Monday, July 23, 2007

Urban Odysseys, Your Stories

I picked this up from Eric's blog:

Call for Submission
MPH GROUP PUBLISHING is pleased to announce an open call for submissions of short fiction and creative non-fiction for an anthology tentatively entitled Urban Odysseys: KL Stories. We aim to publish the anthology in 2008, depending on the number of submissions that we receive.

The theme of the anthology will focus on life in the city, specifically Kuala Lumpur, with writings that show images of the new juxtaposed against the old, urban living with contrasting bright lights and shadowy realities and other short fiction or creative non-fiction which best encapsulate the spirit of the national capital. This is not a travel book but an anthology of literary writings about the city.

Stories must be original, between 3,000 and 5,000 words, and must not have been previously published. We invite submissions from both emerging and established writers. Stories for children are not eligible for this compilation. Manuscripts must be edited, typed double-spaced with 12pt font and e-mailed to Please include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You may submit as many stories as you wish. Faxed or handwritten submissions will not be entertained and manuscripts will not be returned. We will contact you only if your short story has been selected for inclusion in the compilation. Writers whose submissions are selected will be expected to work with the editors to fine tune their stories.

Deadline: 30 November 2007
Payment: A small flat fee and two copies of the anthology


shahril nizam said...

Sigh..after having lived several off-white moons right smack in the heart of this bright-lit city - there are indeed so many stories to tell. If only I could put 'dem thoughts to words. Alas, I am not a writer, so I think I'll render something variegated with a few tubes of turbid student-grade oil paints instead :)

savante said...

INteresting! Hopefully enough to nudge me into the habit of writing :)

Anonymous said...

"small, flat fee" is so descriptive. I can imagine the payment being very small and very flat :)

It sounds like what it should sound like I guess, very depressing, very small and flat. Like a very small bottle of pop that's been open too long.

Anonymous said...

So very Malaysian! Before they produce anything of passable quality, they start asking for big money!