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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 in July with Distortions by Alison Turner and in September, Monsters in the Agapanthus by Jessica Barksdale Inclán. In November, look for 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.
Winter 2015 Anthology
Poetry, fiction and memoir will be considered for the winter 2015 e-chapbook anthology by multiple authors, to be published around January 31.
We want to read about any kind of unusual encounter and its impact, be it serious or humorous or both. We are not interested in horror or sci fi, unless it transcends the genre.
Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1. Last day to submit is December 31, 2014.
Submit up to three poems or a short story, novel or memoir excerpt (to 5,000 words). Note that really long poems are not suitable for this venue. Send us your best. Work should not have been previously published.
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 fall 2014 is Monsters in the Agapanthus, a story collection by Jessica Barksdale Inclán.
Another way to support us is by purchasing the Kindle or Smashwords version of our echapbooks. Links to these may be found next to the description of each book in the archives. (Book purchase page coming soon.)
Submission Schedule 2014
*Open, ongoing submissions. If we come across a brilliant manuscript we can't put down, we'll publish it.