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Call for Submissions: 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology



  • All writers of short fiction are encouraged to submit to the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology, regardless of nationality or location. There is no age requirement. We accept all genres.
  • Short stories must be written in English, as it is one of the world’s major languages. As it is an “Asian writing” anthology, the stories must be about all things Asian. This means that either the setting of the short story is in an Asian country, or the main character is Asian, or the short story deals with aspects of any Asian culture, etc.
  • For a list of all the Asian countries, consult this link on Wikipedia.

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and single-spaced, and may not exceed 5,000 words in length. The selected stories must be available for the end-of-year anthology and, therefore, must not have been published previously.
  • We do accept short stories that have been published online, but have not been published in print magazines, anthologies, or books. Nevertheless, writers need to include a link to the short story in their submission.
  • Stories must be submitted in Microsoft Word Document format, as an attachment. Do notsend your story in the body of an email.
  • In the subject line of your e-mail submission write your full name and the title of your short story.
  • Each story must be accompanied by one-paragraph bio written in the third person. Include author’s full name, age, nationality, published work, website, etc. This must be added at the end of your short story, in the same document. (You can attach to the body of the e-mail a recent photograph, too.)
  • If your short story contains foreign words, include them in a Glossary at the end of your story, with all the foreign words listed in alphabetical order. All these words must be italicizedin the body of your story.
  • Writers can submit only one short story.
  • We do accept simultaneous submissions, but the writer must notify us if a story is accepted for publication or wins an award prior to our publication.
  • All contributions accepted for publication will be subject to editing in collaboration with the author.
  • Payment will be set according to royalties, divided between all the writers in the anthology. Also, writers will receive a complementary e-copy of the book.
  • The last day for submitting short stories for the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology is November 30, 2011.
  • Submissions may solely be sent via e-mail to: naw.submissions[at]gmail[dot]com .
  • By submitting your short story to the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology you hereby agree to our Copyright clauses detailed below.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Use only Times New Roman point 12 for the body of the text, glossary, and bio. Make sure the text is single-spaced and justified.
  • Set all margins to 2.5 cm. Do not introduce any headers, footers, section divisions, etc., apart from page number.
  • Use bold for the main title and the author’s name only.
  • Indent all paragraphs of your text with one TAB. Do not leave one-line spaces between paragraphs (only if you desire to delineate such a pause in the course of your narrative).
  • Use “double quotation marks” for all quotations, use ‘single quotation marks’ only for “quotations ‘within’ quotations.” Make sure that all commas and periods are within quotation marks (,” or .” and not: ”, or ”.). Do not make two or more spaces between words or after a period instead of one.

Copyright Notice

  • Authors will retain the rights to their work, but will give New Asian Writing permission to publish their work on our website and in our end-of-year anthology.
  • After the work was published in the annual anthology, New Asian Writing will retain the copyright for one year.
  • Once accepted for publication in the end-of year anthology, writers cannot submit the same short story to any other online or print publication / competition as long as the copyright rests with New Asian Writing.
  • The copyright will return to the author on December 31, 2012.
  • By submitting your short story to the 2011 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology you hereby agree to the above copyright clauses.

Good luck and happy writing!