Become part of our annual anthology!
Short Story Submissions – Fiction
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The submissions for the 2019 edition of Dirigo Dreams is closed and we are currently working to notify all of our writers and work with them to create the content for our first anthology of Maine-based short stories.
Stay tuned and we’ll let you know as we get closer to our publication date.
Open to all subjects, all genres, and all writers, including students! Most entries run from 2,500 to 7,500 words, but we invite stories up to 10,000 words. It is our hope that either the writer or the content will have a direct connection to the state of Maine. If you are a current student in Maine (high school, college, or university), during the submission process, please indicate your class and the school where you are currently enrolled. You must be a matriculated, full-time student to submit a story as a student.
SELECTION RULES AND FEES:
We are looking for 20 stories to create our first annual anthology – submit yours and become part of the City View Press family.
We will promote you, your work, and our anthology with equal vigor. If selected, authors will be invited to our book launch, asked to send us a few words about your story and yourself, and become part of the press release we send to media companies throughout the state and New England. If you are a student, your school will be notified of your selection. But here’s the best news, we’ll pay you for your work.
Each selected writer, including students, will receive pro-rated royalties based on the number of copies of the anthology that are sold. By submitting a story, the writer agrees to allow City View Press to print their submission in our anthology, and future anthologies, but the writer will retain the future publishing rights to their accepted story and the writer is allowed to print the story in other publications once it has been published by City View Press.
Submission Fee: $0 (Yes, that means free!)
DEADLINE: July 31, 2019 (CLOSED)
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THOSE SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION: August 31, 2019
PROJECTED PUBLICATION DATE: October 31, 2019 – Happy Halloween!
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK: Only online submissions will be accepted. Please click on the button below to submit your work.
We look forward to reading your story!