Wising Up Press: Now Seeking Submissions for “The Kindness of Strangers: A Wising Up Anthology”

Written by Ella Peary | June 16, 2016

Wising Up Press publishes fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction exploring topics of social concern. They are committed to, “finding the we in them, the us in you.” They hope to deepen the reader’s inter-relational experience by presenting insightful writing spoken by a variety of voices. Right now, they are seeking submissions for their upcoming print anthology, “The Kindness of Strangers.” They are looking for writing that explores the theme of unexpected generosity from all angles of experience—the accounts of both givers and receivers, stories of the events themselves and the aftereffects. They hope to collect pieces from authors of various ages and cultural backgrounds to create a dynamic publication representative of our pluralistic society.

Wising Up Press is accepting submissions for their “Kindness of Strangers” anthology now through September 1. They are also accepting book manuscripts on the same theme. Before submitting, Wising Up requests that authors browse their library of past anthologies and read excerpts online to get a sense of their mission and tone. Submitting authors can also read the Wising Up Press mission statement for more information.

Writers of prose may submit fiction, memoirs, or creative nonfiction, 5,000 words or fewer. Poets may submit up to five poems. All authors published will receive copies of the anthology.

Wising Up accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions and previously published work, and ask that authors note these exceptions in their submissions. Authors submitting previously published work should include a list of publication credits for the piece.

If you would like to learn more or submit to “The Kindness of Strangers: A Wising Up Anthology,” please visit their website at http://www.universaltable.org/wisingup.html.