Call for Submissions: Dust Off Your Published Stories

Posted on 24. May, 2011 by in Blog, Submissions

OPEN NOW: Call for Submissions

Have you published fiction, memoir or an essay up to 2,500 words?

Would you like to give it a second lease of life?

Second lives for short stories are an established literary tradition – some even have multiple incarnations – first in a literary journal, then an anthology and even, for the lucky few, adaptations into scripts for one-act plays or video.

We are looking for your favorites – the stories that, when you pick them off the shelf and read them again, you think, blimey, that is good.

Accepted stories will be excerpted on our ‘Authors’ page, along with links to the author’s website/blog, etc., announced on our FB page (over four million impressions) and in our Tweets, and the complete story will be included as a bonus in our free newsletter, LITERARY DELIGHTS, along with your bio.

There is no entry fee to submit, and we do not pay for these digital reprints, but accepted authors will receive a free eBook. In addition, if eChook’s thousands of readers in 84 countries (who love short stories) enjoy your work, they’ll follow the links to your site to read more. This is how authors in today’s social networking world build a platform – one reader at a time.

Please go to our Submissions page to submit and add to the title: ‘PUBLISHED STORY’. Please make note of where and when the piece was published.

DEADLINE: June 15th, 2011

There are currently two competitions open for unpublished stories (or those published online or in journals with less than 5,000 circulation.)

1. ‘Tis the Season, Vol 1. (Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza)
DEADLINE: September 30th, 2011. Entry fee $18. CLICK HERE TO PAY. All stories submitted to the contest will also be considered for publication in our other collections.

2. Memoir, Vol 2.
(Traditional memoir, or a blend of both fiction and memoir)
DEADLINE: December 1st, 2011. Entry fee $18. CLICK HERE TO PAY. All stories submitted to the contest will also be considered for publication in our other collections.
Word Count: 750 – 2,500 words.

FIRST PRIZE $175, SECOND PRIZE $150, THIRD PRIZE $125.
* Accepted authors will be published in the app and featured on the Authors page on eChook.com, as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feeds. (eChook has thousands of readers in 84 countries.) Details include story excerpt, author headshot, and links to author website, blog, Amazon, etc. Authors will also be featured in our email newsletter, LITERARY DELIGHTS. SIgn up for newsletter to the right or CLICK HERE.

* We will also publish a list of Honored Writers. We will notify all entrants when the list is posted on our Authors page.

2 Responses to “Call for Submissions: Dust Off Your Published Stories”

  1. Elizabeth Creith 27 May 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    Just checking – if I want to submit a story to echook, I pay $18, correct? Every time? Or do you have a process for fee-free submissions for which you pay if you publish?

    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

  2. Tessa 7 June 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Hi Elizabeth, We have two contests with cash prizes, ‘Memoir Vol. 2′ and ”Tis the Season’ – those have an entry fee of $18. We also have two free submissions: Dust Off Your Published Stories #2 and Showcase (for published or unpublished stories up to 2,500 words). These are free to enter and we do not pay but accepted authors will receive a free e-book as well as exposure to thousands of readers on our website & via Facebook/Twitter for their writing/blog, etc. Hope that answers your question. We look forward to reading your work!


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