Ashland Creek Press publishes literature with themes of the environment, animal protection, ecology, and wildlife—but above all we’re looking for exceptional, well-written, engaging stories.

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting short story submissions for AMONG ANIMALS 3, a book-length fiction anthology focused on animals.

We’re looking for stories of how the lives of animals and humans intersect, particularly in regards to the conservation and protection of animals. We are not seeking stories about hunting, fishing, or eating animals—unless they are analogous to a good anti-war novel being all about war. Under these basic guidelines, however, we’re open to reading a wide range of short fiction with animal themes.

Stories should be from 2,500 to 7,500 words in length. Previously published stories are fine, as long as you have retained the rights to reprint your story in an anthology.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021.

Please submit stories via Submittable, along with a cover letter with a brief author bio, the story's word count, and acknowledgment(s) if the story has been previously published.

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Thanks in advance for your submission. We look forward to reading your work!

Ashland Creek Press