Please note that Pub 518 is dedicated to the growth of writers within the Capital region. Therefore our publications are comprised of at least 51% written works from this region. That being said there is still plenty of room in our books for those outside of the area. We encourage everyone to submit their works!
Vignettes We're taking ongoing submissions for vignette short stories with a word count between 5,000 and 15,000. The story will be published individually and then compiled into an anthology. Please follow the same guidelines as our 'Exploits in the Adirondacks' submissions. Note that due to the nature of this project we'll be requesting two years of English rights for digital, print, and audio formats.
Influence of the Moon Content: An original, unpublished, story that is reminiscent of the Adirondacks. Can include, but is not limited to, mountainous scenery, mining, logging, snowshoeing, or skiing.
Accepted Styles: Short stories, flash fiction, poetry.
Accepted Genres: Anything that isn't erotica.
Simultaneous Submissions: These are allowed, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted by another publisher.
Reprints: No. Stories posted on the internet, including but not limited to, FB, personal websites, blogs, etc., are considered published.
Number of Submissions per Author: 1 short story, 3 pieces of flash fiction, or 5 pieces of poetry. If submitting multiple pieces please attach them as separate word files in the same email.
Length: A short story should be less than 5,000 words. Each flash fiction piece should be less than 1,500 words. Each piece of poetry should be less than 150 lines. Payment: Free physical copy of the book and $5 per author, regardless of number of accepted submissions. Requested Rights: First rights to digital, audio, and print formats in English. Exclusive for one year from publication. After that year all rights revert back to the author.
Deadline: December 31st, 2017
Formatting: Stories must be submitted electronically as a .docx attachment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission should be 12point font, Times New Roman, and double spaced. No identifying marks in the attached document. The document name should be the name of your submission. Please include the title and page numbers in the header of the attachment.
In the body of your email please include your name, author name/website, address, short story title, and word count of submission.