Current Issue

Protected Contact

Protected Contact, a vibrant collection of seven stories by Julie Sielstra, is our featured echapbook for November 2017.

Also available as a Kindle:

Protected Contact epub

and on Smashwords
ISBN: 978-1370844906

What are we looking for in submissions?
Click for Duotrope interview.
Also see Jim Harrington's Six Questions blog, and an
interview with Jo-Anne Rosen on Flash Fiction Chronicles.

If you share our enthusiasm for the stories, poems and memoirs on this site, as well as our conviction that authors should be paid for their work, we hope you will consider supporting us with a donation. Details here.

Another way to support us is by purchasing the Kindle or Smashwords version of our echapbooks. Links to these may be found on the e-Store page.

Listed at Duotrope

Submissions are closed for the 2018 annual anthology and we are busy reading them all. Publication date is anticipated to be March 15, 2018. We will be accepting submissions for single-author echapbook collections again in May and June, 2018.

Specific guidelines for the 2018 FICTION collections will be posted by April 15, 2018.

General guidelines:

No genre fiction (horror, fantasy, science fiction), please, unless a story is good enough to transcend genre.

At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but only one submission per author. Please notify Wordrunner eChapbooks if your collection, or any part of it, is accepted elsewhere.

Submit ONE FILE (Word doc, RTF, ODT or WordPerfect), which includes a title for the collection and a list of contents, followed by the essays. (Please do not send docx files, thank you!)

In the cover letter, indicate which, if any pieces, were previously published and where.

Please do NOT include identifying information anywhere in the manuscript, as all readings will be blind.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but only one submission per author. Please notify Wordrunner e Chapbooks if your work is accepted elsewhere. We prefer that you withdraw the submission, if need be, from your Submittable account.

Payment: $100 for collections, $5 to $25 for poems, stories and essays published in the annual anthology.

Submission fee for collections will be $6 in 2018.

All rights revert to authors.


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