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The following "no-fee contests" are for anthologies to be published by Zimbell House Publishing. Authors of stories chosen for publication will receive a contributor's copy of the anthology and no other compensation. The following is a short list of anthology titles and the deadline for submissions; details are below the list.

Anthology -
Deadline for submissions

Puppy Love: 2015
An Anthology Celebrating Our Canine Friends -
Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015.

The Mysteries of Suspense: A Collection of Short Stories to Intrigue You
Short stories of a suspenseful and mysterious nature. -
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2015.

Romantic Morsels: A Collection of Romantic Short Stories -
Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015.

The Steam Chronicles:
Gears, steam, time travel and the Victorian era are all featured in this collection of short stories centered around Steampunk adventures! -
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015.

Pagan:
A collection of fictional short stories centered around Earth’s ancient pagan religions. -
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015.

Tales From The Grave: A Ghostly Collection of Short Stories
Short stories of a ghostly and grave nature. -
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015.

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Puppy Love: 2015
An Anthology Celebrating Our Canine Friends


Zimbell House Publishing is hosting a contest featuring a collection of short stories about Dogs.

Tell us your stories about your canine friend(s). These stories can be true or fictional, about a dog or from the dog’s perspective, the only requirement is they feature a dog of some kind.

Proceeds from the sale of this anthology will go to Michigan No Kill Shelters.
This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Keep in mind that this is a contest. Your work will not be edited, therefore submit your best work.

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015 with a targeted release date of April 1, 2015.

There is no fee to enter this contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 9500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works, however they must be submitted separately.
  • Work must be submitted as an attachment in an email to:
      submissions (at) zimbellhousepublishing.com
  • Subject line of email must say: Puppy Love: 2015 Submission
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Body of email must include: contact information and a brief synopsis of the piece.


All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. Again there is no charge for the submissions. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: February 14, 2015.
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The Mysteries of Suspense: A Collection of Short Stories to Intrigue You
Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories of a suspenseful and mysterious nature to be featured in an upcoming collection.

Tell us your suspenseful and mysterious who done-it stories! These stories are to be fictional and can be set in any mythological, paranormal, science-fiction, steampunk, romantic, or scary setting.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2015 with a targeted release date of May 1, 2015.

There is no fee to enter this contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 9500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works, however they must be submitted separately.
  • Work must be submitted as an attachment in an email to:
      submissions (at) zimbellhousepublishing.com
  • Subject line of email must say: The Mysteries of Suspense Submission
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Body of email must include: contact information and a brief synopsis of the piece.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. Again there is no charge for the submissions. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2015.
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Romantic Morsels: A Collection of Romantic Short Stories
Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for poems and short stories of a romantic nature to be featured in an upcoming collection.

Tell us your romantic morsels! These poems and short stories can be set in any mythological, paranormal, science-fiction, steampunk, or even romantic setting. Love is not necessarily the theme , but Romance! Sweep us away with your tales…

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015 with a targeted release date of June 1, 2015.

There is no fee to enter this contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 9500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works, however they must be submitted separately.
  • Work must be submitted as an attachment in an email to:
      submissions (at) zimbellhousepublishing.com
  • Subject line of email must say: Romantic Morsels Submission
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Body of email must include: contact information and a brief synopsis of the piece.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. Again there is no charge for the submissions. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015.
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The Steam Chronicles
Gears, steam, time travel and the Victorian era are all featured in this collection of short stories centered around Steampunk adventures!

These short stories must be set in the Victorian Era, but do not have to be set in England itself. Steam power; gears; time travel; pirates, archeologists, empire builders, and other adventurers are all welcome in this anthology.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015 with a targeted release date of July 1, 2015.

There is no fee to enter this contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 9500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works, however they must be submitted separately.
  • Work must be submitted as an attachment in an email to:
      submissions (at) zimbellhousepublishing.com
  • Subject line of email must say: The Steam Chronicles Submission
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Body of email must include: contact information and a brief synopsis of the piece.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. Again there is no charge for the submissions. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015.
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Pagan: A collection of fictional short stories centered around Earth’s ancient pagan religions.

These fictional short stories need to be based upon ancient pagan religions. Let your imagination run wild and create a short story that is steeped in ritual, even if the story is about preparing dinner. Create a world where earth magics ruled the day; or a modern tale showcasing how your character incorporates old ways into modern life; is your story about adventure? revenge? a simple life? a warrior’s tale? or a greater calling? How does the spiritual influence the mundane? What does your character feel about these practices? Are they bucking the system or creating a new way of life? Do they fall in line and aspire to influence? You will be given a lot of latitude in your submissions, imagination is the rule of the day for this collection.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015 with a targeted release date of August 1, 2015.

There is no fee to enter this contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 9500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works, however they must be submitted separately.
  • Work must be submitted as an attachment in an email to:
      submissions (at) zimbellhousepublishing.com
  • Subject line of email must say: Pagan Submission
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Body of email must include: contact information and a brief synopsis of the piece.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. Again there is no charge for the submissions. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2015.
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Tales From The Grave: A Ghostly Collection of Short Stories
Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories of a ghostly and grave nature to be featured in an upcoming collection.

Tell us your ghost stories! These stories can be true or fictional, about a graveyard, the dead, ghosts, zombies, a cemetery caretaker… They can be mythological, paranormal, science-fiction, steampunk, romantic, or scary.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015 with a targeted release date of October 1, 2015.

There is no fee to enter this contest.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 9500 words. Please watch your word count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to five (5) unique works, however they must be submitted separately.
  • Work must be submitted as an attachment in an email to:
      submissions (at) zimbellhousepublishing.com
  • Subject line of email must say: Tales From The Grave Submission
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Body of email must include: contact information and a brief synopsis of the piece.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover. Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. Again there is no charge for the submissions. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015.

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