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Balloon Children Anthology Submission

Balloon Children Submission Call 1

Balloon Children (title TBD) is a look back at childhood and the fantastical memories we have. Make-believe castles, adventures with friends, fighting monsters and villains (or becoming them). This Ghibli-inspired anthology is for reliving and rewalking our steps as children and finding the gold, or the venom, in our memories.

We’re looking for short stories under 10,000 words, and poems under 600 words.
We prefer not to publish any explicit profanity or vulgarity. You can submit pieces with these things, some elements might be given the suggestion of change.

Submissions are open until January 9th, 2023. Acceptance notices will be sent out January 16th, 2023. Publication is set for Summer 2023. 

Author payment is $20 for a short story and $12 for a poem.

Please be sure to read the Submission Guideline for all submission requirements.

Email headers for submission should read “Balloon Children Anthology Submission – Author’s Name.”

Submission Guidelines

We have a set of guidelines for authors to follow for submitting stories and poems for anthologies to Nightshade Publishing.