Microfiction/Prose Poetry Anthology – Call for Submissions

25 July 2009


I am co-editing a microfiction and prose poetry anthology with Jan Fortune-Wood at Cinnamon Press, and we are calling for submissions on any subject, under 600 words per piece. It is free to submit your work, and you may submit as many pieces as you wish. The anthology is due to be published in 2010. See below for more details.
Submission Call

We are looking for pieces of microfiction, sometimes called short short fiction or flash fiction, and pieces of prose poetry that tell a story in under 600 words. There is no minimum word limit.

Microfiction and prose poetry are very short prose pieces that harness a poetic world but still contain a story with a beginning, middle and end, and imply a lot more than their small structure can contain. They are flashes of something – an epiphany, perhaps – that often subvert expectation and work in a minimal structure. Some argue that there is a definitive boundary between prose poetry and microfiction, but you may submit either for this publication.

You may submit as many pieces as you wish, and those chosen will appear in a new Cinnamon microfiction and prose anthology to be published in late 2010, co-edited by Holly Howitt and Jan Fortune-Wood.

Submission Guidelines

Please read these carefully. Due to the large volume of submissions expected we will only be able to process those submissions that conform to the guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is 15th August 2009. Each piece must be no longer than 600 words. There is no minimum length.

Pieces can be on any subject and you may send several pieces, but please submit them as a single word attachment using a .doc or .rtf format.

You may not submit pieces that have been previously published in book form, but you may submit pieces that have been published online or in journals/magazines, as long as you own full copyright.

Submit pieces to both me at cinnamonanthology@googlemail.com, and Jan Fortune-Wood: jan@cinnamonpress.com with `microfiction anthology’ in the subject line. In the body of the email please type your name and location. Do not submit pieces to my personal email or as a comment on this post.

Submissions without virus protection will not be opened and read so please ensure your virus protection is up to date. We hope to inform everyone who has sent a submission of which pieces will be included by late November 2009. Please ensure that you inform us if your email address changes after sending the submission, or if you wish to withdraw a piece.

The decisions of the editors are final. All those whose work is selected will receive a copy of the anthology.

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