So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Call for Submissions - Poetry and Flash Fiction

My friends at FutureCycle Press are calling for poetry and flash fiction submissions now. Take this opportunity to send in your work Diane Kistner and Robert S. King put out good books. Check out their website below.

Call for Submissions

FutureCycle Press is now reading poetry and flash fiction written in the English language for books, chapbooks, and anthologies to be published globally in both print-on-demand and Kindle ebook formats. We read year-round, simultaneous submissions are okay, and we try to respond within three months or less. Detailed guidelines and to submit: Catalog: (Tip: Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature is a great free way to get a feel for what we like. Also see our Good Works and Archives tabs and Free Kindle Saturdays promotions.)


In 2013, FutureCycle Press introduced its Good Works projects, thematic anthologies with all proceeds donated to a related worthy cause. Previously published work is considered if all English-language print and digital rights have reverted to the author and a credit to the original publisher is provided.
Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai.Poems in honor, and in the spirit, of the young Pakistani girl shot on October 9, 2012, by the Taliban for bravely advocating for the education of girls in her region. Malala was runner-up for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year and has been nominated for a Nobel prize. We will publish this anthology to commemorate Malala Day, November 10, as declared by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: August 1.
Homeland: Writings About Homelessness. Poetry and flash fiction on the theme of homelessness with an emphasis on understanding. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: None.
Our Place: Writings About the Earth. Poetry and flash fiction dealing with themes of the environment, climate change, humans in the context of our ecosystems, etc. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: None.
Metamorphosis: Writings About Aging. Poetry and flash fiction on aging: the good, the bad, the ugly, the transcendent. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: None.


Our tastes in poetry are eclectic; we ask only that you send fresh, well-honed work that hangs together well as a book. Our flash fiction line presents quick reads that can be serious or light-hearted, irreverent or quirky, fantastic or futuristic, or just plain fun. Include an acknowledgments page and bio with your submission. Reading Fee: $15. Deadline: None.


Our Selected Poems series will feature contemporary poets with a substantial body of work to their credit. Reading Fee: $15. Deadline: None.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Glenda. Note the Malala anthology is closed. The anthology, in production now, will be published October 9, the anniversary of her shooting by the Taliban, instead of on November 10. (November 10, by the way, is actually not Malala Day. We got this info from a Wikipedia entry, which was later corrected. Thanks for the reminder to fix it on our web site!)

  2. Thanks, Diane, for updating this info. I hope my readers will submit to your upcoming anthologies.

  3. Thanks, Glenda, for posting the information about Future Cycle Press on
    your Writers Circle blog. I've been meaning to publish a chapbook of
    poems specifically about my care giving experiences. Now, I think I may
    have found a publisher. By the way, Blogger still appears to be broken
    or I would have commented there.

    Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of
    We Shall Overcome
    How to Build a Better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a
    Family Caregiver
    "You've got to get up every morning, put a smile on your face, and show
    the world all the love in your heart." Carole King

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