If you missed the first anthology, then get busy on your stories NOW for the second one ~ only open to NCPA members. If you aren't a member

and would like to submit to this anthology, 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 option to purchase more at cost.  

YES, even if you have a story in Birds of a Feather, you may also have a story in MORE Birds of a Feather

Change in number of words :

*Minimum 500  

*Maximum 3000

Entry (soft) deadline 30 September 2019 with launch date 1 December 2019, joining NCPA's 3rd 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.                                                                                         

                                                                              RSVP to NCPAAnthology2019@gmail.com

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


pdf DOCUMENTS BELOW now UPDATED for the 2nd Animal Anthology, More Birds of a Feather ~

SCROLL DOWN for a quick version of all updated info on 2nd Anthology submissions.

Agreement 2nd Anthology 2019 MORE birds.pdf


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.    Animal Story (500 to 3000 words)               

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   NCPAAnthology2019@gmail.com 

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

    Soft Deadline:  September 30 2019

                                                                         Submit to: NCPAAnthology2019@gmail.com


    GUIDELINES for ~ 2nd ~ 2019 Anthology, MORE Birds of a Feather

    NCPA is currently accepting submissions for their second Animal Anthology. If you are interested in submitting an original story for publication with other NCPA authors, read the guidelines below. SUBMISSION soft DEADLINE 30 Semptember 2019 for publication launch 1 DECEMBER 2019


    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 Animal Stories. Any suitable story about an animal will be accepted; however, stories that portray the abuse of an animal will not be.
    • 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 norcalpa.org ($40)


    ·   Word length: 500 to 3000 words, 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  NCPAAnthology2019@gmail.com

    · Manuscript format:

       o  Garamond font                                                                                                  o   12pt.                                                                                                          o   Single spaced.

       o   Submit by Word Doc attachment ~ NO PDF

    Submit the following required documents as attachments with your story to NCPAAnthology2019@gmail.com

    1.   Signed Application
    2.   Signed Anthology Publication Agreement. 

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

    4.   Animal Story (500 – 3000 words)               

    5.   150-word max Author Biography (includes Book Titles.  All titles in italics)           

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

      Submission Open NOW (14 July 2019.)

      Soft Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2019




      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: ___________________

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