Time for Another Call


Smoking Pen Press will be issuing a Call for Submissions for a short story anthology for our Read on the Run series. The theme for this next anthology is Time Travel.  Yes, we already have an anthology of time travel stories (The Trouble with Time Travel), but that was four years ago, and who doesn’t need more time?

We welcome stories involving all types and aspects of time travel, and we are open to all genres – Sci-Fi, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure.

Multiple submissions accepted. Simultaneous submissions permitted, but please let us know immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere. Reprints are NOT accepted; please confirm  in your submission email  that this is not a reprint.  All selected stories will be edited before publication.

The Call for Submissions will be open from September 9-October 21, 2024. 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 spp@smokingpenpress.com as an attachment. 

Stories submitted before September 9, 2024 or after October 21, 2024 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, whether we accept the manuscript or not.  We don’t have a specific end date for decisions, but we will keep you informed throughout the process.

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



Reprints: Not accepted

Submissions accepted: September 9 – October 21, 2024

Theme: Time travel

Genre: Open

Word count: 1,200 to 6,000 words

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



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