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EastOver Anthology of Rural Stories: Writers of Color

EastOver Press is accepting previously published short stories for a forthcoming anthology. The stories should have been published in 2021 or 2022. Submit here by June 15.

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. 

Erika T. Wurth will serve as guest editor.

Submissions should be no more than 25 pages or 7500 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. Send questions to

About the Journal & Press

Cutleaf is an online literary journal with an annual print anthology. We welcome unsolicited and unpublished original poetry, short stories, essays, and other nonfiction in English from established and emerging writers. 

Cutleaf is open for submissions once per year in each genre.  To be informed about reading periods, please subscribe to our newsletter on the Cutleaf website.

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