Anthologies & Special Editions (28)

Writing for Animals Nonfiction Anthology – Ashland Creek Press


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"We seek articles from authors and educators about the process of writing about animals in literature.* Our focus is on including a mix of instructional and inspirational articles to help readers not only improve their work but be inspired to keep at it...*Please note that this is a collection of instructional articles about the craft of writing. We will NOT be publishing animal stories or personal essays, only articles that deal specifically with the art and craft of writing about animals."

Our Stories of Strength Anthologies


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This series includes a long list of book topics covering a wide range of autoimmune disorders, genetic conditions, mental & emotional health topics, autism and more. "Living with a chronic, often invisible, illness is hard. At Our Stories of Strength, we bring positive, good-news accounts into focus."

Working For A Living


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""Working for a Living" is the name of Our Times' ongoing series of short stories about work, by people from across Canada. We welcome unsolicited submissions to this ongoing series of short stories. Write a story about what your job is like. What do you do? What do you see? How do you feel about it? Give us lots of details. (If you're not at a paid job now, write about what your job was like, before you quit, retired, got laid off or fired.)"

Women’s Travel Humor


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"Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures and other books such as The Thong Also Rises and More Sand in My Bra have been huge hits. We’re always looking for hilarious, outrageous misadventures for future books, so send us your stories."

More Travel Humor


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"Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana got lots of laughs, so we’re seeking funny stories for another volume. The book will include stories from both women and men. No length restrictions but for humor, shorter is usually better."

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 12


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"Send us your best stories about travel throughout the world for our annual series The Best Travel Writing. We’re looking for the full range of experience: adventurous, mystical, funny, poignant, food-related, cross-cultural, transformational."

Dare To Be Fabulous


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Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2017

"Each woman’s personality and circumstances are unique, but all women share in the experience of hearing their inner voice and daring themselves on a daily basis, whether at work, at home, or at play. Dare to be Fabulous brings you those stories."

My Kind (of) America: 101 Stories about the Land of the Free – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2017

"It’s time to make America kind again. We have always been known as a country filled with good people who volunteer in our communities, help people who need help, and pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Our huge and varied country is known for tolerance, energy, and spirit. We are proud of our inclusive and welcoming attitude, no matter our color, our country of origin, our sexual identity, or our religion.

This is not a book about politics. This is a book about people — one at a time — doing what we do best. Tell us your positive and uplifting experiences about living in a kind America — the kind of America we know to be the true America."

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2017

"We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of a participant in the world. You’re not distancing yourself from change any more. Start now! Mark Twain said: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do.” Tell us your own stories about stepping outside your comfort zone and how that changed your life."

Tales From Muslim Worlds


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Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2017

"This collection is not a focus on Islam. Nor does it intend to join any political conversation. Instead, these non-fiction stories zoom into the diverse perspectives of people of Muslim backgrounds all over the world. It is intended for Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike.

Each story relates a pivotal moment in the writer's life. Much like travel writing, writers convey a clear sense of place, painting three-dimensional portraits of countries readers may know little about. Life changing moments in these countries (to which writers are intimately connected) reveal a diversity of perspectives about each place, and the universality of human experiences within them."

Air: A Collection of Radio-Inspired Stories – Hippocampus Magazine and Press


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Submission Deadline:  April 15, 2017

"We’re looking for behind-the-scene stories about small town radio stations. We’re seeking personal stories about die-hard radio fans. We want to hear from (current/former) jocks, from program directors, from engineers, from the sales team, from ancillary characters like record reps and concert promoters—tales from every corner of the radio station and from everyone radio ever reached."

Dangerous Creations – special issue of Creative Nonfiction


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Submission Deadline:  April 17, 2017

"What we're looking for: Real-life Frankenstein stories.True stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity"

Enough / Enough anthology for trans and non-binary survivors of sexual assault / domestic violence


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Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2017

A collection of letters that participants write to their body parts. "Each letter should focus on 1 body part, but can address relationships to other body parts or other peoples’ bodies. Remember it’s a letter to yourself, not about yourself... Names will not be attached to any of the pieces, but listed in random order in the opening pages, unless you choose to keep anonymous."

Process


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Submission Deadline:  May 1, 2017

"Process is a collection of writings from medical trainees around the world about their journeys through medicine and medical education. The dream is for the poems, stories and reflections to capture the raw emotions of medical students and residents and thus, take readers through what it feels like to be in medical training: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually."

What Future


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Submission Deadline:  May 1, 2017

"What Future collects long-form journalism and essay writing that address a wide range of topics crucial to our future, from environmental and political, to human health and animal rights, to technology and the economy. What Future is committed to a variety of diverse perspectives; and will include new writing by and about the scientists, writers, journalists, and philosophers who are proposing the options that lay not just ahead, but beyond. The 2017 edition will be published in October of 2017."

Fresh Ink Anthology


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Submission Deadline:  May 1, 2017

"Continuing our focus on wellness and resources, we have revamped our submissions segment and are pleased to announce that we are reading period for Issue 1 of The Fresh Ink Anthology from February 1 through May 1! The inaugural issue focuses on the theme of “Also Liberation.”"

Career Pathways – The Change Agent Issue #45


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Submission Deadline:  May 4, 2017

"Helping students advance in their jobs and increase their earnings has always been essential to adult education students, even more so now that the WIOA legislation requires that programs show student progress along a career pathway. In this issue, we will share success stories as well as challenges when it comes to teaching basic skills in the context of work and career readiness. We particularly invite adult learners to share their experiences in writing or with illustrations."

Positively Happy! – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  May 31, 2017

"101 Stories about Positive Thinking and Living a Happy Life - Being happy is a state of mind. We can all find happiness in our lives and, even though we may have to look for it, we know that each day brings something to be grateful for. We want to hear your stories about finding your path to contentment. These success stories can be serious or funny and should inspire our readers to focus on hope, strength and optimism. How did you think positive and find happiness? Was it something as simple as an attitude adjustment? Did you make a major change in the handling of your daily life? How did you find purpose, passion and joy in your life and how do you stay positive? How do you use gratitude to be happier?"

Brewed Awakenings Anthology (West Michigan)


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Submission Deadline:  May 31, 2017

"Caffeinated Press sponsors an annual house anthology titled “Brewed Awakenings,” with a new volume released every autumn....Our anthology neither requires nor recommends a specific theme or genre. We intend to balance material within each volume to provide a rich diversity of content for our readers. We do not accept stories of more than 40,000 words for the anthology, and both exceptionally short and exceptionally long pieces may face stricter scrutiny given our two-pronged desire to target the overall volume size to a reasonable page count and to ensure stories of appropriate substance."

Proud To Be: Writing By American Warriors Vol. 6


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Submission Deadline:  June 1, 2017

"Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares military service perspectives of our soldiers and veterans of all conflicts and of their families. It is not only an outlet for artistic expression but also a document of the unique aspects of wartime in our nation’s history."

My Crazy Family! – Chicken Soup for the Soul


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Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2017

"We do love our families but they can also drive us crazy! It’s fun to read about all those wacky relatives and compare them to our own. These true stories, either serious or hilarious, will touch your heart or make you laugh… or both. They will make you see that other families are not that different from your own, and that when push comes to shove, we all need our crazy families. Please submit using your real name. We will let you use a pen name if necessary when it comes time to publish your story."

Is Canada a Safe Haven For LGBTQ2?


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Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2017

"Whether you are a newcomer or were born in Canada, we want to hear your story: What is it like to be LGBTQ2 in Canada–your celebrations, your challenges? Many LGBTQ2 people have fled their homeland to seek safety and acceptance in Canada. What was your experience before coming to Canada, and what has it been like since?"

Ain’t Nothing but a Tween/Teen Thang…


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Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2017

"Calling all moms of tweens/teens or mothers who have already been through this stage and have stories and advice to share! Are you the mother of a tween/teen who is blown away by this new age of parenting? Have you had to deal with uncomfortable situations that you did not feel prepared to handle? Sex, drugs, rock and roll? Tell us your stories of transitioning from children to tweens to teens, and help moms who are getting ready to plunge into this great unknown of parenting."

Dear America: Reflections on Race


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Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2017

"This collection takes the issue that most divides this country, and moves it to the quiet, intimate stories of people from across the country. This collection isn’t meant to advocate a position. Instead, we want the personal stories and reflections from people who come from diverse backgrounds and want to share their American story."

Stories of Redemption – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  August 31, 2017

"Redemption stories can be amazing. What starts out as a negative force can be turned positive and can change the world of ordinary people. There are countless stories of redemption and we want to hear yours. How did you use the negative in your life to move onto a more positive path? What did you do to make up for the wrongs in your past? We are looking for true stories of redemption that will inspire us, restore us, heal us, and make a positive difference to lead a better, more rewarding life because of the example they set."

Tribe


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Submission Deadline:  September 30, 2017

"‘Tribe’ will be a print anthology exploring the lives and experiences of older, single women and will include poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, personal narrative, prose poems… about all and any topics that affect women. It will be published by LPwordsolutions in Nanaimo, BC. Please pass the word to any female writers you know who are: a) single by choice or circumstance, and b) over 55 years old."

Christmas and Holiday Stories 2018 – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  October 31, 2017

"People love reading about the winter holidays – from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year’s Day. We want to hear about your traditions and how they came to be. We want to hear about your holiday memories and the rituals that create the foundation of your life. We love to hear about the funny things too: the ugly holiday sweaters, the gingerbread house that kept falling down, the re-gifting embarrassments and the fruit cake disasters. Please be sure your stories are “Santa safe” so we don’t spoil the magic for any precocious young readers."