Current Issue

Lost in Translation

Our featured echapbook for November 2016, Lost in Translation, is a collection of linked stories by Laura Ruth Loomis.

Also available as a Kindle:

Lost in Translation: Stories by Laura Ruth Loomis

and on Smashwords

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

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.

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At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished.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