search phrase  

Build an Anthology

Featured Authors

Featured Anthologies

Hook Up


Writers' Guidelines:
(Artists' guidelines can be found here)

AnthologyBuilder is closed to submissions while we prepare to shut down the site. Thank you for your interest, and our apologies for the inconvenience.

The goal of AnthologyBuilder is to become a printable library of sorts, a place where readers can easily find reprints by their favorite authors and have them delivered as a professionally bound book with beautiful cover art.

Submissions: AnthologyBuilder is seeking fiction, non-fiction, and poetry of up to 50,000 words in a variety of languages. We buy non-exclusive reprint rights and request that unsolicited submissions be previously published in a market that has paid in advance for the right to print the story.

Authors should be aware that AnthologyBuilder does not have the resources of a large publishing house and does not copy-edit manuscripts. In order to preserve your professional dignity, please proofread submissions carefully.

Fiction: AnthologyBuilder is seeking fiction in a variety of genres including, but not limited to, mainstream, thriller, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, and horror. We regret that we do not accept erotica, nor stories with excessive violence or sexuality.

Non-Fiction: We are seeking non-fiction articles, brief memoirs, and personal essays on a wide variety of topics. We regret that our automatic conversion system cannot currently process charts, images, complex mathematical equations, or other unusual formatting.

Poetry: The submission system for poetry is still undergoing testing. Please hold submissions until the testing process is completed. If you would like to participate in the testing process, please contact us.

Languages: We currently accept submissions written in English, French, German, Ilokano, Italian, and Spanish.

If your submission was originally written in English and then translated into a foreign language, please verify that you have all necessary rights to submit it to us. Often, the translator retains partial rights to the foreign language version.

Payment: We pay a pro rata royalty each time a manuscript is purchased as part of an anthology. Specifics can be read in our author contract.

Submission Process: Manuscripts may be submitted through our online submission form. (You will need to create an account before submitting.)

We evaluate submissions partially based on the market in which they originally appeared. If you suspect that we may not be familiar with your story's market, please include some brief information about it and a link to its guidelines in the "comments" field.

Once your story is submitted, it may take up to ten days for us to determine whether your submission is a good fit for AnthologyBuilder and to format it for use in our database. We will send you an email once we have made a decision on your story.

Manuscript Format: Please use standard manuscript format, using italics rather than underlined text to signify emphasis. Scene breaks should be denoted with a single number sign (#) rather than with asterisks.