Anthologies & Special Editions (21)

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."

One Story


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"One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone."

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."

Dreams, Premonitions and the Unexplainable – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  January 30, 2017

"(Formerly titled Dreams & Synchronicities) Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. Share your stories about the amazing things that have happened in your own life."

Stories About Cats – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2017

"We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our cats. We love stories about our cats and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our cats make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it!"

Stories About Dogs – Chicken Soup For The Soul


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Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2017

"We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our dogs. We love stories about our dogs and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our dogs make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it!"

Writer’s Workout anthology (Theme: New Beginnings)


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Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2017

"The theme for the 2017 Writer's Workout anthology is New Beginnings. This theme is open to interpretation**, so you might have a character starting over, the birth of a world, the foundation of a civilization, or anything else that strikes your fancy!"

Dearly Beloved- An In Memoriam Anthology


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Submission Deadline:  January 31, 2017

"2016 has been a hard one for fans of the arts. Prince, Patty Duke, Umberto Eco, Harper Lee, David Bowie, Alan Rickman…and we’re not at the end of the year yet. Did you lose your celebrity crush this year? Did a thread of connection to an important time of your life snap? We’re looking for the truest, most honest, most real connections to those we’ve lost this year."

NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology


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Submission Deadline:  February 10, 2017

"Please send short works: Poems of up to thirty lines (shorter welcome, too), or short prose such as memoir up to 2000 words in length. Must be on theme of women’s suffrage and voting rights in NY State, or a later related moment with a clear tie to the women’s suffrage and voting in New York."

Brain Teen – Brain, Child Magazine


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Submission Deadline:  February 15, 2017

"In our fifth publication year, we are now considering personal essays for Brain Teen, our award-winning print magazine devoted to parenting teens (ages 13 and up) or having been a teen. We look for an authentic voice with a down-to-earth tone. We appreciate exquisite detail, vivid scenes and spot-on dialogue. We love to see new topics or interesting angles on familiar topics. Payment: $300. Each accepted essay is automatically entered into our "Best of Brain Teen" contest for a $1,000 prize."

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


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Submission Deadline:  February 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."

Christmas with Hot Apple Cider


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Submission Deadline:  February 28, 2017

a Christian Canadian anthology "What we’re primarily looking for is a variety of true stories, fiction, poems, or even short dramas that have a connection to Christmas."

Medical Student Anthology


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Submission Deadline:  March 20, 2017

"You may submit essays, reflections, poems and other written forms of expression. Submissions on any topic are welcome but should focus on your internal journey through medicine. You may draw on your unique background and how that has influenced your journey."

Dangerous Creations – special issue of Creative Nonfiction


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Submission Deadline:  March 20, 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"

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."

Dear America: Reflections on Race, a Call for Submissions


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Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2017

"Brad King, Amber Peckham, Nicole Mathew, and Elise Lockwood are seeking narrative essay, creative nonfiction, script photo, and poetry submissions for an edited book collection titled Dear America: Reflections on Race. 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."

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."