Submissions invited for the 2023 ASSF anthology!
We’re seeking short story submissions for the 2023 ASSF anthology!
As part of the 2023 Australian Short Story Festival, we are launching an anthology of short stories that embodies the festival’s purpose: a celebration of the creative possibilities of short fiction in Australia. As such, we are currently seeking submissions from both established and emerging writers to be published in the anthology and launched at the festival in Adelaide, South Australia in November 2023.
What we’re looking for:
We are seeking previously unpublished stories that write to the theme of ‘strange.’ We’re talking about the stories in your repertoire that are hard to sum up, or that can’t be easily labelled by genre or tropes. Maybe the strangeness is in the content or the characters, or maybe it’s in the way you tell it—either way, we’d love to see it! Broad interpretations of the theme are not only welcome but encouraged. Above all, we want stories that are fresh, contemporary, and highly unique.
All selected contributors will be paid for their work.
Deadline: 5pm, December 16th, 2022
For more details and to submit, enter here.