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Taking Submissions: It’s a Matter of Time!

April 30, 2020

Deadline: April 30th, 2020
Payment: $20 or 2 paperback copies for US residents, $20 for everyone else around the globe
Theme: Time Travel

Get ready! Smoking Pen Press will be issuing a Call for Submissions for a short story anthology for our Read on the Run series. We do not yet have a title for this anthology, but the theme is Time Travel.  Sci-Fi, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure …  Yes! We welcome stories involving all types and aspects of time travel.

Multiple submissions accepted. Simultaneous submissions permitted, but please let us know immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Reprints are accepted as long as all rights have reverted to you; please identify your submission as a reprint when you send it in.  Note: all selected stories (including reprints) will be edited before publication.

The Call for Submissions will be open from April 1-April 30, 2020. Stories should be between 1,200 and 6,000 words. Submissions should be polished, (ie, not first draft) in Word (.doc or .docx) format, and written in English. Send to  [email protected] as an attachment.

Stories submitted before April 1 or after April 30 will not be considered.  All stories submitted during the open Call will be acknowledged within three days of receipt, and authors of stories submitted during the open Call will be notified of a decision by June 1, 2020. There is no submission fee.

As with all previous Read on the Run titles, this title will be published in both digital and paperback form. US and Canada authors of stories that are selected will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $20 USD, or 2 copies of the paperback; non-US/Canada authors will receive their choice of a one-time payment of $20 USD, or one copy of the paperback.

For more information —  email us at [email protected]


Submissions accepted: April 1-April 30, 2020.  Do NOT submit early, do NOT submit late.

Theme: Time travel

Genre: Open

Word count: 1,200 to 6,000 words

Story format: Word doc or docx as an attachment to email

Via: Smoking Pen Press.


April 30, 2020