Sproutlings (open call for submissions)

Posted by Morgan Bell on February 17, 2015 at 12:50 AM


Edited by Morgan Bell, a Hunter Anthologies project

Submission Period: Sunday 15 February 2015 - Sunday 31 May 2015

Theme: Wicked plants

Type: Flash fiction (150 words to 2,000 words)

Ideas: Killer weeds, botanical atrocities, enchanted forests-woods, strangling vines, poison fruits-berries-darts, the tree of life-knowledge, carnivorous flora, cabbage patch kids, wise talking-walking trees, magical beans, primordial slime

Inspiration: Jack & The Beanstalk, The Day of the Triffids, Little Shop of Horrors, Alice in Wonderland

Deadline: 11:59pm (GMT +11) Sunday 31 May 2015

Entrants will be notified of the success of their submissions by Sunday 28 June 2015

Anticipated Publication Date: December 2015/January 2016

Payment: One copy of the print anthology per contributing author

Submit to: [email protected]

Submission information: Everyone is welcome to submit. Aspiring and emerging writers are encouraged. Sproutlings is looking for the most fresh, most original, most weird new talent and new ideas from established talent. Be wild, be wonderful, write things that have never been written before. New words, new phrases, new twists on old ideas. Stories are judged purely on merit, not author notoriety. 

"Do you wonder if your vegetable patch really cares about your health? Are those tall pine trees giving shade, or looming menacingly?" Carolyn Cordon

"Teeth laden tomatoes" Mike Cullen

"Verdant with possibilities" Colleen Goth




1. Original works only. Multiple entries per person allowed. No simultaneous submissions to other publications please.

2. Formatting requirements (prose): Please use the Invisible Elephant Press House Style Guide. Margins at least 2.5cm, double spacing, Times New Roman size 12, Australian English spelling.

3. All works to be submitted in .doc or .docx or .rtf format.

4. Length: 150 - 2000 words



Email applications to: [email protected] 

Subject: Sproutlings: Your Name – Title of Work

Body of Email:


Pen Name (How you want your name to appear in print):

Email address:

Title of work:

Word count:

Short author bio (max 100 words):

Additional comments:

Additional information:

All questions about submissions or the anthology in general can be made by email to [email protected]


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