Monday, May 17, 2010

Call For Short Story Submissions

The following is a letter from Jay Hartman, Editor-In-Chief at Untreed Reads Publishing:

As most of you know, June is Pride Month. As many of you may NOT know, Untreed Reads Publishing has a special short story line entitled "Diversity" which showcases the best in short story writing from all minority groups whether it be LGBT, African-American, Latino, Native American, etc..

In honor of Pride Month, Untreed Reads' goal is to publish 30 brand-new LGBT short stories to the "Diversity" line, one each day. Submissions can cover any topic except erotica. We prefer short stories that have romantic elements to them, rather than stories that would be categorized specifically as romance. Mysteries, sci-fi, literature and horror are especially welcome.

All titles are subject to our regular submission and royalty guidelines, which can be found at All titles will be available for sale through the Untreed Reads website, Smashwords, AllRomance/OmniLit,, 1Romance (for those titles with romantic elements to them), Amazon and will be submitted to Sony, B&N and Apple. All will be heavily promoted as well. Short story titles must be 5,000 words or less. Flash fiction is also accepted. Also, just because we fill up all 30 days of spots does NOT mean we will automatically reject other stories. We may choose to publish them later in the line.

When submitting, please indicate "Diversity Submission" in your subject line. Deadline for submissions is June 10th.

As a gay man running an independent publishing house, I look forward to helping to shine a spotlight on all of the great writers out there!


Jay Hartman
Untreed Reads Publishing

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