Yesterday, we posted a quick announcement about our upcoming “Dis/appearances” call for submissions. Unfortunately, the reading period dates on that posting were incorrect. We’ve updated the original posting with the correct dates (June 1st through June 15th). Apologies for any confusion. Full submission guidelines are coming soon!
Matt Tompkins’s Souvenirs and Other Stories hits shelves on June 15th.
To celebrate the book’s release, Matt Tompkins will be guest editing a special call for submissions. From June 1st to June 15th, submit flash fiction (1,000 words or fewer) centered around the theme “Dis/appearances.”
In Matt’s forthcoming book, the title story involves a number of souvenirs spontaneously appearing and gradually filling the narrator’s apartment. This call for submissions plays off that idea, but you can interpret the theme broadly. Your submission doesn’t necessarily need to be about the appearance (or disappearance) of objects, but the piece should include some form of unexpected arrival or departure.
Full guidelines will be posted within the next week or so. Start brainstorming now, and see if you can come up with a story that’ll knock Matt’s socks off. Hey, maybe you can write about disappearing socks?