Current Issue

Pushing Boundaries/Breaking Barriers

Our spring 2017 echapbook anthology explores the outer boundaries of human experience and endurance. Pushing Boundaries • Breaking Barriers features fiction by by Daniel M. Jaffe, Steven Ostrowski and Erika Staiger; nonfiction by Samuel R. George, Darryl Graff and Eileen McGorry; poetry by Leah Angstman, Joseph Buehler, Josephine Cariño, Leonore Hildebrandt, Michelle Perez and Maggie Rosen.

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.

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The submission period has closed for this year's anthology.

Specific guidelines for the 2017 FICTION collections will be posted by May 15, 2017.

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At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished.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

We apologize for adding an 11th hour, $2.00 submission fee to the anthology categories. There were so many submissions to this issue that Submittable would have frozen our account if a fee were not added.

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 may consider an early bird submission process.

Payment: $100 for collections, $5 to $20 for poems, stories and essays published in the annual anthology.

All rights revert to authors.

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