Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Urban Odysseys: KL Stories

Call for Submissions

MPH GROUP PUBLISHING is pleased to announce an open call for submissions of short fiction and creative non-fiction for an anthology tentatively entitled Urban Odysseys: Stories About Kuala Lumpur. We aim to publish the anthology in 2008, depending on the number of submissions that we receive.

The theme of the anthology will focus on life in the city, specifically Kuala Lumpur, with writings that show images of the new juxtaposed against the old, urban living with contrasting bright lights and shadowy realities and other short fiction or creative non-fiction which best encapsulate the spirit of the national capital. This is not a travel book but an anthology of literary writings about the city.

Stories must be original, between 3,000 and 5,000 words, and must not have been previously published. We invite submissions from both emerging and established writers. Stories for children are not eligible for this compilation. Manuscripts must be edited, typed double-spaced with 12pt font and e-mailed to Please include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You may submit as many pieces as you wish. Faxed or handwritten submissions will not be entertained and manuscripts will not be returned. We will contact you only if your piece has been selected for inclusion in the compilation. Writers whose submissions are selected will be expected to work with the editors to fine tune their stories.

Deadline: 31 January 2008
Payment: A small flat fee and two copies of the anthology


Blogger Argus Lou said...

Sounds good, Eric. Hope you get lots of publishable, creditable stories.

Monday, November 05, 2007 4:33:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Thanks for the good wishes!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 3:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Ru said...

Good effort. Shall submit one or two stories soon. Just one question, must the submission be at least 3000 words? Would you accept one with 2000+ words only? Tks.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Ru said...

Sorry, one more, if selected, do writers get to retain copyright to their stories? tks:)

Sunday, November 11, 2007 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

Thanks for the kind words. Don't worry; the editors will consider other criteria besides length. The important thing is to write a good story. Yes, writers retain the copyright to their own stories.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 2:50:00 AM  
Anonymous avainger said...

owh.when is the book going to be published?

Friday, March 21, 2008 1:03:00 AM  

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