'Between These Shores Literary & Arts Annual'- Issue 4 

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW plus Submission Guidelines:



Original work only. All literary styles considered but, we do not accept blatant erotic or pornographic content. We mainly prefer unpublished work but will accept previously published work with proof of copyright/ownership by the author.


All submissions in English. If translated, credit must be given to the translator.


Poetry, Both Standard & Ghostly/Horrific: All styles including experimental. No more than 3 poems per submission, each poem not to exceed 40 lines, unless approved by the editor, through contact prior to submission. The line count for Ghostly/Horrific poems may be extended to 100 lines.


Short Stories, Both Standard and Ghostly/Horrific: All types including flash fiction. One story per submission, not to exceed 2500 words unless approved by the editor through prior contact to submission. Ghostly/Horrific Stories: General story guidelines apply.


Creative Non-Fiction: First, second or third person, Any topic, any style, between 500 and 2000 words.


Reviews: To have yours or any book considered for review, please contact us with BOOK REVIEW in the subject bar and a brief cover letter in the body of your email. If chosen, we will contact you for a copy.


Graphic Art & Photography: Any style, the more diverse the better. We are happy to accept submissions which may illustrate our ghostly stories and poetry, as well as our general works. All submissions must be original works of the submitter, in high resolution jpeg. 300 dpi. Colour Cover Art welcome.



1) Please send all submissions to the following: Stories to: Adele C. Geraghty Stories and Publishing Editor Poetry to: Robert Dunsdon Poetry Editor  Please put BTSA SUBMISSION ISSUE 4 in the subject bar.


2) Please include a brief cover letter in your email.


3) Please include within the document containing your submission, a 50 to 200 word third person bio, as well as your complete postal address and email. Any bio which exceeds this word count will not be included so, please let your work speak for your talent and only include your most important achievements.


4) Please send all typed submissions in 12. pt. Calibri or Tahoma font. Also, PLEASE...ABSOLUTELY NO HEADERS, FOOTERS, LOCKED FILES or double spacing between sentences. Also, any poems needing a special format must have prior approval from the editor.


All submitters whose work is accepted will be notified no later than the end of July. BTSA Issue 4 will be published in November 2020, in time for the Multiple Holiday Season. Still have questions or concerns? Drop us a line at We'll be happy to help.

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