Editor’s note: the following is a call for submissions for a new anthology from our partners at Belt Publishing.

We are looking for work to include in The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook, an anthology by Belt Publishing. The book will be part of Belt’s Neighborhood Guidebook Series.

We are seeking essays and poetry about specific Pittsburgh neighborhoods. We’re interested in the contrasts that exist between and within neighborhoods and how they play out in personal narratives. We want to hear from lifetime residents, transplants and transients.

Pittsburgh is made up of over 90 different neighborhoods, and while we don’t have room for all of them, we are looking for work that represents a broad spectrum of voices, and as many different neighborhoods and outlying suburbs as possible.

We want essays about old Lawrenceville, and poems about Larimer before Google. Send us nonfiction set in the Mon Valley, Wilkinsburg, and East Pittsburgh. Work about any and all  neighborhoods will be considered. We especially want to hear from underserved and underrepresented populations. We hope to create a book that reflects the city.

We’re open to any interpretation of the above guidelines as long as your work is about a neighborhood in the greater Pittsburgh area. Submit up to three poems or 2,000 to 4,000 words of prose.

Previously published pieces are acceptable, but the author must include the original publication information with the submission, and have the rights to the piece. Accepted submissions will likely be edited in coordination with the author. Authors will be compensated.

Submissions are due by December 15, 2019.

To submit an entry, please email bengwin4@gmail.com.

Cover image: public domain.