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Call for Submissions: EastOver Anthology of Rural Stories: Writers of Color, Vol 2 (Deadline: December 15)

EastOver Press is accepting previously published short stories for a forthcoming anthology. The stories should have been published in 2021 or 2022.

The anthology will focus on BIPOC writers who live in or hail from rural or semi-rural locales in the United States and whose short stories feature characters living and/or working in rural or semi-rural spaces. In addition, we’ll also accept work from BIPOC writers who’ve spent a significant amount of time in rural or semi-rural locales and whose work might reflect those spaces.

You can learn about the inaugural volume of this annual anthology here. Erika T. Wurth will serve as guest editor for Volume 2.

Submissions should be no more than 25 pages or 7,500 words and may include up to three submissions per author or five submissions per editor of a literary journal.

Our payment to authors upon publication of the anthology is $100-$300.

See guidelines.

EastOver Press seeks work in English that responds to our common experience and reflects our differences. 

We focus on collections of short stories, essays, or poetry, though we are open to hybrid forms and genre-expanding work. 

We are interested in work by all writers, especially those historically underrepresented in literary publishing. 

To see the books published or forthcoming from the Press, please see our website at