The submission period has closed for this year's anthology. We are busy reading over 300 stories, essays and poems. Anticipated publication date for the "Breaking Barriers" issue is March 2017.
Specific guidelines for the 2017 FICTION collections will be posted by May 1, 2017.
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At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished.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 the readings will be blind.
Henceforth we will charge a small fee so that we can pay the authors we publish (the alternative is to pay Submittable for a subscription plan). For collections, this will amount to less than the cost of submitting a manuscript through the mail. For the next annual anthology, we will consider an early bird submission process (i.e., free the first month, $2 thereafter).
Payment: $100 for collections, $5 to $25 for poems, stories and essays published in the annual anthology.
All rights revert to authors.
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