We love to see work by established and previously unpublished writers. Depending on what you plan to submit, the guidelines are slightly different. If you have more than one category of work to submit, please do so in their respective separate categories.

We look forward to reading your work!

Beneath the Veil of Night is an anthology about dreams - literally. But not just dreams as they are... no. This anthology gathers art, poetry, short stories, and essays inspired by the dreams of the author. If your subconscious is overactively creative, this is the place for you!

Have an idea for an anthology theme? Say so in your submission and we will take the theme into consideration for one of our books!

This is a brand new project, so there aren't a whole lot of rules at this point. You may submit multiple pieces under one fee and there is no word count limit right now. Go crazy!

The only rule: works for this volume must be about or involve imaginary creatures. Genre can be anything. Whether you dream about extraterrestrials, living wormholes, or tiny, friendly dragons, this is the place for your creative works about creatures!

Deadline: None. Indefinite until I have enough submissions to publish a book.
Beneath the Veil of Night is an anthology about dreams - literally. But not just dreams as they are... no. This anthology gathers art, poetry, short stories, and essays inspired by the dreams of the author. If your subconscious is overactively creative, this is the place for you!

Have an idea for an anthology theme? Say so in your submission and we will take the theme into consideration for one of our books!

This is a brand new project, so there aren't a whole lot of rules at this point. You may submit multiple pieces under one fee and there is no word count limit right now. Go crazy!

The only rule: works for this volume must be about or involve flying. Genre can be anything. Whether you dream about airplanes, sprouting wings, or just being able to float, this is the place for your creative works about flying!

Deadline: None. Indefinite until I have enough submissions to publish a book.
Beneath the Veil of Night is an anthology about dreams - literally. But not just dreams as they are... no. This anthology gathers art, poetry, short stories, and essays inspired by the dreams of the author. If your subconscious is overactively creative, this is the place for you!

Have an idea for an anthology theme? Say so in your submission and we will take the theme into consideration for one of our books!

This is a brand new project, so there aren't a whole lot of rules at this point. You may submit multiple pieces under one fee and there is no word count limit right now. Go crazy!

The only rule: works for this volume must be about or involve another world. Genre can be anything. Whether you dream about stepping through a door into another dimension, underwater castles, or spherical worlds within our own, this is the place for your creative works about other worlds!

Deadline: None. Indefinite until I have enough submissions to publish a book.

PLEASE READ AND ADHERE TO ALL GUIDELINES!

For this upcoming Soul Vomit Anthology, the main topic is domestic violence reversed. This year, we want to focus on female abusers targeting men and emotional abuse, manipulation, guilt and fear tactics, mind-games, and the effects that can have on victims. We are also open to stories, poetry, essays, and art about how abuse can affect a wide range of people beyond the abuse victim. Other examples of "unexpected" abuse are also allowed - friendship abuse/manipulation, extended family, and so on - as long as it isn't the typical white trash drunk guy in a trailer park cliche.

Please note that we'll still consider & accept stories that aren't 100% on topic! Raising awareness is the top priority!

What we're looking for:

Poetry, short stories, prose pieces, and essays about domestic violence (emotional abuse, manipulation, etc.). Those who have been through emotional abuse with someone who utilizes mind-games and fear tactics to manipulate and coerce know that this kind of abuse is extremely damaging to the victim's mental health, sometimes for the rest of his or her life.

The purpose in publishing this edition of the anthology is to raise awareness in the general population about the effects of emotional abuse and that women can be abusive, too. Gender, age, race, nationality, weight... none of these are factors. Abuse is purely psychological; an abuser doesn't choose victims based on anything but how powerful they can become after beating this person down into blind compliance.

Short story submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words.

Essays should be kept at 3,000 words or less.

Prose and poetry should be 4 pages or less.

Art and photography must be at 300dpi/ppi resolution or higher in order to be printed. Please note that at this time we are sticking to black and white interior printing for the sake of keeping book prices reasonable, so make sure it looks good in black and white!

YOU RETAIN THE COPYRIGHT OF YOUR WORK. By submitting your work to this anthology, you're giving Broken Publications permission to publish your work in paperback and Kindle formats.

You retain all copyrights to your work, but it will be included in an anthology with one-time usage rights. My recommendation is that you submit your individual pieces as one file in a .zip folder to take full advantage and avoid having to pay the fee more than once.

We look forward to reading your work!

IF YOU NEED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, please state this in your submission letter. This helps to keep everything organized and in one place. If for some reason you're in danger and can't read your emails, it is advisable to submit through a public computer or have someone else do it for you.

IF YOU WANT YOUR BIO AND/OR PHOTO TO BE INCLUDED, please include it in your submission. Author bios can include links, previously published works, publication credits, etc. Author bios should be submitted in third person. If enough author photos are received, they will be included; if only one or two are received, photos may be omitted by the editor.

Poetry is such a diverse artform that I can't really give specifics as to what we're looking for, exactly. When reviewing poetry submissions and prose work, it's important for a reader to keep an open mind; I could go into all of the various types and classifications of poetry, but in my opinion, that takes away from the beauty and magic of the work itself.

So, let's just say that there should be a minimum of about 60 poems in a collection of poetry. If you're a poet as well as an artist, there's a good chance that color plays a vital role in your work - this means the final product will have to cost more, but the beauty of it should make readers feel that it was well worth it to spend the money they did.

Poetry flows, moves you, and expresses what many people may not be able to express in a fluid and passionate way. Poetry is a moment caught in time and immortalized or an experience retold with intrigue and fascination. Poetry is a lot of things.

Like music, everyone is different in their tastes for poetry. Though poetry readership is often not very widespread, there is definitely a market for it if the work is good.

We're looking for work that moves us in a number of different ways.

That being said, here are the technicalities of our submissions requirements:

  • Please submit your work the way you want it to appear in print (line spacing, formatting, etc.). If you particularly enjoy a specific font for your work, include it as a suggestion.
  • Please submit a minimum of 60 poems for a collection.
  • If artwork is to be included, submit it in a separate file or email it to us upon acceptance; image resolution MUST be at 300dpi or higher to be printed. To make the process of adding the art easier, make notes within your manuscript as placeholders for your art.

We adore poetry of many styles and nuances; rhyming or freeform, prose, and on topics of a great range. We look forward to reading your work!