Anti-Gun anthology now open for submissions

Anti-Gun anthology now open for submissions

Starting immediately, Black Heart is CLOSED to regular submissions until August 1st. Read on for information on how to submit to our Anti-Gun anthology instead.

In the wake of only our latest most-deadly shooting here in the U.S. – the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting that left 50 dead and more wounded – we feel it’s time to take action.

No more “thoughts and prayers.”

No more fuzzy sentiments.

No more excuses.

No more bullshit.

We’re looking for stories to include in an Anti-Gun anthology, which will wholly benefit the Gun Safety Lobby. (See Everytown for Gun Safety for more info on our proposed beneficiary.)

What We Need

  • Short Stories or Personal Essays of 2,500 words or less that relate in some way to themes of gun violence, gun control, the NRA and gun lobbies/lobbyists – please, no revenge fantasies; we are looking for anti-gun sentiments here
  • Poems of any length on the same subjects (epics are discouraged, but do take as much space as you need to say what you feel) APOLOGIES, BUT AS OF JULY 2, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING POEMS, DUE TO AN OVERABUNDANCE OF POETRY SUBMISSIONS
  • Reprints are welcome, so long as you hold the rights to the piece, and the publication date is at least a year old (just let us know where it was originally published in your cover letter)

Submission Deadline

July 31, midnight PST.

We plan to have the book published by September 2016 at the very latest.

How to Submit

Send your work to us via Submittable.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer your time and talent as a beta reader, cover designer, interior formatter (for print), proofreader, or similar, we also need your help! Please request to join our Facebook group to be kept in the loop for these opportunities.

Thanks for reading, and we look forward to working together to make a difference with this anthology.

(Featured image: “The Knotted Gun” via Flickr user Håkan Dahlström)