Editor’s note: Do you write Catholic fiction? Full Quiver Publishing, owned by CatholicMom.com contributor Ellen Gable Hrkach, is compiling an anthology of short fiction and poetry on the theme of Theology of the Body. As an avid reader, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the finished project! –Barb
Full Quiver Publishing is creating an anthology of short fiction and poetry under the working title Image and Likeness: Short Literature Reflective of the Theology of the Body. The target publication date is October 22, 2016, the feast of St. John Paul II. Payment details aren’t yet firm, but accepted works will be compensated on a per-word basis. Reprints will be considered, as long as the author retains all rights.
Electronic submissions only: .DOC, .PDF, .RTF, .TXT or Google Doc. Please use double spacing. Please no fancy fonts, formatting or hyperlinks. Please keep reading to the bottom for submission method.
Word count: around 7500 words for prose, 3,000 for poetry. If you can make your point in fewer, do. If you need a little more room than that to make your point, we may be able to work with you, so give it a try.
Subject: Adult short fiction (sorry, no children’s or YA) and poetry reflective of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. If you don’t know what that means, this may not be the project for you (however, we do encourage you to research TOB and discover its richness).
Reprints considered, provided the author still retains all rights.
Treatment: The intended audience for this anthology is readers who want to see the Theology of the Body illustrated positively through the literary arts. Think of your audience when considering if or how to include profanity, violence, gore, vulgarity, etc.
How to Submit: In order to avoid having your manuscript lost in the spam folder, enter a submission request through this form, and an editor will be in touch with you about where to send your file.
Deadline: November 1, 2015. We hope to respond to all submissions by January 15, 2016.
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