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!

SOOP Anthology Program has been increasingly successful, garnering excellent reviews and critical acclaim. Our Author Driven Publishing Model is motivating writers every day to earn a spot in one of our anthologies.

SOOP can help you achieve your goals as a writer in several ways:

Publishing

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.

Marketing Resources

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.

Increasing your Visibility

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. SOOP will become increasingly interested in your work as your vote count increases and you promote your Short Story Idea accordingly. 

Your Short Story Idea must garner 50 votes to become eligible for an Anthology Project, proving your appeal to readers and your commitment to promoting it alongside your fellow authors. Once you’re up for entry, your story will 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 by Edna White.

She envisions a collection of intimate stories of women processing trauma, re-building self-esteem, and working through healthy, sustained recovery. The main goals of this book are to empower brave women who have experienced and overcome trauma and raise awareness around the subject. It’s a great opportunity for women looking to share their testimonies if they seek to inspire 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.

Who Will Save the Hero: Tales of Chosen Ones Slaying the Demons Within” is a curated anthology by KristaLyn A. Vetovich.

A particularly prolific author and one of the anchor authors 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.

Alive From the Core: An Anthology of Men Who Have Dared to Discover Their Purpose and Commit to Serve From It” is a curated anthology by Dr. Alise Cortez.

She personally wrote this abstract to encourage your submission:

“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 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 to 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.

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

  • 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.
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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.
  • 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: https://soopllc.com/anthology-program-terms/

*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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