Submission Guidelines

I am looking for stories of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 words by new, emerging and established writers. If you have a story that falls outside this range but which you feel is suitable for the anthology, please contact me at botanicalshortstories@gmail.com before submitting.

All entries must be original, unpublished and the author’s own work. Stories for children are not suitable for this publication. 

Writers should send a maximum of two stories. Payment and terms are at the bottom of this page.

Please send each story separately as an email attachment in a Word document formatted in an easily legible, 12pt font such as Arial, Times New Roman or Calibri and use double spacing.

Please include a brief biographical note (around 50 words) in your covering email which tells me a little about yourself, your writing, and your interest in plants and flowers.

Email your submission(s) to botanicalshortstories@gmail.com

Submissions close at 12pm on Friday 10 February 2023.

Payment and terms

The History Press are offering each contributor 15 complimentary copies of Botanical Short Stories upon publication. The anthology is expected to retail at £10.99 per copy.

Contributors are able to buy further author copies at 50% of the retail price if wished.

After publication, contributors will be eligible for ALCS and PLR payments based on their contribution.

On publication, The History Press ask for a three-year exclusive licence and a non-exclusive licence thereafter. Stories may be republished, for example in a sole-authored short story collection, within the exclusive period with permission from The History Press.

Copyright remains with the author.

Please email any queries to botanicalshortstories@gmail.com