Short Story Book Project Details
Welcome aspiring authors, writers, and thank you for your interest in the Breaking Rules Publishing Short Story Book Project!
Our goal? To simply give writers a place to show their work. To join with other writers and offer them an opportunity to learn from their peers, show their work and join a collaborative to create a short story book. There will be many opportunities for the publication of these books to occur. Specific guidelines will be posted, beyond that, we encourage you to tell a story that matters to you. Write something you believe in. Tell a story in a way that only you can tell it. In other words, write something that moves you, that dazzles you, that says precisely what you want to say in precisely the way you want to say it. As long as you do so in the word limits indicated, and in the suggested theme.
Eligibility: The Short Story Book Project is open all adult fiction and non-fiction writers. The genres that we are involved in are - Romance - Science Fiction - History - Mystery - Drama - Action / Adventure - Horror - Poetry - LGBT stories in all of these genres. An author is welcome to submit as many stories as they like in as many genres. The fiction piece must an original work of the entrant. At the discretion of Breaking Rules Publishing, submissions may be published in the Breaking Rules Publishing online and hard copy magazine - The Scribe. Entrants retain copyright to his/her own individual work. We ask that the stories be no longer than 30 pages - in an 8.5x11 format. The age requirement for this project is for the writer to be at least 18 years of age.
Submission Guidelines: All submissions must - Be sent in a "Word Doc" - 8.5 x 11 format - a clean, edited story with the authors name and title at the top of the page - please, no special margins - your story should be indented properly - single spaced - in a 12 font - no double spaces between paragraphs - and no headers or footers. Page limit is 30 max - all submissions but be sent in by the suggested deadline date.
The royalty package is as such - After the printing and shipping costs have been met for the project - the list of authors related to the project and BRP will split the proceeds 50/50. Each author will receive the percentage linked to the number of pages they carry in the book in relation to the actual number of pages.
Withdrawals: If you so desire, you are more than welcome to withdraw. Simply send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to be removed from the project and we'll do the rest. Please make sure to place the word "Withdraw" in the subject line of your email.
Breaking Rules Publishing thanks you for your interest and looks forward to hearing from you soon!