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Submissions of fiction collections are closed for 2014.
Our plan for 2014 was to publish one collection of fiction in the spring (or early summer), featuring one author, as well as an annual themed multi-author anthology of fiction, memoir and poetry in the winter.
There were many fine fiction submissions, three of them so good we've decided to publish them all, beginning with Distortions by Alison Turner. In September, look for Monsters in the Agapanthus by Jessica Barksdale, and in November, Job Hazards by Teresa Milbrodt.
We will also publish occasional echapbooks of memoir (by one author) from ongoing open submissions. We are no longer publishing poetry collections, though we'd like to see poetry in the anthology. Guidelines are different for each collection, so please visit again.
Rolling Submissions for "Occasional" Publications:
Prose narratives should be based on personal experience. They may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 3,500 words each, totalling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words for the collection. No more than 20 pieces, please.
These narratives should belong together for some reason, be it theme, location or people. They can be funny or serious, or both, but something should have changed for the narrator or have been learned in the process of reshaping that experience.
There is no fee for submissions.
Payment: $100* for collections ($5 to $20 for single pieces in anthologies)
*Thanks to two anonymous Floridian benefactors who have donated enough to float Wordrunner eChapbooks for the next year or two, we're increasing payment to authors from $65 to $100.
All rights revert to authors.
Note: By submitting to Wordrunner eChapbooks, you are also signing up for the emailed announcement of newly published echapbooks. We will never give out your e-mail to anyone else. You can always opt out of the mailing.
The featured echapbook for summer 2014 is Distortions, a novella by Alison Turner.
Submission Schedule 2014
*Open, ongoing submissions. If we come across a brilliant manuscript we can't put down, we'll publish it.