Submission deadline October 15
It was a cold, dark night and the young boy’s flashlight was nowhere to be found. The camping trip had been everything he had hoped for; that is, until the sun had set, stranding him in the unfamiliar woods that he had hoped would be the setting of his next great summer adventure. With no light, no parents, and no way to call for help, all the boy could do was wait out the night and hope that his nightmares would not claim him as their next victim.
Sound familiar? The tradition of storytelling is one that has taken many forms, one of the most notable being that of the campfire horror story. In this Halloween inspired edition of The Red Penguin Collection, we are looking for submissions, 5,000 words or less, of your best thriller, horror, or otherwise campsite-like story. Remember a spooky short from your childhood trips into the woods? Perhaps a nightmare that you would like to share with the world? This is your chance!
Submission deadline October 31
This is a book about the important moments in our lives. The ones that push us to start our days and the ones that lull us to sleep every night. This is a book about the thousand words that you would write if you could describe your perfect picture of life.
This edition of The Red Penguin Collection aims to explore the age old saying that states “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Whether you are writing about a moment that has already happened, or perhaps a moment that you look forward to in the future, we want you to paint us a word picture of what it means to you. In these uncertain times, we could all benefit from looking inward towards what really matters.
We cannot wait to read your special moments and share them in this special edition of our anthology series.
Submission deadline November 15
In times of great uncertainty, of loss, and of questioning, it is human nature to turn toward something greater than ourselves. For some, this might manifest in religious practices, and, for others, perhaps lifestyle modifications are more likely. Whatever the case may be, we would like to share your stories, essays, and guidance. Spirituality, Faith, and Love come in all shapes and sizes, so let’s celebrate them.
In submissions of 5,000 words or less, send in your works that pertain to such aforementioned ideas. When hope seems lost, we find it in the words we give to each other. Give yourself the gift of writing your healing journey, and you might even find it published!
Future Titles/Genres and Submission Dates
Tis The Seasons – Poems to Lift Your Holiday Spirits – Poetry – 11/30
We Made It! – Essays Reflecting On The New Year – Essays/Non-fiction – 12/15
It’s The End of The World As We Know It – Apocalypse Short Stories – 12/31
Feeding The Flock – Recipes from the Red Penguin Family – Recipes w/stories – 1/15
A Heart Full of Love—Romance Short Stories – Romantic Submissions – 1/31
Let’s Talk About It—Giving Voice to the Tenser Topics – Essays/Non-fiction – 2/14
The Florist on the Corner – Nature Inspired Poetry – 2/28
Standing Out—A Monologue Series – Monologue Submissions – 3/15
Projects From Home—The Joys of Doing It Yourself – DIY Collection / Non-Fiction Stories – 4/15
Once Upon A Time … Fantasy Submissions – 4/30