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Taking Submissions: Short, Vigorous Roots: An Anthology of Immigrant Fiction in the Age of Dissent

December 31, 2019

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: “a modest honorarium payment, and a print edition of the finished book if they live in the US”
Note: I wouldn’t usually list an anthology without a specific payment stated but with this being a hot button topic AND there being payment I felt open to including it.

We—Mark F. of @Mythic Picnic, Susan O’Neill and Mark Budman of Vestal Review— are putting together an anthology of flash fiction (stories under 1000 words) tentatively titled “Short, Vigorous Roots: An Anthology of Immigrant Fiction in the Age of Dissent.

Our deadline has been extended to December 31, 2019. We also changed the title.

1) The writer must be either an immigrant/migrant or a child of an immigrant/migrant;

General Submission Guidelines:

2) Stories must be FICTION (or, if drawn on the writer’s experience, FICTIONALIZED);

3) Stories may not exceed 1000 words, not counting the title;

4) Any fiction genre is acceptable, except for children’s literature, [Editor’s Note: This market has specific guidelines for things they do not want to see. Please click on the link at the bottom of this post for all the details and follow their guidelines: it’s the polite and respectful thing to do. Also, it will help those submitting avoid being rejected on anything other than the quality of their work.], denigrating and hateful fare, and bad writing. Edgy is good; R-rated (but not X) is acceptable; sad is okay; magic realism is nifty; humor is amazing. A PLOT is essential!

5) To see the quality of stories we publish, check us out on line at www.vestalreview.org; we don’t want you to imitate our Flash, but feel free to be inspired by it;

6) We accept reprints;

7) We will be asking for one-time rights for the original stories; once the book is out, the story’s ownership reverts to you;

One submission per author.

Please begin your cover letter with a statement like that:

“I am a [first or second] generation immigrant to [the name of your new country].”

Without such statement your entry will be disqualified. Sorry.

We don’t care where you came from, or where you now live; just that the two aren’t the same. What we do care about—passionately—is the quality of your fiction, and the plot and length of your stories. Your stories should be about immigration, but the theme can be interpreted broadly. Writers will receive a modest honorarium payment, and a print edition of the finished book if they live in the US, or an electronic edition if they live on more far-flung soil.

Submit here.

Via: Vestal Review


December 31, 2019