New Appalachian Anthology Call for Submissions

Appalachia Now: Contemporary Fiction

Bottom Dog Press is issuing a call for submissions for this forthcoming anthology of contemporary Appalachian short stories. The stories included will be sharp, vivid evocations of a place, its people and culture. We aren’t seeking sentimental treatments, but strong human stories. Both Northern and Southern treatments of the Appalachian theme are encouraged. Style is open, as long as it serves the story and the audience.

Editors: Larry Smith and Charles Dodd Whitebot_dog_redux_flat-1 (2)

This book will be published as part of Bottom Dog Press’s Appalachian Fiction Series and is considered a follow-up to the best selling Degrees of Elevation anthology published by Bottom Dog Press in 2010.



Length: between 3,000 and 6,000 words.

Submissions are open now. The reading will be ongoing.

Deadline: March 15, 2015.

Email submissions only. Send attached .doc file to: and make sure the word “Submission” is somewhere in the subject line.

Payment: $50 and two copies

Reprints are acceptable in some cases. Please let us know where it’s been published and if the publication was print or online.

Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as we are notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

No multiple submissions, please. Pick your best story and send it forward.


Bottom Dog Press is an independent literary small press in its 30th year with 180 titles.

Bottom Dog Press/ PO Box 425, Huron, OH 44839

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