Opportunities listed here are for anthologies, special magazine editions, themed projects or other similar writing projects with deadlined calls. To see all of our submissions with rolling/regular submissions, click HERE.

Directory- Writing Submission Opportunities Anthologies & Special Editions from beyondyourblog.com

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The Narcissist’s Playbook Anthology – Nutshell Media Group

“We want to bring narcissistic abuse out of the shadows with stories of experiences, healing, and renewal.”


September 15th, 2016 Deadline

Roads Less Travelled – Little Fiction Big Truths

“…this will be our first anthology dedicated exclusively to diverse writers and their stories. Sponsored by The Festival of Literary Diversity (aka, The FOLD), ROADS LESS TRAVELLED will be a fiction and nonfiction anthology of stories that often go untold. But that we all need to hear. The road can be any kind of journey — a life experience that details a metaphorical path, or a fictional story about a road trip. Or vice versa. We want to know about the paths that are unique to your life (your struggles / your joys) or the lives of your diverse characters.”

Random Acts of Kindness – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“We are looking for true stories about random acts of kindness that have happened to you or stories about a kindness that you performed for someone else. Stories can be serious or funny but they should definitely inspire our readers to look for ways in which they can perform kind acts.”


September 30th, 2016 Deadline

Best Mom Ever! – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“Is your mother the best mom ever? How about your stepmother, grandmother, or mother-in-law? How about the wonderful woman who is raising your children? Share your stories about the amazing, loving, miraculous, intuitive, and just plain fabulous moms in your life. Here is your chance to let all the moms know they are appreciated, loved and respected, and that you can’t imagine anyone better.”

Chronic Illness Truths – Julie Morgenlender

“Chronic Illness Truths (working title) will be an anthology (a collection of stories by different writers and published as a book) about living with a chronic illness. It will offer comfort to those who feel alone and it will offer insight to those whose loved ones have chronic illnesses. It will discuss both the big pictures and the tiny details that we encounter every day.”

The Spirit of Canada – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“In 2017 Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Our Canadian writers and readers will be focused on what Canada, and being Canadian, means. Send us your stories about what it means to be a Canadian, whether you’re talking about hockey or camping, Celtic fiddle music and step dancing or singing “O Canada,” or any of the other things that make you so proud—and grateful—to be Canadian.”


October 6th, 2016 Deadline

The Book of Hope Anthology – Krysta Gibson

“We’re publishing an anthology of stories in which writers share some sort of situation where hope was lost — physical health, work, money, relationship, etc. — then regained. The writer tells us how this happened and shares some tips which readers can apply to their own lives to help them move forward once again.”


October 15th, 2016 Deadline

Book Proposal: Writing Pittsburgh – In Fact Books

“One of the books in the Writing Pittsburgh series will be a single-author book-length work of creative nonfiction with a significant connection to contemporary Pittsburgh. This book could be a work of immersion journalism, a memoir with a strong connection to the present, a collection of essays, a series of profiles, a travelogue … or something else! The only real limitations are that the work must be nonfiction, have a strong Pittsburgh element, and appeal to a broad national audience.”


October 30th, 2016 Deadline

Inspiration for Teaching – Chicken Soup For The Soul

There isn’t a single one of us who doesn’t owe something to a teacher. They are the unheralded heroes of society. Tell us your stories about the great teachers who changed your life. And if you’re a teacher, tell us about the kids who changed yours, who motivated you to keep on teaching, who showed you that it was all worth it. We’d love to share your best advice with other teachers as well—what works, what doesn’t, how you stay enthusiastic about your jobs. What advice do you have for your colleagues? Tell us the funny stories too—we know you have lots of those.


October 31st, 2016 Deadline

#Trans: An Anthology About Transgender and Nonbinary Experience Online – Lambda Literary

“What we’re looking for: creative non-fiction, personal narrative, or an academic hybrid. You can use theory and outside resources, but try to fold it into the text so it supports the narrative at the core. Many of us first found out about transgender identity reading books or inside classrooms, so it may be completely relevant to quote from Julia Serano, Dean Spade, or even Judith Butler. We want to hear about you, ultimately, and how the internet, technology, or other tools have shaped your identity. Your audience is other trans people; think of this as a conversation at a dinner table, where we’re all telling our stories of how we’ve gotten this far. “

November 1st, 2016 Deadline

Rookie Mommies Raising Boys: A Collection of Hilarious & Heartfelt Stories With Tips & Tricks to Survive Raising Boys – Morgan Lewis Starr

“We are looking for both hilarious and heartfelt stories from moms of boys about raising their sons, ranging anywhere from the time they were infants to the teenage years…Each story will be prefaced by a “Boy Mom Life Hack.” For example, if I were to include a story about my son diving into a mud puddle, I’d include a brief laundry hack to get the mud out of his clothes. Please submit a “hack” to accompany your story that has some kind of relevance.”


November 30th Deadline

Dreams & Synchronicities – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and Premonitions. Share your stories about the amazing things that have happened in your own life.”

Military Families – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“We are looking for true stories of no more than 1200 words from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families: spouses, children, parents and other relatives. Tell us what it’s like to be part of a military family: the ups and downs, the funny stories, the heartwarming stories, and your best advice for other military families.”

Multiples Illuminated: Life With Twins and Triplets, the Toddler to Tween Years Multiples Illuminated

“Our second anthology, Multiples Illuminated: Life With Twins and Triplets, the Toddler to Tween Years, will focus on stories and advice to guide parents from the toddler years through to the tween years (ages 2 to 12).”


December 10th, 2016 Deadline

Southern Voices Anthology – The Liz McMullen Show Publications

“Seeking Southern voices, from the Appalachian hollers to the Deep South and everywhere in between, for the new short fiction anthology. This anthology aspires to combat the media-fueled stereotype that all Southerners share the same values (and the same accent!) by depicting the diversity of the region. We want to hear the stories of Southerners of a wide range of ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical differences, social classes, and points of view. The stories may be contemporary or historical as long as they depict time and place authentically and imaginatively (Take it easy on the moonlight and magnolias, y’all).”


December 12th, 2016 Deadline

Science & Religion – special issue of Creative Nonfiction

“What we’re looking for: True narratives illustrating and exploring the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion—the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another.”


December 30th, 2016 Deadline

Brain Teen – Brain, Child Magazine

“In our fifth publication year, we are now considering personal essays for Brain Teen, our award-winning print magazine devoted to parenting teens (ages 13 and up) or having been a teen. We look for an authentic voice with a down-to-earth tone. We appreciate exquisite detail, vivid scenes and spot-on dialogue.  We love to see new topics or interesting angles on familiar topics. Payment: $300. Each accepted essay is automatically entered into our “Best of Brain Teen” contest for a $1,000 prize.”


December 31st, 2016 Deadline

The Binge-Watching Cure: Fabulous Stories that Start Small and Grow Longer – Bill Adler Jr.

“The Binge-Watching Cure will be an anthology of short stories of increasing size. The first story will be 100 words—anyone can read that. The next, 200 words. Then 500, then longer, all the way to novella length. By the time you’ve finished reading The Binge-Watching Cure, you’ll be able to tackle Joyce and Pynchon. Or at the very least, you’ll enjoy novels you hear about from friends and family. The Binge-Watching Cure will reignite your love for reading; it will better your life.”

Humans Wanted – Vivian Caethe

“I am looking for stories that show diverse humanity in a positive light, as useful contributors to the universe. I want humans who build relationships and forge new paths, not humans that destroy or devastate those they meet. Submit stories with strong characters in positive stories that portray humans as useful and generally helpful to the universe. Diversity is encouraged.”


January 31st, 2017 Deadline

Stories About Cats – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our cats. We love stories about our cats and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our cats make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it!”

Stories About Dogs – Chicken Soup For The Soul

“We are working on and collecting stories and poems for another wonderful book about our dogs. We love stories about our dogs and the amazing and magical things they do. We rejoice in their simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics. Our dogs make us smile and laugh every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it!”


February 15, 2017 Deadline

Air: A Collection of Radio-Inspired Stories – Hippocampus Magazine and Press

“We’re looking for behind-the-scene stories about small town radio stations. We’re seeking personal stories about die-hard radio fans. We want to hear from (current/former) jocks, from program directors, from engineers, from the sales team, from ancillary characters like record reps and concert promoters—tales from every corner of the radio station and from everyone radio ever reached.”


March 20th, 2017 Deadline

Dangerous Creations – special issue of Creative Nonfiction

“What we’re looking for: Real-life Frankenstein stories.True stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity”


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Writing for Animals Nonfiction Anthology – Ashland Creek Press

“We seek articles from authors and educators about the process of writing about animals in literature.* Our focus is on including a mix of instructional and inspirational articles to help readers not only improve their work but be inspired to keep at it…*Please note that this is a collection of instructional articles about the craft of writing. We will NOT be publishing animal stories or personal essays, only articles that deal specifically with the art and craft of writing about animals.”

All About The Breakup

“This is an unusual book project: Thousands of love letters have been compiled and published into hundreds of books, but little has been published on the ways we break up. We think this is weird, considering how many of us have some award-winning break-up stories. So we want to include YOUR experiences of when relationships went sour: from saying “it’s over, John” in red lipstick on his bathroom mirror, to when your boss asked you to stay late again, and something in you just snapped…”

Our Stories of Strength Anthologies

This series includes a long list of book topics covering a wide range of autoimmune disorders, genetic conditions, mental & emotional health topics, autism and more. “Living with a chronic, often invisible, illness is hard. At Our Stories of Strength, we bring positive, good-news accounts into focus.”


Directory- Writing Submission Opportunities Anthologies & Special Editions from Beyond Your Blog



September 1st, 2016 Deadline 

Under My Thumb: The Songs That Hate WomenAnd The Women That Love Them – Repeater

Anthology of Family Narratives:  Bringing diaries and letters alive for present and future generations – Hidden Timber Books

August 31st, 2016 Deadline

Unsplatterpunk Special – Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction

August 15th, 2016 Deadline

Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing – NewTown Writers

August 1st, 2016 Deadline

Black Anthology: Fostered & Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space – The AN-YA Project

July 31st, 2016 Deadline

Parent To Parent – Chicken Soup For The Soul

Themed Issue: Food – Room Magazine

Curvy & Confident – Chicken Soup For The Soul

Blended Families – Chicken Soup For The Soul

July 15th, 2016 Deadline

Life in 10 Minutes – Life in 10 Minutes

July 10th, 2016 Deadline

Blank Spaces – Canadian Literary Magazine

July 7th, 2016 Deadline

Nothing to Lose but Our ChainsJustice Matters Press

June 30th, 2016 Deadline

Exploring The Boundaries – Creative Nonfiction

The Girl God: Single Mothers Speak on Patriarchy – Trista Hendren

June 1st, 2016 Deadline

Hysterical – Diana-Ashley Krach and Karrie Higgins

Magic of Memoir – Write Your Memoir In 6 Months

Knocked Up Abroad (second edition) – Lisa Ferland

May 31st, 2016 Deadline

Loving Moments – Grace Publishing via Yvonne Lehman

May 25th, 2016

Autistic Worlds – Autistic Worlds

May 15th, 2016 Deadline

Trigger Points to Present Fathering as a Survivor Interview Series – Dawn Daum and Joyelle Brandt

May 1st, 2016 Deadline

Special Call Reader’s Write Topic: First Impressions – The Sun Magazine

April 30th, 2016 Deadline

The Joy Of Christmas – Chicken Soup For The Soul

Angels and Miracles – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

April 17th, 2016 Deadline

Milestones (Blog Series) – Brain, Child

Multiples (Blog Series) – Brain, Child

April 15th, 2016 Deadline

Sandwiched: Voices from the Middle – Christine Organ and Julie Jo Severson

April 5th, 2016 Deadline

Tempest – Mind Key

April 1st, 2016 Deadline

Special Call Reader’s Write Topic: Restaurants – The Sun Magazine

Stories of Music Volume 2 – Timbre Press, LLC

March 31st, 2016 Deadline

2016 Articulated Press Short Story Anthology – Tayen Lane

This Bridge Called Language – Meredith King

Online Dating Anthology – Mary Everist

March 25th, 2016 Deadline

The Gig Economy (Fall Issue) – YES! Magazine

March 7th, 2016 Deadline

Siblings – Creative Nonfiction – In Fact Books

February 29th, 2016 Deadline

[Not] The End: Stories From Prison – TulipTree Publishing

March 1st, 2016 Deadline

Special Call Reader’s Write Topic: At The Last Minute – The Sun Magazine

February 21st, 2016 Deadline

Parents of Teenagers Special Edition Print Magazine – Brain, Child

February 15th, 2016 Deadline

Once Upon An Expat – Canadian Expat Mom

February 7th, 2016 Deadline

Canadian Comedy Anthology – Exile Publishing

Survivors Empowering Survivors – Trigger Points Blog

February 1st, 2016 Deadline 

Bad Jobs & Bullshit – The Geeky Press

Special Call Reader’s Write Topic: Houses – The Sun Magazine

Learning From Nature – Creative Nonfiction

January 30th, 2016 Deadline

The Spirit of America – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

January 31st, 2016 Deadline

Valentine’s Day Anthology – From Faith By Grace Publishing

An Anthology about People with Down Syndrome – From Samuel Oluwatobi Olatunji and Julie Willson

By the Rivers of Babylon: Apostates Remember Believing – Chris Stroop and Lauren O’Neal

Independent Women – DayDreamsDandelions Publications

January 25th, 2016 Deadline

Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else Fails – MTC Publications

January 15th, 2016 Deadline

Grandparents (Special Blog Series) – Brain, Child

The Power of Gratitude – Chicken Soup For The Soul

Birthdays (Special Blog Series) – Brain, Child

January 9th, 2016 Deadline 

Stand There Shining: A Recovery Anthology – TulipTree Publishing

January 1st, 2015 Deadline

Perceptions: Special Needs – Inklings Publishing

Mom for the Holidays: Stories of Love, Laughter, and Tantrums at Christmas and Hanukkah – Monkey Star Press

December 31st, 2015 Deadline

#IAmAble! Anthology, Vol. 1 – From Ramp Your Voice!

December 15th, 2015 Deadline

Not That Bad: Dispatches From Rape Culture – Harper Perennial

December 14th, 2015 Deadline

How I Got My Book Published – From Authors Publish

December 1st, 2015 Deadline

The Postpartum Year: Tales From The Trenches in the First Year of Motherhood – Kelly Edson

What Does It Mean To Be White In America? – 2 Leaf Press

BLUNTlove – BLUNTmoms

November 30th, 2015 Deadline

Military Families – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

November 15th, 2015 Deadline

Autism & Race Anthology – Autism Women’s Network

November 8th, 2015 Deadline

Multiples Illuminated: An Anthology of Stories and Advice from Parents with Twins, Triplets and More – Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee

November 1st, 2015 Deadline

Mommy Diarist – Robyn Lane Books

October 31st, 2015Deadline

Fright Mare – Women Write HorrorBillie Sue Mosiman

Rescued VOL 2: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their EyesFitCat Publishing

October 30th, 2015 Deadline

Alzheimer’s and Dementias Family Caregiving – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

The Joy of Less – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

Girlspire Short Story Anthology To Inspire Girls – From Sang Kromah to benefit Project R.E.A.D.

October 15th, 2015 Deadline

#FACEIT Stories of Resilience – From United 4 Strength

October 12th, 2015 Deadline

Boobs: Explorations of Women’s Relationships to Their Bodies – From Caitlin Press

October 1st, 2015 Deadline

How To Help Book 

September 27th, 2015 Deadline

My Very Good, Very Bad Cat – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

My Very Good, Very Bad Dog – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

Early September, 2015 Deadline

Anthology of Quitters

September 5th, 2015 Deadline

Pure Green In Season: A Collaborative Recipe Anthology – Pure Green Magazine

September 1st, 2015 Deadline

Borderlands and Crossroads: Writing The Motherland – Demeter Press

Memories From Maple Street – Prairie Rose Publications (Sundown)

August 31st, 2015 Deadline

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It – Riverhead Books

Digital Detoxing (Canadian Submissions Only) – Postmark Books

August 15th, 2015 Deadline

Lose The Cape – NEVER Will I EVER…(and then I had kids) – From Lose The Cape

The Technology Anthology – A Nonfiction Collection About Our Digital Lives – Little Fiction Big Truths

August 13th, 2015 Deadline

2015 Horror Anthology – Fox Emm

July 31st, 2015 Deadline

Random Acts of Kindness – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

July 12th, 2015 Deadline

Around the World: An Anthology of Travel Writing –  Harvard Book Store

July 15th, 2015 Deadline

Holiday Anthology 2015 – Ylva Publishing

 June 30th, 2015 Deadline

In-Law Hell Book – From Madcasm Books

Women’s Travel Anthology – World Traveler Press

Adventure Travel Anthology – World Traveler Press

Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out – Motivational Press

Angel Bumps – From Anne Bardsley  myangelbumps@gmail.com

June 15th, 2015 Deadline

Christmas Moments Book #2 – Grace Publishing

Kaleidoscope – Writers Abroad

June 1st, 2015 Deadline

Feisty after 45 – The Best Blogs from Midlife Women – Mill Park Publishing

My Mom Body: Reflections on Body Image and Motherhood – Monkey Star Press

My Special Needs Child: Reflections on Raising a Child With Special Needs – Monkey Star Press

#NoMoreShame Project’s 2015 Anthology

How The Internet Saved My Life – From bloggers Mama Non Grata and Schmutzie

May 31st, 2015 Deadline

So Glad They Told Me: Women On Getting Real About Motherhood – From The HerStories Project

Trigger Points: Abuse Survivors Experiences Of Parenting – From bloggers W.T.F. Words Thoughts Feelings and JoyelleBrandt.com

May 15th, 2015 Deadline

Frozen Fairy Tales – World Weaver Press and Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

May 1st, 2015 Deadline

Being Dad – From Dan Coxon

The Convertible Chronicles: Going Topless – From Jayne Robinson

Paths To Forgiveness – Faith By Grace Publishing

April 3oth, 2015 Deadline

Think Possible – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

Eclectically Vegas, Baby! – From Inklings Publishing

April 6th, 2015 Deadline

Becoming A Teacher – In Fact Books

April 15th, 2015 Deadline

Revenge Anthology – From Robocup Press (Submissions closed early/March 2015 due to overwhelming response)

March 31st, 2015 Deadline

Make Your Own Luck – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

Merry Christmas! – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

Volunteering & Giving Back – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

To Honor The Heart: Women’s Stories of Rape – From Claudia Moss

March 30th, 2015 Deadline

Tough Times In America – From Donna Aza Weir-Soley and Max Freesney Pierre

March 15th, 2015 Deadline

Dreams & Premonitions – From Chicken Soup For The Soul

Precious Moments – Grace Publishing

February 28, 2015 Deadline

Caesarean Birth Anthology – From Amanda Fields, Kathleen Glasgow, and Rachel Moritz

Life Is A Journey – A Brush With Death – From Rain Drop Press


Among Animals Anthology – From Ashland Creek Press

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