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Guidelines for the Winter 2025 Issue

Artist/Author Qualifications:

  • Contributors must either live or work in Lexington; and be at least 60 years of age.

Submission Categories:

Written Work Categories Must be for an adult (not children’s) audience and submitted in WORD or text format.

    • Prose: up to 1950 words; can be fiction, non-fiction, a short essay, commentary, an interview, a review or play excerpt. One submission per person.
    • Poetry: up to 3 poems will be considered as one submission.

Artistic Work Categories Submit high-quality photographs in high-resolution jpeg format, with the long edge approximately 2400 pixels.

    • Front cover art: vertical to fit on 8.5” x 11” page and accommodate logo in upper left corner. Open the cover art flyer.
    • Back cover art: will be reduced to 3” wide with logo above and text below.
    • Artistic Work: up to 4 pieces of visual art including illustrations, paintings, photographs, crafts, etc. Visual “essays” of up to 4 related pieces with optional text are especially encouraged.
    • Black & White work: submit samples for use on prose pages.

To Apply for Consideration:

Deadline for Submission: Friday, September 6, 2024.
Publication Date: Winter 2025
For further information, send inquiries to LifeTimes@friendsofthecoa.org