: Strike Slip includes multiple approaches to storytelling and plenty of originality. 



— Submission Period Closed —

—- Book publication December, 2019 —



Upcoming Anthology of the California Writers Club
San Francisco Peninsula Branch

A collection of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poems


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As always, we will look for strong stories with an arc and character change between beginning and end. Our standards are high. Almost all submissions require additional work.

The anthology will be promoted at the San Mateo County Fair, other local venues, and on the CWC San Francisco Peninsula Branch website.




Guidelines for MEMBERS of CWC San Francisco Peninsula Branch

Anthology Title — Fault Zone: Strike Slip.

Where to Submit Entries:

  • Submit all entries through Submittable (active September 1).
  • Please send with NO author name on the manuscript, not even in a header or footer. Your name will be registered by Submittable.
  • Please DO NOT combine multiple entries into a single submission. Submit each piece of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry separately.

Submission Categories and Length:

  • Fiction: Up to 3,000 words per entry. No more than two fiction entries per member.
  • Creative Nonfiction (Nonfiction written in story format): Up to 3,000 words per entry. No more than two narrative nonfiction entries per member.
  • Poetry: Up to four poems and a total of 100 lines

How many pieces may each member submit?

  • Each member may submit up to four entries total.
  • No more than two entries total per member will be published in any one FZ issue.

Entry Fee: None. However, make sure you’ve paid your annual 2018-2019 CWC San Francisco Peninsula Branch dues.

Manuscript Format:

  • Word (doc, docx file). If you use Word 2016, please send file in rich text format (rtf). No PDF files!
  • 12 point type (Times Roman/Times New Roman)
  • Double spaced
  • 1” Margins
  • Indent first line in each paragraph.
  • One letter space between sentences in each paragraph
  • Pages numbered
  • List title of piece and category on first page.
  • No author name on the manuscript, not even in a header or footer. Your name will be registered by Submittable.

Submission-to-Promotion Schedule:

  • Program at August 2018 meeting to present tips for making your piece the best it can be.
  • Submit pieces 9/1/18 through 12/31/18.
  • Acceptances (“as is” or “provisional”) by email in February 2019 (Note: Most manuscripts usually need at least one revision.)
  • Rejections sent by email in March 2019.
  • Initial rewrites for provisional manuscripts due back no later than 4/30/19.
  • Any additional revisions requested after the initial rewrite must be returned to the requesting editor no later than 7/30/19.
  • Editor sends final manuscripts to Sand Hill Review Press by early September 2019.
  • Fault Zone will launch at the 2019 holiday party.
  • Active promotion of Fault Zone between December 2019 and September 2020.

To Purchase Past Editions of Fault Zone- click here