Submissions for NCPA's Beautiful Americas, and ALL Holidays 2021 Anthologies are now open to NCPA members.

If you aren't a member and would like to submit to anthologies in 2021 and beyond, you're welcome to join NCPA. Membership is $40/year. No other charge to enter a story. If your story is included, you receive one free book plus you also have the option to purchase more at cost, then sell at a profit.

YES, even if you have a story in Birds of a Feather &/or More Birds of a Feather,

or the 2020 Volumes 1 &/or 2 of DESTINATION : The world  Anthologies, or ALL Holidays 2020, you are welcome to submit.

ALL Holidays 2021 Word count :

STORY: *Minimum 500 * Maximum 3500 words 

POETRY  in Holidays, ONLY: * up to 1000 words total, including titles, as many poems as you want. OK to mix Holiday Poems

Launch date projected for 5 December 2021, joining NCPA's 4th Holiday Luncheon at Black Angus on Greenback @ Sunrise Blvd ~ No purchase necessary OR you may order whatever you want off the menu and pay then.  We need an RSVP only so the restaurant will have ample space for us.  OK to BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY.          


Beautiful Americas Word count :

STORY: * Minimum 500 *Maximum 3000 words 

Launch date projected for 29 August 2021, joining NCPA's

                                                                              RSVP to

If you have a story or poem. questions, comments, suggestions, complaints, or anything else, please send to Norma Thornton at:

~ APPLICATION & AGREEMENT in WORD DOC BELOW are now UPDATED for 2021 ALL Holidays 2021 Anthology ~

SCROLL DOWN to the very bottom for an outdated pdf version of info on the closed NCPA Travel Anthology submissions.

OK to use the outdated pdf Travel Anthology forms for the ALL Holidays 2021 Anthology, but:. 

Corrected versions in the easier, instant, word doc, below:

SCROLL DOWN for an easy word-doc version of all updated info on ALL Holidays 2021 Anthology submissions.

 Application * Guidelines * Agreement *  Below: 


MANDATORY Information to process your application:

Name: _________________________________________________

Pen Name (if any): _______________________________________

Email Address: __________________________________________

Phone Number: __________________________________________

Story Title: _____________________________________________

Attach the following

1.  Application  

2.   Signed Anthology Publication Agreement.          

3.   STORY (500 to 3500 words)  POETRY:(up to 1000 words total including titles.  OK to mix Holiday Poems)            

4.   150-word max Author Biography, INCLUDES book titles      


5.   Author Photo only, no text ~ Photo in JPG/JPEG ONLY … if not sent in JPG/JPEG we can't use it.  If you don't know how to change it,              contact Norma 

    (if anything requested is missing, we will be unable to evaluate your application):

    Soft Deadlines: 1 May 2021

                                                                         Submit to:



    NCPA is currently accepting submissions for their second annual ALL Holiday 2021 Anthology. If you are interested in submitting an original story for publication with other NCPA authors, read the guidelines below. SUBMISSION DEADLINE 1 May 2021 for publication launch 5 DECEMBER 2021.


    All entries must be author's own original work.

    If story is printed elsewhere, Author must have all copyrights.  To be entered in this Anthology, please submit a signed waiver to that effect.

    Submissions must be written in English, submitted by Word Doc attachments, not pdf.

    • Theme of this publication is ANY & ALL HOLIDAYS. Any genre, any type, anywhere, any planet, on land, on the sea, in the air, and everywhere!

    • Multiple submissions are not permitted. If you received a rejection before the deadline, you may submit a new work

    • Must be an NCPA member in good standing. To join, please sign up at ($40)


    ·   Word length STORY: 500 to 3500 words, for POETRY: 1000 word MAX including titles *  in Word Doc only, NOT PDF

    ·   Complete application and include with your submission.

    ·   Read and sign contract for publication.

    ·   Include signed contract with your submission.

    ·   150 word maximum, biography of yourself (BOOK TITLES are included in those 150 words.  Please type all titles in italics)

         o   Biography Includes :                                                                                                                                                                                                                 §  City you live in                                                                                                                                                                                                                       §  Previous works written or published  (Italicized, please.)                                                                                                                                                                §  Your website address                                                                                                                                                                                                             §  Email address if you want 

    · JPG/JPEG author photograph, sent separately, with no text ~ ONLY JPG/JPEG pictures accepted.  If you don't know how to do a JPG/JPEG,

                                                            contact Norma

    · Manuscript format:

         o  Ariel font                                                                                                 o 11pt. \                                                                                                   o   Single single spaced.

         o   Submit by Word Doc attachment ~ NO PDF

    Submit the following required documents as attachments with your story to

    1.   Signed Application
    2.   Signed Anthology Publication Agreement. 

    3.  Signed waiver of copyrights, if applicable. (If story is printed elsewhere.  See above.)               

    4.   STORY (500 to 3500 words)               

    5.   POEMS (As many as you want for a maximum of 1000 words, titles included.  OK to mix Holidays with poems.)            

    6.   150-word max Author Biography (includes Book Titles.  All titles in italics)           

    7.    Author Photo, JPG/JPEG ONLY, by separate attachment … no text, please 

      Submission Open NOW Effective Immediately

      FIRM Deadline for submissions: October 20, 2020


      AGREEMENT FOR THE 2nd Annual ALL Holidays 2021 ANTHOLOGY  2021


      Author acknowledges the following:

      • §  Author represents that the Work is a product of his or her own hand and owns all rights to the Work submitted.               

      • §  For Works submitted to the anthology project, Author grants a license to Publisher to publish, print, sell, distribute, publicize, and market his or her Work, alongside other author’s writings in the Book.               

      • §  The author will not receive any financial compensation for his/her submission, regardless of book sales by NCPA.             

      • §  If author’s submission is published in the anthology, he/she will receive one free paperback copy of the final book.

      • §  Author is entitled to purchase additional paperback copies at cost (price as determined by NCPA) for resale or his/her own use.

      • §  Submission of a story does not guarantee acceptance and/or publication by NCPA.

      • §  If Author’s story is accepted for publication, Author grants to NCPA one-time publication rights in English in both print and digital formats. All other rights, including re-publication, are retained by author.

      • §  Author is entitled to a final review of his/her edited story with authority to either allow publication or remove it from the anthology.

      • §  NCPA does not have licenses or business standing to publish or sell books. It has authorized Samati Press to use the NCPA name and logo in association with an independently published anthology of NCPA member’s work in book form.

      • §  Samati Press is an independent publisher with an address of P.O. Box 214673 Sacramento, CA 95821, referred to as “Publisher” in this Agreement

      • §  This license shall include publishing rights worldwide in printed or electronic form, including eBooks, for a period of ten years to June 1, 2029.

      • §  Good Faith Negotiation: The parties shall attempt in good faith to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement by negotiation.

      • §  Mediation: If private negotiation fails, the parties agree that any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be submitted first to a mediator to be agreed on by both parties. If the parties cannot agree on a mediator, each party shall select one name from a list of mediators maintained by any bona fide dispute resolution provider; the two selected shall then choose a third person who will serve as mediator. The parties agree that any mediated settlement may be converted into an arbitration award or judgment (or both) and enforced according to the governing rules of civil procedure.

      • §  Arbitration: If the matter is not resolved through mediation, then it shall be submitted to an arbitrator agreed upon by both parties for final and binding arbitration. If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, the person who served as the mediator shall select the arbitrator from a list maintained by any bona fide dispute resolution provider. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, binding, and may be converted to a judgment by a court of competent jurisdiction upon application by either party.

      • §  Costs: The parties agree to share any mediator and arbitrator’s fees equally.

      Author Legal Name: _______________________________

      Author Pen Name (if different): _______________________________

      Signature: ________________________________________________

      Date: ___________________

      If you prefer pdf files here they are ... but haven't been updated for the 2nd Annual ALL Holidays 2021Anthology

      Agreement  for the Travel Anthology 2021

      Application for the Travel Anthology 2021 

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