2018 submissions update

Hello all! A pair of submission window updates:

First, We’ve pushed back our 15 March window to 1 April, ending 15 April. We’re specifically looking for Halloween, Dinovember, and Winter Holiday stories during this submission period. Check out the complete schedule for details.

Finally, don’t forget that our Banned Books Week window will be in May! 2018’s theme is Libraries.

With a library you are free, not confined by temporary political climates. It is the most democratic of institutions because no one – but no one at all – can tell you what to read and when and how.” – Doris Lessing

People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.” – Saul Bellow

A good library can give you answers to the questions you never knew you had. A good librarian can open doors to worlds you never knew existed. Send us your stories of books that need reading, of the hidden tomes that wait for just the right reader, and of characters in search of their story. Tell us about the heroism of librarians, the power of walls and shelves, of hold requests and index cards, and the truths they safeguard.

Maximum length 3000 words. We’re looking for shorter pieces this year – choose your words wisely! Full guidelines to follow next month.