Calls/Guidelines


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

We anticipate a new (sixth) themed paperback anthology: Literary Veganism: Writing by, for, and About Vegans.

The title and subtitle say it all. But if you need more, answer this question: What does it mean to be a vegan who writes? When you become vegan you look at everything in the world differently. Write about that. Surprise us. You do not have to be a vegan to submit, but we think it would help. Humorous submissions are welcome.

We are looking for high-quality poetry, fiction, and perhaps creative non-fiction addressing the many aspects of veganism – whether animal rights, a changing climate, social attitudes, cultural differences, or food/eating. Because of the high volume of submissions we were fortunate to be very selective in our last two anthologies, Being Human and Puzzles of Faith and Patterns of Doubt. Depending on the number and quality of submissions, we hope we can be as selective with Literary Veganism. We expect publication at some point in 2021, so the deadline is 1 September 2020. Please be patient since we work carefully and methodically.

To continue this work during and after paperback publication, an affiliated online journal called Literary Veganism has been established at https://www.litvegan.net/  Just to be clear, we are envisioning the journal as a conduit to paperback publication.

If you are interested in submitting an academic article, please contact ebibliotekos@gmail.com with ASEBL in the subject line since the paperback is only literary writing.

Before submission, please query the editor, Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D., at
ebibliotekos@gmail.com with “Bibliotekos Anthology” in the subject line. Tell us a little about yourself. Suspicious emails will be automatically deleted, and no unsolicited attachments are ever opened. 

To get a sense of what we like and publish, please refer to our previous anthologies listed on this website under the catalogue tab.

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General Information/Guidelines

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, but are interested in all genres. 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, finished work.

Please query the publisher (with a clear subject line) at: ebibliotekos@ gmail.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).


SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:

Query First: ebibliotekos@gmail.com - That’s the first step so we get a sense of who you are. Thereafter, if we invite you to submit, follow the instructions below, 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 compact fiction, micro drama, or a cluster of a few short poems. Send text pasted into an email to ebibliotekos@ gmail.com – only after you have been invited to do so. 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, and please be patient as we give your work full consideration. It takes time to arrange the literary works in a context where they play off each other.

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. If there is any question about copyright ownership, we will not publish.

We prefer fiction with a good story line and sympathetic characters. Do not use real names of real people; we cannot be responsible for any action that might subsequently occur from your revealing, without permission, true identities. We prefer concretely imagistic and not abstract poetry.

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 or related sites will have its own URL and remain on the web as long as the 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. In fact, we have probably given away more copies of our books than we have sold. However, authors whose work is accepted for paperback publication will receive one copy of the finished book.

Since we are a micropublisher, we do not have a distributor; but the books are available from online sellers and can be ordered by bookstores from Ingram.

Contact/Query us at: ebibliotekos@gmail.com 

[This page is periodically updated. Last update December 2019]***