Ends on May 15, 2019

Our anthology series is open for submission for two forthcoming titles. Please refer to our full submission guidelines for full details. 

Ink

This anthology will celebrate print media—magazines and newspapers—from the pre-digital age. We want to hear stories from all parts of these operations, from the newsroom to production. We want to hear from those who worked for small town papers and big city dailies. We want to hear about how these publications built community, impacted change, celebrated local milestones, or mourned national tragedies. We want to hear how people chased stories, and we’re interested in the stories behind those with the bylines. We want to hear how your printed words made a difference—as well as how your career affected you.

Note: We’re not interested in individual reflection per se, but rather compelling essays with a clear narrative arc.

Main

This anthology will celebrate small town America.  We want to hear about small family-owned businesses, such as the stores and specialty shops that used to rule Main Street America. What did you family sell? Make? Fix? Build? How did these businesses define you or your family members? How did they evolve over time? While we’re open to all time periods, we’re most interested in business that began in the pre-Internet era—and we’re especially interested in places that span generations.

Note: We’re not interested in individual reflection per se, but rather compelling essays with a clear narrative arc. Place and sensory detail will be important in these essays, too. We want these places to come alive through your words.

Other details:

  • Deadline for both: May 15, 2019 (extended from March 30)
  • Word count: Up to 5,000 words for anthology submissions
  • Submission must be free of your name in document/file name/headers, etc. 
  • Details: If your piece is selected, you’ll receive a $25 honorarium and two contributor copies.