Call For Submissions

We are currently seeking submissions of short fiction (3,000 to 5,000 words) for our new anthology entitled, ELEMENTAL. ELEMENTAL will accept stories which incorporate any of the four elements–earth, water, fire, and air.

Your story should at the very least have its setting, characters or conflict about one (or all) of these elements.

We accept previously published stories, however, they must fall within the subject of the elements listed above.

We expect nothing less than excellent writing in any genre, from literary to western, from fantasy to Christian. However, we will not accept anything erotic or promoting hate. Rape or racism or anything written in toleration of violent action or thought about groups of people, to children or to animals, will NOT be published with us.


Please submit in STANDARD MANUSCRIPT FORMAT. If you do not know what this is, please check your writing resources first before submitting to us.

Submit to: submissions@falsebaybooks

In subject line: ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION-Your Name-Story Title-Word Count

Please do NOT attach your story within a document file (no Word, .rtf or PDF attachments). Instead, paste your story below your contact information.


Unfortunately, we do not have the funds to pay for submissions. However, we reserve the right, if funds become available to pay royalties to each contributing author.


All rights revert immediately to the author upon publication. This means that we will retain rights only for the purposes of this anthology’s printing after which your copyright reverts back to you. Doing so allows you to market your story to other journals immediately after the print date. We do not wish to hold up your work in any way.

Caveat: most other publishers do not like previously published material so you must be aware of this before submitting. If you submit, it is with the understanding you have read this caveat.