St Somewhere Fiction Anthology – Deadline August 1st 2013

St. Somewhere Press is currently accepting submissions for “Things & Time”, a book length, short story anthology, to be released in 2013. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2013. Projected publication date is October of 2013. This anthology of short fiction will be published in electronic book form, spanning multiple formats.

We are seeking original, unpublished fiction with a direct thematic connection to the Caribbean, or the Caribbean Diaspora. Accepted works must not have been previously published in print or digitally (online or e-book formats). All genres are welcome, as long as they meet the previously stated criteria of a connection to the Caribbean or Caribbean Diaspora. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted.

Please submit short fiction of 3,000 to 6,000 words, as an email attachment. Email submissions only will be accepted. Failure to comply with requested word count or to provide submission as an attachment will result in automatic disqualification. Your submission should be single spaced, with block paragraph formatting.  You may send multiple submissions, but only one per email.

Send your submissions to with the subject line: Submission – Fiction Anthology. Include your name, email address and a brief bio in both the body of your email and in the attached document.

No monetary compensation is being offered for this anthology. Upon publication, contributing authors will be given unlimited access to download electronic copies of the anthology for a two week period of time.

Upon acceptance, St. Somewhere Press assumes first serial rights to all submissions. The copyright automatically reverts to author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online by St. Somewhere Press and St. Somewhere Press retains the non-exclusive rights to republish accepted works in alternate, or new, formats. Any subsequent publication of accepted works by their authors must properly cite St. Somewhere Press as the original publisher of the work.

Peepal Tree Press Anthology – Deadline July 31st 2013

Peepal Tree Press, one of the most celebrated Caribbean publishers based in the UK is seeking submissions for ‘CLOSURE’ a new anthology of contemporary Black British fiction.  It will be edited by internationally renowned and award winning novelist and short story writer, Jacob Ross.

They are looking for “the unexpected, the playful, the experimental — even the traditional” with “fascinating ideas expressed as good fiction.”

DEADLINE: by 31 July 2013.

Only 30 stories will be included and there won’t be any extensions on the deadline.

When you think of CLOSURE consider:

• approaching a particular destination
• a coming closer
• a narrowing of a gap
• approaching — the act of drawing spatially closer to something
• closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
• deciding, decision making
• to clear a blockage or obstruction
• a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
• obstruction, obstructor, impediment — any thing that makes progress difficult
• the act of blocking
• termination of operations, closedown, shutdown
• the act of ending something
• Enclosure
• Disclosure
• Opening
• End of business
• Point of rest
• Finality
• Vertical distance of rock formation
• Being close set in mathematics
• Contact between vocal organs producing sound

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