Indie publisher Pure Slush is open until 31 March 2021 for writings (poetry, stories and essays) on the theme of ‘Growing Up’. This is the second in twelve planned anthologies in the ‘Lifespan‘ series. Full submission info here.
creative writing anthologies
Poems of resistance
You have until 31 December 2020 to submit a single poem (up to 300 lines!) to this anthology to be published by Lonely Cryptid Media. The theme is: “Resist with every inch and every breath”. Fiction and creative nonfiction are also invited. Full details here.
Not poetry but…
52|250 ten years later: 2020/2021. This exciting project asks for flash fiction (up to 250 words), by daybreak on 4 January 2021. (International timezones are taken into account.) This print anthology will feature 2 stories by each writer – one new story, and one from 10 years ago. Please check out full guidelines. This is the follow-up to “52|250 A Year of Flash”, but you can still submit if you didn’t take part in the original project.
Poet Aurélien Thomas is inviting submissions of poems and stories about fatherhood for an anthology. Aurélien is collaborating on the project with artist-illustrator Michelle Morrow. All profits will be donated to Families need Fathers: “the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation.” Previously unpublished poems are preferred. Submit to Aurélien Thomas by email before 30 September 2020: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Lives Matter anthology
UK-based indie publisher Civic Leicester are calling for poems and short fiction in English from anywhere in the world for the above anthology. Please read full submissions info.
Pure Slush anthologies
Submissions are wanted for two anthologies: Wrong Way Go Back (regret/u-turn/turning back/making changes; deadline 15 July 2020) and 100 Lives (life/memoir/biography; deadline 31 July 2020 latest). Read full submissions info.