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Among Animals 3 anthology

Ashland Creek Press is currently accepting short story submissions for the third volume of Among Animals, a book-length anthology of fiction 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.

(Please note: We are accepting submissions of fiction only. Please do not send us true animal stories or personal essays. Thank you!)

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021.

Stories must be submitted 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.

Click here to upload your submission.

Please note that we are unable to respond to phone calls or unsolicited e-mail submissions.


We are closed to book submissions at this time (though literary agents are welcome to send queries by e-mail). Please check back with us or join our mailing list to be notified about future calls for submissions.

Please note that we are unable to respond to phone calls or unsolicited e-mail submissions, nor are we able to respond to queries about when our submissions will open. (As soon as we know, it will be announced here.) Thank you for understanding.

Additional questions?

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We look forward to reading your work!

The Fine Print

Ashland Creek Press accepts no responsibility for lost or misplaced submissions. We will get back to you with a reply as soon as possible, but please know that it can take up to several months.

Ashland Creek Press is a boutique press with the goal of publishing books of high quality that often have trouble finding homes in traditional markets. We work with authors who are passionate about their work and about getting it out into the world.

Our mission

Ashland Creek Press is an independent, vegan-owned publisher of eco-literature, which includes books in all genres about animals, the environment, and the planet we all call home. We are passionate about books that foster an appreciation for worlds outside our own, for nature and the animal kingdom, and for the ways in which we all connect.

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