Tag Archives: anthology

Contest One: Spark – poetry and prose


prize is $500 plus subscriptions; deadline is March 1, 2013; no erotica or profanity; submissions must contain the word “spark”; $10 entry; details HERE:


Seeking essays about the immigrant experience


Call for essays about the immigrant experience; 700 – 5,000 words; choose one of four themes (see website); deadline April 15, 2013; Black Lawrence Press Immigrant Poets’ Anthology



Steampunk short stories and poetry wanted


Steam Punk writings wanted by New Orleans By Gaslight anthology; erotica OK; deadline Oct. 31, 2012; details HERE:


New Chicken Soup call-out

Chicken Soup for the Soul:
20th Anniversary Reader’s Choice book

Chicken Soup for the Soul has been changing lives one story at a time since 1993. To celebrate our upcoming twenty-year anniversary, we are creating a very special edition filled with stories about how Chicken Soup for the Soul has made a difference in people’s lives.

Have you read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that changed your life? Changed your outlook? Helped you solve a problem? Encouraged you to try something new and different? Showed you how to treat a person or a situation differently? If a Chicken Soup for the Soul story has made a big difference to you, we want your story! Tell us the name of the story and the title of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book in which it appeared. Then write us a new Chicken Soup for the Soul story all about how the old story helped or changed you. We’ll publish the stories in pairs – the old ones and the new ones.

Please remember, we do not like “as told to” stories. Please write in the first person about yourself or someone close to you. If you ghostwrite a story for someone else we will list that person’s name as the author. If a story was previously published, we will probably not use it unless it ran in a small circulation venue. Let us know where the story was previously published in the “Comments” section of the submission form.

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story and you will retain the right to resell it.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is January 15, 2013.


Please do not reply or send questions to this address. For any further questions or correspondence, contact webmaster@chickensoupforthesoul.com or visit our website at http://www.chickensoup.com.

Weird Tales wanted


Submission for Passion for Weird Tales will open on June 2nd and remain open until we’ve chosen 10 stories.

You may submit before June 2nd but keep in mind your story will be held for review until then. You may submit a fiction or nonfiction weird tale to us. While most weird tales lean toward horror, we are open to all genres and are particularly interested in upbeat weird tales. While there are no set limits to the content, keep in mind that our goal is to create a book, not only for fans of strange fiction, but to draw in new readers. In other words, this probably isn’t the place for gore or torture stories. Traditional monsters are welcome, but remember vampires and werewolves in themselves are not weird enough. To give in you a better idea of what we want, consider Tomorrow’s Child by Ray Bradbury.

We’ll place stories we like under consideration and well let you know right away. If and only if you are notified that your story is under consideration, you must contribute an essay. In general the essay could include information about your love of strange fiction, writers you admire and or what inspired the story you wrote. The essay will be a factor in our final decision.

DO NOT send us an essay unless we request one. Send submissions to geckopublishing(@)gmail (dot) com. We request that you the combined total of essay and short story be roughly 5000 words but we’ll make exceptions for outstanding writing. Pay is 1/4 per word.


Underwords is seeking YA science fiction


YA Sci Fi wanted for “Futuredaze” anthology; submissions accepted until full; book will be published in June 2013; paying market; details HERE: