Two Fiction collections, each by one author, will be selected for our Fall 2017 e-chapbook series, to be published in September and November, online and in epubs. Payment: $100 plus epub (Kindle and Smashwords) royalties. In addition, some authors may receive Honorable Mentions and have a story from their collection considered for publication in our annual anthology.
Stories may be flash or longer, from 500 up to 5,000 words* each,
totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 25,000 words
for the collection. We would like a minimum of five stories, but no
more than 15 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would
be a plus if they belong together for some reason, be it theme, location
or character/s. We will also consider novel excerpts.
*Quality trumps word count.
Submit your best work only. Each story should be original and
compelling. No genre fiction, please, unless a story is good enough to
At least one-fourth of any collection should be previously unpublished. In the cover letter, indicate which, if any pieces, were previously published and where.
Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but only one submission per author. Please notify Wordrunner
eChapbooks if your collection, or any part of it, is accepted elsewhere.
Submit ONE FILE (Word doc or docx, RTF, ODT or WordPerfect), which includes
a title for the collection and a list of contents, followed by the
Please do NOT include identifying information anywhere in the manuscript, as the readings will be blind.