Upcoming Publications

between the covers – An Adult Romance Anthology
Submission Type: Short Stories
Themes: Romance, sensuality
Deadline: July 15th, 2021
After the great success of our Valentine’s Day title A Heart Full of Love, we are pleased to announce that we are now opening submissions on a second romance anthology, between the covers. In submissions of 1,500 to 5,000 words, this title is seeking pieces of a more sensual/adult nature. However, the content of the works that can expect to be chosen will not be of an unnecessarily explicit nature. If you have any questions about this, feel free to email using the address at the bottom of the page.
Thirty Minutes to Curtain – A Collection of Bite-Sized Plays
Submission Type: Short Plays
Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Thirty Minutes to Curtain, the second dramatic literature title to be released through The Red Penguin Collection, is seeking play submissions for this very special collection, We are looking for scripted material that is twenty pages or less in length and plays at under thirty minutes. We can’t wait to read what you have in store for us!
Until Dawn
Submission Type: Supernatural Short Stories
Deadline: August 8th, 2021
Until Dawn, a paranormal title that will launch The Red Penguin Collection into the fall season is seeking submissions of 1,500 to 5,000 words. We are looking for a range of genres within this umbrella content, so please submit if you are found a new way to subvert the supernatural into something doubly as exciting. Perhaps a romance between a vampire, a werewolf, and an average high schooler? Wait, that’s Twilight… well, whatever you write, we are excited to read it!

“the leaves fall”

Submission Type: Poetry Collection

Themes: Autumn, travel, transitions, reflection, new beginnings

Submission Deadline: August 15th, 12:00am, EST

Submission link: https://forms.gle/zSrijWjynBKUC2Un7

the leaves fall is opening up submissions as an autumnal poetry anthology for new and continuing writers alike! We are looking for poetry of all lengths that centers around the themes of travel, transitions, reflection, new beginnings, and the seasonal shift. 

“Treat or Trick – Halloween Horror Stories”

Submission Type: Horror/Ghost Story Anthology

Themes: Stories about/from the perspective of ghosts

Submission Deadline: August 31st, 12:00am, EST

Submission link: https://forms.gle/FFe2jrkZPHbsaqd19

Treat or Trick – Halloween Horror Stories is looking for submissions of short stories (3,000–7,500 words in length) about the spookiest, creepiest, and most downright gruesome tales of October 31sts gone wrong. These horrific submissions should not only aim to keep our editing staff up at night after work, but also to remind our readers just how hallowed the ghastly holiday can truly be.

“Pets on the Prowl – An Animal Mystery Anthology”

Submission Type: Animal/Mystery Short Stories

Submission Deadline: September 30th, 12:00am, EST

Submission Link: https://forms.gle/jb5J8VfpkZBCh7BY8

“Pets on the Prowl – An Animal Mystery Anthology” is looking for submissions of mystery short stories (3,000 – 7,500 words) that include/are centered around at least one animal character. Perhaps your cat leads a secret double life as a Sherlock Holmes of sorts, or maybe there has been a murder at the zoo. Whatever the case, we want to read your story!

“My Robot & Me”

Submission Type: Stories About Robot-Human Relationships

Submission Deadline: October 31st, 12:00am, EST

Submission link: https://forms.gle/khwSZqxcKX2gBhRe6

“My Robot & Me” is looking for submissions of short stories (3,000 – 7,500 words) about the ever blurred lines between robots and humans. As newer and better advancements continue to make us question just how far robotics can go, so must the stories we tell. Perhaps you write a romance between person and bot, or maybe a partnership gone wrong? We can’t wait to read what you come up with!

General Submission Guidelines:

Some guidelines on how to send your submission:

  • Your submission is in 12pt, Times New Roman font.
  • The formatting of your submission is single spaced, with no spaces in between paragraphs, unless otherwise necessary.
  • There is only one space after a terminal punctuation mark (period, question mark, etc.).
  • The title of your submission and the name you wish to be published under are clearly stated at the top of your Google Doc.
  • Each piece to be submitted is in its own Google Doc and is sent in with its own form.

Lastly, you are more than welcome to submit previously published work, so long as its publication rights are not restricted. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to theredpenguincollection@gmail.com.