Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wanted: Conceived and Written!

Submissions are once again open for Open Heart Publishing's short story anthology, An Honest Lie!

The theme for this year's volume, Volume 4 is Petulant Parables.

Sounds fun, eh? Here's the scoop!

(Official Guildelines follow below.)

We are accepting submissions in the areas of fiction, well written misadventures from real life, and blatant lies that are fun and entertaining..

We’re looking for …

… the ironies in life

… the serendipity of it all

… the epitome of adventure

… the power of imperviousness

… the pull of naivety

… the view from a different angle

… the mix of mood, moment, and movement

… the wretched truth

… a clever lie

… the humor inside

… the mockery of it all

We’re looking for the perspective.

The subject is up to you.

(Please keep it clean. No political commentaries, testimonials, religious manifestos, travelogues, or poetry.)

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Submissions should be at least 3000 words in length and no more than 6,000 words total, submissions will be disqualified for not meeting minimum or exceeding maximum word count requirements.

All submissions should be sent in .doc (Word 97-2003), .docx (Word 2007 and above), or preferably, in .odf (Open Office).

(Open Office is free to download at You will find that it is quick to download, easy to use, and virtually identical to Word.)

Please use a legible 14 pt font, with page numbers in the top right corner.

Your story document should be attached to the email. Do not copy and paste the text into the body of your email.

Please include title and author name on all pages submitted.

Include the following information with your submission:

Full Legal Name

Nom de Plume

Email and Regular Mail Addresses


A Short Bio (about 100-200 words)

E-mail your submissions to:

Deadline for Submissions is March 15 2012.

Limit of two pieces for consideration unless asked for more.

Please also let us know how you heard about us!

If you would like to read any of our other volumes to get an idea of what type of material we are looking for, go to

For all other inquiries regarding submission formatting please visit our FAQ, located at the official anthology website:

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Public engagements associated with this publication are for promoting the book and for promoting you as an author.

Pay for published authors will be based on royalty accrued via sales of merchandise, books sold, and attendance at public engagements.

The most popular author from each anthology will receive a book contract with Open Heart Publishing!

Attendance at public engagements is not mandatory.

All travel and travel associated expenses are author’s responsibility.

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We are also seeking illustrators for this and other projects. Please e-mail us at for further details concerning illustrations. Pay structure for original art will be based on the project it is for.

Good luck, and have fun!

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