SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 ARE CLOSED!
SUBMISSIONS for Issue 4 ARE NOW CLOSED!!
Submissions for Issue 5 will reopen JANUARY, 2021.
Thanks to all for your continued support of BTSA.
We look forward to reading your work again in Jan., 2021.
general SUBMISSION guidelines
We accept Poetry, Short Stories, Creative Non-Fiction, Illustration, Cartoons and Photography. Book Reviews are welcome.
Our Content & Background
BTS Annual accepts Poetry, Fictional Short Stories and Creative Non-Fiction stories. We also accept Illustrations, Cartoons and Photography. Books for Review are welcome.
BTS Annual is created in the tradition of Charles Dickens' legendary annual, the Winter-Christmas Issues of ‘All The Year Round'. BTS Annual offers an assortment of literary and graphic creations for reader's winter and holiday entertainment. Like Dickens' annuals, in keeping with a time-honoured tradition of winter story-telling, BTSA accepts both standard stories of all subjects, as well as supernatural ones, consisting of any type of chillers. All accepted authors will receive a free PDF copy of BTSA.
ALL SUBMITTED WORK:
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 We mainly prefer unpublished work but will accept previously published work with proof of copyright/ownership by the author.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 must be in English. If translated, credit must be given to the translator.
POETRY: All styles including experimental. No more than 3 poems per submission. We prefer poems not to exceed 40 lines but we will overlook this for those we feel are outstanding.
GHOSTLY/ HORROR/ MYSTERY/ FANTASY/ THRILLER/ SUPERNATURAL POETRY: The line count for these poems may be extended to 50 lines or a series of poems of 100 lines cumulatively but, shorter poems are always preferred. No more than 3 poems per submission.
Submit Poetry to:
SHORT STORIES: All types including flash fiction. One story per submission, not to exceed 2000 words if at all possible. Shorter poems are always preferred.
GHOSTLY/ HORROR / MYSTERY/ FANTASY/ THRILLER/ SUPERNATURAL STORIES: General story guidelines apply.
Submit Fictional Stories to:
Adele C. Geraghty
NON FICTION: Any topic, not to exceed 2000 words.
Submission of Non-Fiction Stories to:
YOUNG ARTS SUBMISSIONS (Aged 13-18): BTS ANNUL is now accepting submissions of writing and graphic art from young people aged 13 through 18. All standard guidelines apply to young arts submissions, as well. Submissions may be accepted from individual young artists and also from teachers, on behalf of students.
For detailed information and to submit work to Young Artists
Young Arts Editor
GRAPHIC ART & PHOTOGRAPHY: Any style, the more diverse the better. We are also 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 artist/photographer, in high resolution jpeg. 300 dpi. Colour Cover Art welcome. Please follow the same rules for literary submissions which follow.
BOOKS TO REVIEW: To have your 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.
IMPORTANT- PLEASE DON’T FORGET
**Please put BTSA SUBMISSION (with Issue #, if known) in your subject bar.
Please include a brief 50 to 100 word third person bio along with a brief cover letter and postal address, in the body of your email. We are forced to make the following decision: Any bio exceeding 100 words will be excluded from any work accepted to BTS Annual. (We ask that your numerous credits be saved for your CV and that you allow your literary submissions, to speak for your talent.)
PLEASE, ABSOLUTELY NO HEADERS, FOOTERS or double line spacing and indentation 5 points ONLY.
**Please send all written submissions in 12 pt. Calibri text (Tahoma is also acceptable or any uncomplicated font).
Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to reading and viewing your work and Welcome you to Between These Shores Literary & Arts Annual.
PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO: