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Writers Wanted: Anthology Opportunities

Last updated: March 26, 2024 – Check back for future updates

An anthology is a collection of literary works, often centered around a common theme or subject. At Winn Publications, we’re passionate about creating anthologies that showcase the diverse voices and talents of writers from around the world.

Submissions Are Now Open For The Following Anthologies

"Harlem Reimagined: Poetry and Artistry in the Age of Awakening Anthology"

“Harlem Reimagined” invites you on a journey of creative exploration, celebrating the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance while embracing the diverse voices and experiences of today. Through poetry and artistry, we seek to illuminate the enduring legacy of this transformative era and inspire new waves of cultural awakening.

"Midnight Musings: Haunting Stories to Keep You Awake Anthology"

Brace yourself for a spine-tingling journey into the realm of horror with our anthology of chilling short stories. Explore the depths of fear and suspense as authors unleash their darkest imaginings, promising thrills, twists, and nightmares that will haunt your dreams.

"Chronicles of Change: Fictional Tales Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic Anthology"

Reflect on the tumultuous year of 2020 with our anthology of historical fiction, capturing the stories, struggles, and resilience of individuals amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. From tales of isolation to acts of solidarity, journey through fictional narratives inspired by real-world events.

What's The Process?

We begin by collecting submissions from our contributors, followed by sending acceptance letters to authors whose work has been selected. Submissions are then edited, and authors sign off on their contributions. Next, we publish the anthology on Amazon, and finally, we actively promote and share the anthology. It’s an ongoing process, and while there’s no pressure to share, having your name potentially included inside encourages spreading the word to friends and family. All contributors’ names will be listed as participants, allowing them to claim the book and have it listed under their Amazon Author Central Account if applicable.

What are the benefits?

Inclusion

Each accepted submission will be featured in the anthology, ensuring visibility and recognition for the author.

Professional Editing

Authors will receive professional editing and feedback to refine their work and ensure high-quality storytelling.

Formatting

The anthology will be professionally formatted for publication, maintaining consistency and readability across all submissions.

Publication

Authors will have the opportunity to be published in a reputable anthology, expanding their audience and credibility as writers.

Royalties

Authors will be entitled to a share of royalties generated from anthology sales, providing potential long-term financial benefits.

Promotion

The anthology will be actively promoted through marketing campaigns, increasing exposure and readership for all contributors.

General Submission Details

  • Early bird Submissions fee: $200 USD. The submission fee covers the publishing expenses, including book cover design, book formatting, advertisement of the anthology, and marketing campaigns.
  • Limited Submissions: Each anthology is only accepting 10 contributors. Once we have reached this limit, submissions will be closed.
  • Guaranteed Submission Policy: Paying the registration fee of $200 for early submissions or $300 after a set date guarantees your work’s inclusion, provided it meets our requirements. In the event that your submission is not accepted, your money will be refunded. 
  • Co-authored/ Collaborations: Manuscripts that are co-authored or co-created are welcomed and only one entry fee is needed. Therefore, only one spot will be taken by co-authors and only 10% of royalties will be paid out to the co-authors. Payment will be made to the primary author who enters the two.  
  • Royalties to Contributors: Contributors will receive 10% royalties.
  • Retail Price to Readers: The retail price for readers is $15.00. 
  • Author Copies: Authors can purchase copies of the anthologies at 40% off the retail price, plus shipping. For example, if the retail price is $15.00, authors will receive a discount of 40%, resulting in a price of $9.00 per copy. They will be provided with a discount code to use when checking out from the Winn Publications website.
  • Publication Date: The publication date is to be announced. See individual anthologies for a targeted month for the release date.
  • Publisher & Copyrights Owner: Winn Publications holds the copyright for published works.
  • Format: Anthologies will be available as Amazon ebooks that are part of Kindle Unlimited and paperback copies.
  • Age Limit: Participants must be 18 years old or older to enter.
  • Original Work: All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. Poems that were shared on social media ARE NOT eligible. Please “put your best foot forward” and create original content. 
  • Simultaneous Submissions: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere, outside of Winn Publications.
  • Content Guidelines: Keep your content respectful and inclusive. We will not tolerate any work that promotes harmful stereotypes or perspectives, including racism, prejudice, bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, or ableism. Additionally, please refrain from submitting sexually explicit pieces, works highlighting extreme violence, or Instagram poems. We respect all religions/spiritual practices and do not accept pieces that put down one to glorify another. We also do not accept any work that promotes or mentions abuse of children or adults, regardless of the purpose or mission of the content to the writer. 
  • Copyrights: We ask for exclusive first worldwide print and electronic rights for up to three months from the date of publication and non-exclusive rights to include published works in our archive indefinitely. We would like to be the first to publish your submission. After three months, you are free to redistribute it. It will be a part of our collection forever.

Submissions Guidelines and Details for "Harlem Reimagined"

Percentage of Opportunity Remaining:
100%

Early Bird Submission Fee: $200.00 

Submission Fee after April 30: $300

Submission deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024, 11:59 PM EST OR after we receive our last /10th submission.

Publications Month: July, 2024. Exact date to be determined.

Theme: Submissions should capture the essence of the Harlem Renaissance while reflecting contemporary themes, issues, and perspectives.

Genre: We welcome poetry and artwork inspired by the Harlem Renaissance era, exploring topics such as identity, culture, social justice, and artistic expression.

Format: Poetry submissions should be no longer than 1000 words per poem. Artwork submissions should be high-resolution images in JPG or PNG format.

Submission Ideas:

Poetry: Craft poems that evoke the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance while addressing contemporary themes such as racial justice, cultural identity, love, resilience, and community.

Artwork: Create visual art pieces that pay homage to the vibrant aesthetics of the Harlem Renaissance era while offering a modern interpretation. This could include paintings, illustrations, digital art, collage, photography, and mixed media.

Collaborations: Consider collaborative projects that combine poetry and visual art to explore the intersection of language and imagery. Collaborate with other artists or poets to create cohesive and engaging pieces. 

Personal Reflections: Share personal stories, anecdotes, or reflections inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and its influence on your own life and creativity.

By adhering to these submission guidelines and exploring diverse ideas and perspectives, contributors can contribute to a rich and dynamic anthology that honors the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance while embracing the cultural evolution of our time.

Submissions Guidelines and Details for "Midnight Musings"

Percentage of Opportunity Remaining:
100%

Early Bird Submission Fee: $200.00

Submission Fee after May 30: $300

Submission deadline: Friday, June 14, 2024, 11:59 PM EST OR after we receive our last /10th submission

Publications Month: September,  2024. Exact date to be determined.

Theme: “Midnight Musings” invites submissions that explore the mysteries, contemplations, and enchantments of the night. Writers and artists are encouraged to delve into the realms of imagination, dreams, and nocturnal ponderings, capturing the essence of midnight musings in their creations.

Genre: We welcome poetry, short stories and artwork that embrace the supernatural, fantastical, and mysterious aspects of the night. Submissions may include elements of horror, fantasy, magical realism, and speculative fiction, allowing contributors to explore themes such as dreams, nightmares, ghosts, folklore, and the unknown.

Format: Short stories should be between 1,000 to 7,500 words, allowing for immersive storytelling within the confines of the anthology format. Artwork submissions should be high-resolution images in JPG or PNG format, depicting scenes, characters, or concepts inspired by the theme of “Midnight Musings.”

Submission Ideas:

Short Stories: Craft compelling narratives that transport readers into the realms of darkness, mystery, and magic. Explore themes such as haunted places, eerie encounters, supernatural phenomena, and the thin veil between reality and the unknown.

Artwork: Create visual interpretations of nocturnal scenes, mysterious landscapes, supernatural creatures, and haunting imagery. Utilize various mediums such as digital art, illustrations, paintings, and mixed media to evoke the atmosphere of midnight musings.

Collaborations: Consider collaborative projects that combine short stories and artwork to weave immersive tales of mystery and intrigue. Collaborate with other writers or artists to create cohesive and captivating narratives that blend words and visuals seamlessly.

Spooky Poems: Craft evocative poems that explore the darker side of the night, embracing themes of fear, wonder, and enchantment. Get into the realms of ghosts, shadows, dreams, and the unknown, creating poetic vignettes that linger in the mind long after reading.

By embracing these submission guidelines and exploring the depths of midnight musings, contributors can contribute to a spellbinding anthology that transports readers into the enchanting world of the night.

Submissions Guidelines and Details for "Chronicles of Change"

Percentage of Opportunity Remaining:
100%

Early Bird Submission Fee: $200.00

Submission Fee after July 30: $300

Submission deadline: Friday, Sept.6 , 2024, 11:59 PM EST OR after we receive our last /10th submission. 

Publications Month: November,  2024. Exact date to be determined.

Theme: “Chronicles of Change: Fictional Tales Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” invites submissions that use the COVID-19 pandemic as a thematic backdrop for fictional storytelling. Writers and artists are encouraged to explore imaginative narratives, speculative futures, and fictional worlds inspired by the pandemic, offering creative interpretations of how the crisis has reshaped societies, individuals, and the world at large.

Genre: We welcome submissions in various fictional genres, including science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, speculative fiction, magical realism, and more. Writers and artists have the freedom to craft imaginative stories and artwork that engage with the themes of the COVID-19 pandemic while exploring diverse genres and narrative styles.

Format: Short stories should be between 1,000 to 7,500 words, allowing for immersive storytelling and world-building within the context of the pandemic. Poetry submissions can vary in length and form, offering lyrical and evocative expressions of fictional worlds and characters influenced by the pandemic. Artwork submissions should be high-resolution images in JPG or PNG format, offering visual interpretations of fictional settings, characters, and scenarios inspired by the pandemic.

Submission Ideas:

Short Stories: Craft captivating narratives set against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, exploring fictional worlds, characters, and scenarios shaped by the crisis. Use the pandemic as a thematic element to drive plot development, character arcs, and world-building, offering imaginative perspectives on how societies and individuals navigate life during a global health crisis.

Poetry: Write evocative poems that transport readers to fictional realms, offering glimpses into the emotional, psychological, and societal dimensions of living through a pandemic in fictional worlds. Explore themes of resilience, transformation, survival, and hope through poetic language and imagery, capturing the essence of fictional tales amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artwork: Create visual representations of fictional settings, characters, and scenarios inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic, offering imaginative interpretations of how the crisis influences fictional worlds and narratives. Use various artistic mediums and styles to convey the mood, atmosphere, and themes of fictional tales set against the backdrop of a global health crisis.

Collaborations: Consider collaborative projects that combine storytelling, poetry, and artwork to create immersive and multidimensional fictional worlds. Collaborate with other writers or artists to weave interconnected narratives, explore diverse perspectives, and offer imaginative insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fictional societies, cultures, and individuals.

By embracing these submission guidelines and engaging with the themes of the COVID-19 pandemic in fictional contexts, contributors can contribute to a captivating anthology that showcases the power of storytelling to inspire, entertain, and provoke thought amid challenging times.