The pieces must include St. Louis people, places, or history. Not sure how far I can push the envelope with alternative lifestyle, religion, or sexuality. We shall see. Perhaps I should actually attend a meeting to get a feel for the group's sensibilities.
The St. Louis writer's meet-up group is publishing an anthology. I have just signed up to submit a piece for it. This gives me a deadline, a goal, and a severe case of performance anxiety. The last anthology gained reviews in local media, as well as real writer perks like readings and signings.