Four Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | October 22, 2015

Anthologies are a great way to get published, they tend to have better distribution and a longer shelf life than most literary journals. They also tend to pay their writers. Anthologies are generally on specific topics and so you either have to find one that matches your writing or you have to write a new story or poem that fits the required theme.

The following four anthologies are all looking for very different submissions.

2Leaf Press is seeking submissions for the anthology, What Does it Meant to be White in America, a collection of stories and essays that asks just that, from a white perspective. The editors are Gabrielle David (publisher and editor) and Sean Frederick Forbes (author, poet, professor). Compensation is one copy of the book. The deadline is December 1, 2015. Read their full submission guidelines here.

Nomadic Devotion is publishing an anthology of creative nonfiction on sound and locality. This anthology will feature narratives by various authors on the deeply trans-formative experience of the convergence of humans, sound, and locality. Writers may submit one creative nonfiction piece between 1,000-3,000 words via email. for more information visit their webpage here. They close to submissions on December 1st, 2015.

MIEL will publish an anthology of writing on [ S O F T N E S S ], edited by Margaret Patton Chapman and Éireann Lorsung. Work for this anthology will be read from September 15, 2015 until February 1, 2016. Responses will be sent to submitters that spring. The editors are looking for text or image-text in all forms—prose, poetry, fragments, hybrid or null forms, incomplete objects, notes—that explores, rests within, arises from, or occupies the space of the [ S O F T ]. Contributors will receive two copies. The publisher is planning to crowdfund the project. Learn more here.

DarkHouse Publishing is seeking submissions for the forthcoming anthology Black Coffee. They are seeking noir tales of mystery and crime that are between 2,500 – 6,000 words words in length. They are open to unpublished works as well as reprints. All submissions must be made via email. Authors will share equally fifty percent of royalties received. The anthology will contain between 12 and 20 stories. Deadline is December 31st. To learn more visit their website here Update: Elsewhere on the website they say they are not accepting submissions, but the call is still up.