Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Members of the Guild who feel they have the skills and time to assist with the completion of Book six, are now invited to contact any of the Board directors. (emails are located in the ‘Contact Us’ link of the home page.) Skills include proofreading, formatting, general knowledge of using Word. You’ll need the time to: 1. meet with fellow volunteers to set and publish a new schedule for completion of the project, 2. plan for and communicate with the writers who have previously submitted for this publication, 3. proofread and format the pieces submitted, and 4. work with the Board to produce a consistent product for our readers.

Saturday, November 5, 2022
To the Hamilton Mountain Writers’ Guild members who submitted a piece for Anthology six,
The HMWG would like to recognize the effort you have put forth in preparing a piece(s) of work for Anthology six. Embedded within your literary work are the skills shared in the writing team workshops and peer-review activity. There is great anticipation in waiting to see one’s work published.
On your behalf, an immeasurable amount of volunteer time has gone into the project since its conception in March of 2022. All of the Book six proofreaders, HMWG Board members and Book six committee should be recognized for their commitment.
We regret to inform you, the current Book six committee indicated they can no longer complete the Anthology.
To acknowledge the work and intentions of the 20+ writers that submitted a piece(s) within the expectations of Anthology six, HMWG will immediately seek a new compilation of members to complete the project. With new hope and a new project committee, there is an expectation that you will see your work published in 2023.
Neil Chopp

Book Six Basics
● Cover Page: With your name, title, word count, and genre
● Font: Size 12 / Times New Roman / Double spaced
● Numbers: Spell out zero to nine. For numbers over 10, use the numerical form (11 sailors skipping). Eleven sailors skipping (spell out numbers at the beginning of any sentence)
● Spelling: Canadian English
● Punctuation:
Ellipsis [ . . . ] Add a period with no space at the end of a sentence. Note spaces between the periods.
Em dash [—] rather than parentheses or cut-off dialogue. No spaces before or after.
No spaces in em-dashes: I couldn’t believe it—despite everything that had already
happened—he was refusing to budge.
En dash [–] used to join inclusive numbers or dates [i.e.: pages 9–13 or 1913–95] Hyphen [-] is shorter than en dash. Indicates a compound word or slow, deliberate enunciation
Italics: inner thoughts, unusual words, or for emphasis
Parentheses: used to enclose additional information to explain (as an aside)
Quotation marks: around dialogue, punctuation inside quotations: “Please use curly
quotation marks.”
● Dingus: Use *** to break up portions of the story
● First Line Indent: Do not use a tab or spaces to create a first line indent. If unfamiliar
with how to set up paragraph indents, use the provided template.
● Alignment: Use a fully justified paragraph setting.
When sending in your submission, we will request that you send it both as a PDF and a Word
document. We will be looking to see in the PDF how you envision the formatting, for instance:
use of italics

Book Six Category of Submission