Suggest an addition to the map
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our submission page. Whether you are an author on the map making revisions, an author wanting to be on the Map of Kansas Literature, or a nominator of a Kansas writer, please keep the following in mind:
- We need the basics: Photograph of author, books by author, book covers or links, writing sample that represents the writer's work, and any links to web pages of importance.
- Beyond the basics, we are interested in anything that will help page visitors make connections. For example, if you (or the author you are nominating) write poetry, go ahead and list what kind and subject: formal, prairie, beat, free verse, feminist, LBGTQ, etc. If you have been influenced by a particular teacher, other poet, or experience of Kansas, let us know. If you went through a writing program, especially in Kansas, list other writers who were/are part of that program. If you are part of a writers group, name others in the group. If you have read your work in Kansas venues, let us know where. If you have published in periodicals, especially those in Kansas (Cottonwood, Mikrokosmos, I-70 Review, Coal City Review, etc.), please list them. In other words, too much information is always better than not enough.
Finally, don't hesitate to suggest that we track anything we don't seem to be following, as our goal is to be as comprehensive and helpful to viewers of our map and map pages as possible.