We’re looking for essays between seven thousand and fifteen thousand words (we are somewhat flexible on the length if the work is of exceptional quality). The genres we are accepting are:
- Romance (Amish Romance, Traditional Romance, Clean Romance) — no erotica
- Spooky Stories (creepy stories with ghouls, ghosts, or paranormal phenomena)
- Humor Essays
- Uplifting Stories (non-fiction/true-life stories, similar to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” essays)
For essays that are accepted and published, we will pay between $100 and $125, depending on the word count. There is no fee to submit. Accepted authors will also receive a free copy of the printed anthology.
The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2016. The anthology will be published in early 2017 (either spring or summer 2017, depending on the number of submissions we have to review).
Please make sure you have read our genre guidelines* before you send in your work. When you send us your submissions, write “ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION” in the subject line of the email. All submissions must be sent as a word doc and attached to the email.
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*Since multiple people have asked about this, allow us to clarify; our “genre guidelines” are simply the four genres listed in this call for submissions. We will not be accepting stories of any other genres, though we may consider accepting cross-genre works (i.e. Spooky Stories that happen to have a Wild West theme) on a case-by-case basis. Edited 9/20/2016.