Monday, June 25, 2012

Call for Submissions for Main Street Rag: 'Law and Disorder' Anthology

Post date: Monday, June 25, 2012
Deadline: 15 September 2012

The Law and Disorder short fiction anthology seeks submissions that explore the idea of law, whether written or unwritten, of nature or society, enforced or broken, including crime solving and legal systems; all manner of disorders, from biological to social; and power systems, victimization, and social or biological conformity and aberration. Genres may range from traditional and realistic to fantastic. If drawing on popular genres that fit the law and disorder theme, submissions with original twists and high literary quality will be favored.


(1) Short Fiction Anthology Submissions are by EMAIL ONLY. All submissions should be emailed as WORD or RTF attachments to

(2) File name should match the title of the story and subject line of email should read: "Anthology Submission for ___________ theme" (fill in the blank).

(3) Authors may submit 1 story per theme for the reading period; maximum length: 10,000 words. Flash fiction is acceptable as are stand-alone novel excerpts. If writers want to submit to more than one theme, please submit them in separate emails since each theme is read by a different editor.

(4) Please double-space using 11 or 12pt serif font (Times, Times New Roman, etc.).

(5) Reading Period: We will consider submissions that arrive between May 1 and September 15 (submissions close 5pm EASTERN time September 15) with final report time no later than November 1.

(6) Previously Published stories are eligible if they have NOT been published online OR in the past 5 years (copyright date 2007) in another anthology, magazine or individual collection.

(7) NO Simultaneous Submissions.

If you have any questions in regard to eligibility, query first to If the question concerns previously published, please include where and when it was previously published.


For queries/ submissions: