1764: A Literary Journal

Opens: May 1

Deadline: July 31


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1764: A Literary Journal

St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Chouteau and Laclede. To celebrate their adventurous spirit and excellent forethought, the members of St. Louis Writers Guild voted to name the new literary journal in their honor. 1764: A Literary Journal looks to explore the world around us through words. For the first issue, SLWG is seeking to showcase excellent writing from members, as well as writers from across the United States.


All writers over age 18 as of May 1 of the current year are eligible to submit. Entries will be chosen by Selection Committee. To submit, please have a completed, unpublished work in standard manuscript format. Submissions to 1764: A Literary Journal are open from May 1 to July 31 of the current year. You may submit as many works as you wish, but no more than one piece from each author will be selected. There is no fee to enter, but all submissions must be submitted via email in a Word.doc or Word.docx file.



St. Louis Writers Guild is paying a modest rate for the accepted submissions.


$5 + Free ebook for Poetry

$5 + Free ebook for Flash Fiction

$10 + Free print copy for Essays

$30 + Free print copy for Short Stories

$30 + Free print copy for Illustrations


Payment will be made when journal is published
click on the pdf icon for 1764 guidelines

Guidelines for Each Type of Entry


Poetry – Any Format, One Page Only

Flash Fiction – 500-1000 words

Essays – up to 2500 words, Nonfiction

Explore the World Around Us All – Writing-related Topics, Excellent Tales of Comedy, Drama, or Significant Life Events.

Short Stories – up to 7500 words, Fiction

Any genre. Stories are for a General Public Adult Audience.

Illustrations – Original Artwork

Must be in portrait ratio, only pdf, jpg, or .png files, 300 dpi or higher, are accepted.


(No overly violent, hurtful, harassing, demeaning, erotic, or political themes please.)


How to Submit to 1764: A Literary Journal

Opens: May 1st of the current year

Deadline: Email by 10pm CDT on July 31 of the current year

Email submissions to 1764 (@) stlwritersguild (dot) org

Please have each entry in a separate .doc or .docx file. You may attach more than one file to an email.

Every entry MUST contain: Title, Name(s) of All Contributing Authors, Genre, Word Count, Contact Email. (Only title and author names will be published)

Every email MUST contain: Title and Author Name(s) for each piece submitted, the Genre, Word Count, and one paragraph about the piece, or why you wrote it.

By submitting, you agree to the above rules for this literary journal. A short contract will be sent to each accepted author.