The Writing Journey is looking for authors to submit their flash fiction, short stories and poems for our 2016 anthology that explores the theme of the classics reimagined. We’re looking for stories that play with themes, characters, plots, and images from classic stories – fairy tales, folklore, hero myths, and mythologies through new eyes. You can stay as close or wander as far as you’d like. You can modernize stories, replace all the characters with dragons, put it on another planet, or in another time and place. You could genderbend the characters, break heteronormative or neurotypical norms. You could pull a single character from a classic story and put them in another story – another classic or one all your own. You could combine classic stories across time, place, and genre. Do whatever you want, so long as you are drawing from some classic story (classic does not have to mean well known, by the way). We’re looking for poetry and fiction (from micro-fiction to short stories up to about 3000 words). Stories should be PG-13.
If you are interested in participating in this anthology, please enter your information here: writingjourney.org/anthology12
For more information, contact the Editors: Awnna Marie Evans and Eleanor Roth at writingjourney.org/anthology2016
First meeting for authors (not mandatory):
- Saturday, January 16, 1:30-3:30 pm
- Woodridge Public Library
- Bring your laptop if you have one
- There will be a workshop on Critiquing in addition to discussion about the anthology
- Glen Ellyn Public Library
- The Shakespeare room is booked 1-4pm on the following dates: Jan 30, Mar 12, Apr 16, May 14.
- Plan to work on your stories (bring your laptop/notebook)
- There is room for 8-10 people in the room, so indicate if you are planning to attend.
- first drafts due Feb 15
- first round of inter-author critiques due Feb 29 (critiques will be assigned rather than free-for-all this year)
- three weeks to redraft: second drafts are due March 21
- two weeks for inter-author critiques: due April 4
- three weeks for rewrites: third draft due April 25
- final critiques due May 9
- final draft due May 30
- authors will divide costs involved in publication (e.g., fonts, cover design, book proofs) as agreed to by the authors
- authors will divide profits (minus 30% for the publisher) after costs have been recouped