Call for Submissions: Vancouver Anthology

We are currently in the submissions period for our Vancouver science fiction anthology. Please read below for the submission requirements and other information. If you cannot find the answer to your question you can contact us—do not use the submission email address to contact us with questions about the submissions process or story requirements.


Submissions are currently open.

The editor and project coordinator for the Vancouver science fiction anthology is Ellen Michelle.

Story requirements:

The Vancouver anthology is a standalone anthology that focusses on the setting of a fictional Vancouver. The story should be science fiction and must be considered optimistic—this does not mean that bad things can’t happen in your story, but there has to be an optimistic twist and an optimistic ending. Any stories that are not deemed optimistic will not be considered.

Stories can be submitted to realityskimmingpress@outlook.com with Vancouver Submission in the subject. Any emails without this subject heading will be ignored by the system.

Submission requirements:

  • Stories must not exceed 5,000 words
  • Stories must be accompanied by a short cover letter in the body of the submissions email explaining your past publications or other accreditation. A personalized note about what Vancouver means to you will be helpful during the submissions period. *Note that we do often publish first time authors, so having no previous publications is not detrimental to your submission.
  • Submit your story as an attachment to the email in Word document format only (.doc or .docx).
  • Authors must be Canadian, permanent residents of Canada, or otherwise have a Canadian connection. If you are not Canadian by birth please explain your Canadian connection in the cover letter. Only authors currently living in the Greater Vancouver Area will be considered for this anthology.
  • Authors may submit only one story to the anthology.
  • If you have submitted your story for consideration elsewhere, or plan to do so, please state that in your cover letter.
  • Authors will be paid $30 for their stories if accepted into the anthology.
  • Submission deadline is midnight August 5th.

Ellen Michelle is the managing editor for Reality Skimming Press. She is also a freelance editor at ellenmichelle.com and volunteers in the editing and science fiction communities in western Canada.

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