Calls/Guidelines


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WE HAVE NO OPEN CALLS for writing at this time. 

If you wish to query the editor, contact Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D., at publisher AT ebibliotekos DOT com with Bibliotekos Inquiry in the subject line. Suspicious emails will be automatically deleted, and no unsolicited attachments are ever opened. 

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General Information/Guidelines

Editions Bibliotekos published themed literary anthologies but has no plans to do so in the future. Currently, we are focusing on using this website as a publishing platform. 

If you submit poetry, please submit no more than five (short) poems. Any submission of multiple poems should be made as one document.

We prefer literary fiction, and you may read any of our anthologies to see what we admire. We have published authors (their short stories) such as Rivka Keren (Pain and Memory, Common Boundary, and Being Human), Nahid Rachlin (Common Boundary and Battle Runes), Tim Nees (Pain and Memory and Common Boundary), John Guzlowski (Battle Runes), Thom Brucie (Battle Runes), Jeff Vande Zande (Being Human), Gary Guinn (Puzzles of Faith) – all very strong fiction writers. We want words that transform personal experience into something deep and enduring for many other readers. An emphasis on exploring the human experience from a pose that is not self-involved is preferred. Holding the reader’s attention from beginning to end is paramount. Good writing is a long process of re-writing and revision: send in finished work.

We publish in English, so submit in that language only. Submit your own, final work.

Please query the publisher (with a clear subject line) at: publisher@ebibliotekos.com  before submitting. We prefer to hear from you first; and then if we are interested, we will invite you to submit (and after careful consideration we will make a decision regarding acceptance/publication).
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SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:

Query First: publisher@ebibliotekos.com  - That’s the first step; thereafter, if we invite you to submit, follow these instructions, though an invitation to submit is not a guarantee of acceptance.  Please have a clear subject line; any suspicious emails will be deleted.

If after your query we invite you to submit, the submission must be prose fiction, micro drama, or creative non-fiction of about 2,000 words, or a cluster of a few short poems, sent as text pasted into an email to publisher@ebibliotekos.com  This email is used for screening purposes. If, after our invitation to read your work, we indeed want to publish your writing, we will ask for one Word document later.

We are not in the business of re-hashing work, so please do not submit work that has already been published elsewhere. Of course there might be exceptions.

If you submit something already published you must hold the copyright and have permission to re-publish; attribution to the original journal will be noted (and thus we’d need the journal name and date of publication). In most cases, authors hold rights to their work after it has been published in a small literary magazine or journal; you might not hold such rights if your work was published in a newspaper, large national journal, or a book. Check first, or better yet, get written permission for publication by Bibliotekos from the original publisher.

We prefer fiction, and therefore please do not use real names of real people, as we cannot be responsible for any action that might subsequently occur from your revealing, without permission, true identities.

There should be no pagination, no headers, no footers, no end notes, and no images in your text. Please make sure that your work has a title.

Reminder: provide a clear subject line, or else all emails will be deleted unread.

Terms: By the act of submitting work, the contributor agrees that, on acceptance, Bibliotekos acquires one-time and non-exclusive publication rights. That is, rights revert to the creator of the work upon publication, with the usual exception of  some acknowledgement given to Bibliotekos. Work published on the Bibliotekos site will have its own URL and remain on the web as long as the Bibliotekos site is live.

We do all of this work on a volunteer basis while maintaining full-time employment. We receive no compensation, and, as you can see, have no advertisements on the website. Therefore, authors are not paid, either.

Contact/Query us at: publisher@ebibliotekos.com



[This page is periodically updated. Last update June 2019]