‘Secret Rockford’ anthology seeks submissions through Dec. 21

Secret Rockford.
Secret Rockford.

Staff Report

What secrets does the Forest City hide? Secret Rockford is a new anthology written by and for Rockfordians, to be published by Black Oak Media, Inc., and released in 2014. The anthology will feature nonfiction articles, short stories, poetry, artwork and photography revealing the hidden side of life in the Forest City.

Go behind the headlines and explore the interesting people, places, and events that make the city unique. Secret Rockford will expose the unconventional, gritty and sometimes shocking truth.

Nonfiction articles about Rockford politics, business, environment and culture are sought for consideration, along with literary urban fiction (short stories set in Rockford), and Rockford-themed art, photography and poetry.

Submissions will be accepted through Dec. 21, with a reading period of Dec. 22-28. Final decisions will be announced Dec. 30, with publication and distribution Jan. 13, 2014.

For more about the project, guidelines and how to contribute, visit http://www.secretrockford.com or https://www.facebook.com/secretrockford.

From the Nov. 6-12, 2013, issue

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