Ends on November 30, 2017

Call for submissions!

Following the success of Everywhere Stories Volumes I & II, we are now preparing Volume III for publication in the Fall of 2018.

Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet (Edited by Clifford Garstang, published by Press 53) is an anthology of short fiction (short stories of any length, short shorts, and flash) set around the globe, including the United States. Volumes I & II both consisted of 20 stories by 20 authors set in 20 countries with Volume II not duplicating any countries in Volume I.

Volume III will consist of around 20 fictions with each story set in a country that has not appeared in Volumes I & II (except for the US, where we will not duplicate a state). Included stories will be a mix of previously published and new work. Each contributor will be entitled to a contributor copy and author discounts on additional copies.

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2017

Writers may submit more than one story.

What Countries? We will not be repeating the following countries (or states in the USA) from the following continents from Volumes I & II. 


  • Central African Republic
  • Congo
  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

The Americas

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • United States: Louisiana
  • United States: Illinois



  • China
  • India
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Lebanon
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Turkey


  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland


  • New Zealand
  • Samoa

Again, we are looking for stories set in countries other than the ones listed above.


Rights and Terms: Author verifies that the story submitted is original and is not prohibited from publication by Press 53 by any previous publishing agreement. If accepted, the story shall remain in print with Press 53 until the anthology is out-of-print. Author will grant Press 53 non-exclusive world-wide publishing rights in exchange for one copy of the completed anthology. Additional copies may be purchased at a discount for as long as the anthology is in print.

Format: Please use 12-pt Time New Roman or similar font, double-spaced. Stories may be any length. Please note on the cover letter your name, contact information, word count, and in what country your story takes place.

Simultaneous Submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately once your story is accepted elsewhere. We plan to notify everyone no later than March 31, 2018. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2018.

Questions should be addressed to the editor, Clifford Garstang, at cliff.garstang@gmail.com.

Sign up form

Please enter a valid email address.

Your password must be at least 6 characters.