Publish Your Short Story

Publication in an anthology is a fantastic way to show your work to a wide range of readers who might not yet be familiar with your work. Anthology readers are serious consumers of literary gems, and a chance to sparkle in front of them is coveted among authors.

SOOP’s publishing model is interactive. We call it Author Driven Publishing. In order to earn a spot in one of our anthologies, you must garner 25 votes, thus proving your short story’s appeal to readers as well as your commitment to promoting it alongside us and your fellow authors in a team effort. You’ll also need to pass a manuscript evaluation.

We are currently accepting submissions for three anthologies with more in the works. 

“Women Write Now: Women in Trauma” is a curated anthology. We are honored to be working with Edna White on this project. Edna envisions a collection of intimate stories of women processing trauma, re-building self-esteem, and working through healthy, sustained recovery. This book will empower and raise awareness. It’s an opportunity for women who have experienced and overcome trauma to give hope to others. This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 4,000 words in length. Please ensure that your story is similar to one of these examples.

‘Alive From the Core: An Anthology of Men Who Have Dared to Discover Their Purpose and Commit to Serve From It’ What’s your purpose? Would you know it if it stared you in the face? To behold a man living and working from his purpose is to witness courage, passion, vulnerability, and a strength all in one that defies all logic. It’s bountifully inspiring – he’s in touch with a full complement of his emotions while able to exercise astounding agency in the world to give his gifts and make the impact worthy of his one, precious life. He knows himself on a level most don’t dare pursue and plays with life, love, and business in an expansive way. He knows why he’s here on the planet. This is what he serves from. It anchors him. What happens to a man, his health, his relationships, his impact – when he honors his purpose and lives from it? In this collection of 40 stories from men across the world, we learn how men navigate their purpose, peer into their relationships, career and business, and learn how the world is better for their commitment in being unabashedly true to exactly why they’re here in the world. This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 4,000 words in length. Please ensure that your piece addresses these questions.

“Who Will Save the Hero: Tales of Chosen Ones Slaying the Demons Within” is a curated anthology. We’re so excited to be working with KristaLyn A. Vetovich on this book. KristaLyn is a particularly prolific author and was one of the anchor authors in 25 Servings of SOOP Volume I. The anthology will focus on fantasy or sci-fi stories with themes dealing with the coping with or integration of mental/emotional health related subjects. This anthology can accomodate pieces up to 4,000 words in length.

This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 4,000 words in length.

Please submit your short story as a .pdf file to ensure that it is received properly. If you have trouble with the form, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Submit Your Short Story

  • What is the title of your short story?
  • A brief summary of your short story.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx, rtf, Max. file size: 100 MB.
    Upload a self-proofread, self-edited copy of your Short Story / Contribution. If you are submitting a poetry collection, please be sure to attach it as a single document to aid our Curators in reviewing each poem individually as well as in light of it being part of a collection. Please note that the voting pages only display the author's synopsis. We use the submitted story for a manuscript evaluation once the Idea has gotten at least 25 votes. We don't display the story itself as a lot of publishers won't offer contracts for anything that has been previously displayed online. If we offer you a contract and you don't decide to publish with us, we'd still want you to have as many publishing options available to you as possible.
  • Please select Genre for your Short Stroy
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    Please provide the name of one indie bookstore in your region that may be interested in carrying copies of an anthology should you be published in it.
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    Please provide the names of the first twenty people who would buy copies of an anthology should you be published in it.
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    Please provide the name of someone who may be willing to write a positive Amazon review for the anthology should you be published in it.
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  • What is your email address?
  • Please provide your first and last names.
  • Submissions are open to all countries.
  • By submitting a social media account handle, we can tag you with announcements/updates on your short story.
  • You may view the Anthology Program Terms and Conditions at:

*Submission of this form does not guarantee your book will be published by Something or Other Publishing, LLC. All interactions and statements related to the SOOP Anthology Program are bound by the SOOP Anthology Terms and Conditions.


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