Ends on October 15, 2017


A Collection of Short Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about what would happen if stranded on a deserted island. How did your character get there? Who is with your character? Is the island truly deserted or simply uncharted? Does your character die there, get rescued, or saves him/herself? How does your character survive? Can the island sustain life or is it depleted of natural resources?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let’s have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge?  Do they fall in love? We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3.500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: Octoberber 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early December 2017.

Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017.

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