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Beginning in 2014 Wordrunner eChapbooks will publish one collection of fiction each spring, featuring one author, and an annual themed multi-author anthology of fiction, memoir and poetry in the winter. We will also publish occasional echapbooks of fiction or 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.
Small fiction collections by one author will be considered for the June, 2014 echapbook.
Submissions will be accepted beginning March 1, 2014. Last day to submit is May 31, 2014.
Stories may be flash or longer, from 750 up to 4,000 words* each, totalling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words for the collection. We would like at least five stories, but no more than 20 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they belong together for some reason, be it theme, location or character/s. We will also consider novel excerpts for this echapbook.
*Quality trumps word count.
Submit your best work only. Each story should be original and compelling. No genre fiction, please, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre. Also, see the General Guidelines below before clicking the Submittable button.
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 winter 2014 is Talk in the Reading Room, a memoir by Nils Peterson.
Submission Schedule 2014
*Open, ongoing submissions. If we come across a brilliant manuscript we can't put down, we'll publish it.