Origin Stories: An Anthology of Beginnings
Call for Submissions
Origin Stories is a new anthology from Forest Publications examining creations and beginnings.
We're looking for new writing on these themes, perhaps involving a personal genesis story, the beginning of a universe, or the start of a business, job, or relationship.
We’re interested in any moment that changed the course of things.
Forest Publications is excited to see how writers will approach and interpret this topic.
We are accepting prose and poetry submissions.
Contributors for this collection do not need to reside in the UK.
The anthology will be distributed throughout the UK and promoted & marketed through Forest’s wide networks. Upon publication, Forest will organize online and/or in person launches in Edinburgh and beyond.
Forest is a recognised arts charity. All profits will go to supporting artistic projects. Forest is eager to support emerging artists, group shows, experimental work, multi-media and performance art as well as fine art. As such, contributors will not be paid. They will receive a copy of the book.
Thank you for your interest in this project! We look forward to reading your work.
Olivia Thomakos & Vidisha Ghosh (co-editors)
– SUBMISSION GUIDELINES –
Poetry submissions can consist of up to 3 poems, totalling no more than 5 pages.
In the case of multiple poems, please send them within a single text document starting a new page for each poem.
Prose submissions can run to 1,500 words, but no more. Please only send one prose submission.
Work should be submitted as a .docx file accompanied by a PDF for more experimental layouts.
Sticking to Standard Manuscript Format isn’t essential, but please format your work in 12 point Times New Roman font unless using a different size or font style is integral to the piece(s) submitted.
Submit your work using the file name format of: firstname_surname_[nature of the work].
For example, olivia_thomakos_poetry.
Writers may submit both prose and poetry if they wish.
All work must be previously unpublished both in print and online. Work may be published later in collections or in publications that accept previously published work as long as Forest receives acknowledgement for the original publication. We will respond to you within 3 months of the deadline.
Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Origin Stories Submission,” by 11:59 pm on 31st January 2022. In the email, please let us know what kind of work you are submitting and include an artist bio not exceeding 150 words.