Secret Rockford Anthology Accepting Submissions

Secret RockfordWhat 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. Our anthology will feature nonfiction articles, short stories, poetry, artwork, and photography revealing the hidden side of life in the Forest City.

Join us as we go behind the headlines and explore the interesting people, places, and events that make our city unique. Secret Rockford will expose the unconventional, gritty, and sometimes shocking truth.

What we are looking for: Nonfiction articles about Rockford politics, business, environment, and culture. Literary urban fiction (short stories set in Rockford). Rockford-themed art, photography, and poetry.

Submission Period: November 1 – December 21, 2013
Reading Period: December 22 – 28, 2013
Final Decisions Announced: December 30, 2013
Publication and Distribution: January 13, 2014

For more information about the project, guidelines, and how to contribute, please visit or


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