Smoking Pen Press is pleased to announce a new Call for Submissions for a short story anthology for our Read on the Run series. We’re seeking stories about weather. But we aren’t interested in fair winds or ordinary weather, we are looking for Ill Winds, and Wild Weather. All fiction genres are considered.

Multiple submissions are 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, including the date/location of publication, and when rights reverted back to you. Original stories will be given preference over reprints.

All stories selected for this anthology – including reprints – will be edited before publication.

The Call for Submissions will be open from March 15 – April 30, 2023. Stories should be between 1,200 and 7,000 words. Submissions should be polished, (ie, not first draft) in Word (.doc or .docx) format, and written in English. Send to spp@smokingpenpress.com as an attachment.

Stories submitted before March 15 or after April 30 will not be considered. All stories submitted during the open Call will be acknowledged within three days of receipt. All authors will be notified of the status of their submission when a final decision is made.

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 you can email us at spp@smokingpenpress.com 


Submissions accepted: March 15 – April 30, 2023.

Theme: Weather

Genre: Open (fiction)

Word count: 1,200 to 7,000 words

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



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