Home: An Anthology

What does ‘Home’ mean to you?


Flexible Press is seeking Minnesota-connected short stories, memoir, poetry, and plays for this upcoming anthology. 100 percent of profits will go to Alliance Housing http://www.alliancehousinginc.org/, a Minneapolis non-profit dedicated to making it possible for individuals and families to create homes for themselves, regardless of income and background. 


The criteria:

  • The piece must somehow address the subject of Home and what that means. And, it needs to have a Minnesota connection, with the author being from the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes and/or the piece connecting to the state in some way.

  • The anthology will present a wide of a range of experiences as possible—young and old, all races and ethnicities, people who have always been here, fourth generation Swedes and new arrivals. In other words, Minnesotans.

  • To that end, massive writing credits are less important than a unique voice, especially one from a traditionally underrepresented community.

  • Please submit no more than one short story or memoir of under 7500 words, three poems, or any other content that fits the theme.

  • Simultaneous submissions are not only allowed, it’s encouraged.

  • And—now get this—previously published work is welcome if you have copyright. Let us know where and when it was published.

  • Stories arriving through this submission process will be reviewed blind. In other words, no name or contact information should be on the missive. Please include a cover letter and brief bio in the body of your email.

  • We have no money so payment is one copy of the book. This could change—we could land a grant or something—but don’t count on it.

  • You keep the copyright, but give us one-time rights for print, e-Book, and promotion.

  • Attach your story in Word or PDF and submit by emailing editor@flexiblepub.com. Put in the subject line, “Home Submission.”

  • DEADLINE: May 15, 2019.

Questions? Happy to help!



William E Burleson

Associate Editors:

Advisory committee:

  • Ed Sheehy

  • Don Browne

  • Stephen Parker

  • Teresa Ortiz

  • Drew Danielson

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