Submission Guidelines

WPC Press

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Qualifications

  • Entries must be applicable to the theme of the anthology or they will not be considered.

  • Stories must adhere to the indicated word limits (see book title on the Submissions page for details.) This never includes the title.

  • All entries must be original works by the author, written in English. Any plagiarism (including the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters, or settings — this includes fanfiction) will result in immediate disqualification and exclusion from all WPC Press publications. 

  • Entries may not have been previously published in professional media.

  • No excessive violence or sexual content. These stories will be immediately rejected.

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Submission Requirements

  • Your documents must be in Microsoft Word format. Please no PDFs or Google Docs links. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting .pages formats. (Note: If you don't have Word, please visit this page for instructions on how to convert Google Docs to Microsoft Word format.) 

  • Use Times New Roman or Arial font, 12 point. 

  • Double-space your submissions. No indents. No tabs.

  • Please edit fully for grammar and punctuation, as this highly influences our selections. 

  • Include a header in your document containing your author name, email address, story title, word count, and the publication title you're submitting to.

  • Include your name, pen name, submission title, and author bio (up to 100 words) in the body of your email. PLEASE NOTE if your name or pen name that you submit with does not match the name displayed on your Facebook account that has membership in the main Writing, Prompts, and Critiques group, you MUST include your Facebook name and profile link in your submission email. Failure to do so will result in a submission rejection.

  • The subject line of your email should read, "ANTHOLOGY NAME, Story Title, Author Name."

  • The file name of your document should include the title of your story. 

  • All entries must be submitted before midnight EST on the indicated deadline date. Please refer to the submission deadline countdown on the Open Submissions page.

  • Co-authored pieces will be considered to up to two authors participating only for stories over 1,000 words.

  • FOR DRABBLES ONLY: We will consider up to 5 pieces from each author, regardless of genre. Submit one at a time. Do not send another entry until you've received a response to the previous one.

  • FOR STORIES 100 WORDS+: We will consider up to 2-3 pieces from each author, regardless of genre and depending on the submission call. Please read the submission guidelines carefully. Submit one at a time. Do not send another entry until you've received a response to the previous one.

Publication

  • Emails confirming receipt of your story will be sent within 72 hours of your submission.

  • Responses will be sent out by email within 4 weeks of submission.

  • For our current anthologies, compensation will be a digital copy of the book​ and discounted paperback copies.

  • Please be advised, WPC Press will NEVER charge entry fees for any publications.

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