Calling all Members  

It is time for the recognition of the talent in our collective writing group. 

In 2019, your words will be celebrated in a new OOTA anthology exploring the theme of ‘Place’, to be edited and produced by the OOTA Committee.

Dust off your stories, winkle out those poems, find inspiration in new perspectives and ideas about place.

And submit!

 2019 OOTA Anthology Guidelines

 ·         Submission deadline: 31 March 2019.

·         THEME: Place

·         Only financial members of OOTA are eligible to submit.

  • Work previously published elsewhere can be submitted.  Full details of previous publication must be included.

  • Poetry and short fiction (short stories, flash fiction) may be submitted.

  • Each member may submit up to THREE entries in total. These could be all poetry, all fiction or a mixture.

  • The maximum length for each poem is 50 lines.

  • The maximum length for each short story is 1,500 words; for flash fiction, 500 words.

  • Two hard copies of each entry should be provided.

  • Times New Roman 12 pt font should be used for entries. Short fiction/flash fiction entries should be double-spaced.

  • Please include your name on all work submitted.

  • Please attach a completed entry form with your submission(s).

  • No work will be returned, so please retain a copy.  

  • Send your submission to:

Veronica Lake

2019 OOTA Anthology

Out of the Asylum Writers’ Group

PO Box 142

Fremantle WA 6959


Previous Anthologies

November Light, OOTA's first anthology of members' work, was published in 1999. Tidelines was published the following year and  Friday's Page was published in 2002. The Weighing of the Heart was published by Sunline Press, but was collated and edited by OOTA. Jukebox was published in 2013.

In 2007 a new journal for West Australian writers, Indigo was published by OOTA with Donna Ward as managing editor. By the third edition, Tactile Books had taken on responsibility for the journal, with the support of OOTA members.