Open Submissions for The Versus Anthology

26 April 2008

Versus is a collection of works based on the theme of pitting iconic characters or forces against one another (for example, “Jesus VS Thor” or “Adolph Hitler VS Grendel”); this anthology is edited by Josh Woods and is set for release in the spring of 2009 by Press 53 (please visit at ). Versus already includes a great host of writers, such as Pinckney Benedict, Michael Kimball, Margaret McMullan, Kyle Minor, Andrew Scott, Curtis Smith, Susan Woodring, and many others, but we have also
held a few spots open in order to give everyone interested the opportunity to join this anthology, so here is that opportunity.

We’re looking mostly for short fiction of around 1,000-1,500 words, but Versus is open to longer works as well as poetry, creative non-fiction, short screenplays, flash fiction, graphic novel pages, and even hybrid genres. Submissions can be previously published elsewhere as long as the writer has, or can
obtain, (re)publication rights. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed, but due to the volume of submissions we will be unable to communicate about individual manuscripts other than to indicate that they are accepted or rejected. We will not respond prior to the submission deadline.

The deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2008.

Please send submissions by email attachment in Microsoft Word compatible format or as Adobe PDF to , or submit by mail with SASE to:

Versus Anthology
Faner Hall 2390, MC 4503
SIU Carbondale
1000 Faner Hall
Carbondale, IL 62901

Cover letter is optional, but please include your name and email address on each page of the manuscript. For these few remaining spots in Versus, we are setting our focus on new, emerging, and innovative writers. For further details on what a Versus piece is, or even for the option of getting assigned a set of characters for your Versus piece, please visit


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