"Pets on the Prowl–An Animal Mystery Anthology"
Submission Type: Animal/Mystery Short Stories
Submission Deadline: September 30th, 12:00am, EST
“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!
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"My Robot & Me"
Submission Type: Stories About Robot-Human Relationships
Submission Deadline: October 31st, 12:00am, EST
“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!
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"Words for The Earth–A Poetry Project"
Submission Type: Environmentally Conscious Poetry
Submission Deadline: November 30th, 12:00am, EST
“Words for the Earth–A Poetry Project” is open for submissions of conscious poetry on the subject of the environment, specifically the issues we are currently facing regarding global warming, world health crises, and extreme climate change. We are looking for poems from all sects of life, from as many perspectives on the topics as possible, in order to really convey the importance of a global call to action.
This title will be donating all of its profits to a non-profit that works towards climate activism, either locally in the New York/Long Island area or on a larger scale. If you know a non-profit that would like to be a part of this journey with us that fits the afformentioned description, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide us information.
We hope that you will submit to this title and join us in spreading awareness and protecting the Earth we all share.
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"The Dating Game–Modern Romance Short Stories"
Submission Type: Modern Romance Short Stories
Submission Deadline: December 31st, 12:00am, EST
“The Dating Game–Modern Romance Short Stories” is open for submissions (2,500-7,500) words in length that center around ways in which the modern era has affected intimacy, romance, and the “game” those single among us are forced to play to find it. Perhaps you, or “someone you know”, went on a Tinder date gone wrong, or maybe you have an old flame you added on Facebook to draw inspiration from. We want to hear about what modern romance means to YOU!
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"Finding Family–Stories of Connection of Hope"
Submission Type: Personal Essay/Short Stories Submission Deadline: January 31st, 12:00am, EST “Finding Family–Stories of Connection and Hope” is open for submissions of personal essays and stories (2,000 - 7,500 words) that center around families coming together and the importance of connecting with one's loved ones. The inspiration for this title came from the many stories of distant cousins, half-siblings, and even parents reuniting with those closest to them after finding them through family tree programs–think Ancestry.com–but we also want to hear any and all other stories you may have about your family rejoining and how that has affected you. Click here to submit: "Finding Family–Stories of Connection and Hope" Submissions Here!
Humor Short Story Writing Contest!
Submission Type: Humorous Short Stories
Submission Deadline: February 28th, 12:00am, EST
The Red Penguin Collection is so excited to announce our second anthology competition, and this time, it's gonna be funny! In submissions of 2,500 to 7,500 words, we are looking for humorous short stories that will make any reader roll on the floor laughing!
A little information on how we are running the contest:
The final book will feature the top stories (somewhere between 15 and 20) that were submitted overall, alongside the winner, which will be the first story in the publication. While the primary editor of the project will be choosing which pieces to publish, the entire editing staff of Red Penguin Books will be reading the top five stories (as chosen by the editor) to determine an overall favorite.
The winner of this contest will not only have their stories title featured on the cover, with a design that matches the top story, but the winner will also be rewarded with a $100 prize. The second place story will receive $50, and the next three $25 each.
We hope that you will join us in this first venture into comedy for the collections and we can’t wait to read your work!
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