Publish Your Short Story

Publishing a Short Story 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!

Our Anthology Program has been increasingly successful, garnering excellent reviews and critical acclaim. SOOP can help you achieve your goals as a writer in several ways:


We are a full-service commercial publishing company for authors whose books and short story ideas have the potential to draw an audience of at least 2,000 readers.


SOOP provides a wealth of information, ideas, resources, and advice to guide authors towards marketing success. It doesn’t matter whether you’re published traditionally or self-published, we can create a marketing plan to help you reach your goals.


When you work with SOOP, you take advantage of our unique Crowdsourcing Model. It focuses on marketing and promoting your Short Story Idea to invite close supporters and potential readers to vote for your story through a customized voting landing page.

People can find your Short Story Idea on our Voting Page, where our Marketing team will support you by targeting broader groups of readers through our social media channels. 

Annual Short Story Contest

After we found success with our anthology program, we launched our Annual Short Story Contest to provide a unique opportunity for aspiring authors to be published and take home cash prizes for fiction and nonfiction entries.


Your Short Story Idea must garner 50 votes to become eligible for an Anthology Project, proving your appeal to readers and commitment to promoting it alongside your fellow authors. Once you’re up for entry, your story must pass a manuscript evaluation, and our Director of Anthologies will become increasingly interested in your work as you promote your story accordingly. 

We are currently accepting submissions in these four anthologies, with more in the works: 


“Heaven and Hell Across History and Religions” is an anthology idea curated by Wade Fransson. From ancient civilizations to modern religions, people have explored the nature of the afterlife and the potential consequences of their actions during their lifetime. Our goal is to create an anthology that provides readers with a rich and nuanced exploration of the concept of heaven and hell throughout human history. This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 5,000 words in length.

Artificial Intelligence

“Artificial Morality: Exploring the Ethics of AI with Spiritual Teachings” is a curated anthology by Gilbert Hakim. Our moral compass is being tested by a world where technology is accelerating change beyond anything previously experienced by our species. The vision is to provide insightful and thought-provoking contributions around the complex ethics of AI and how spirituality can shape our technological future. This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 5,000 words in length.

Philosophy & Culture

“Cultural Journalism” is a curated anthology by Daniel Sanderson.  This project seeks to become a collection of articles, essays, and reports that examine various aspects of culture and its impact on society. It aims to provide a diverse and insightful perspective on the intersection of culture and journalism. This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 3,500 words in length.

Children’s Fiction

“Who Will Save the Hero: Tales of Chosen Ones Slaying the Demons Within” is a curated anthology by KristaLyn A. Vetovich. A  prolific author and one of the anchor writers in 25 Servings of SOOP Volume I, she envisions an anthology focused on fantasy or sci-fi stories with themes dealing with the coping with or integration of mental/emotional health-related subjects. This anthology can accommodate pieces up to 4,000 words in length.

Memoir & Autobiography

“Alive From the Core: Men Who Have Dared to Discover Their Purpose and Commit to Serve From It” is a curated anthology by Dr. Alise Cortez. Through the voices of 40 individuals from diverse backgrounds, this collection illuminates how men tackle the tasks of fulfilling their purpose, assessing their relationships, striving for professional success, and establishing a positive influence on societyThis anthology can accommodate pieces up to 4,000 words in length. 

Please submit your short story as a PDF file. If you have any trouble with the form, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Submit Your Short Story Idea

  • Similar to a blurb (marketing summary) that would appear on the back of a book.It should catch the interest of readers you send to your page, motivating them to vote for your Short Story Idea, much like the blurb on the back of a book is designed to help customers decide to buy it.
  • 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.
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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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  • Submissions are open to all countries.
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  • 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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