Submission Call: Minibook Anthology Invitational

Submissions are now open for the following, by invitation only: Faux Paws

Project: A flash fiction anthology in Mannison Minibook format. We are seeking original, previously unpublished stories with a maximum of 1,500 words, to include drabbles and other forms of microfiction. Given the brevity of flash fiction, multiple submissions are allowed. No reprints. Soft deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2023 or until the anthology is filled.

Theme: Animals who are not what they seem. House pets, wild animals, cryptids, familiars…surprise us with their true nature!

Genres: Drama, Humor, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Science fiction. (Non-exclusive. Have a different idea? Go for it.)

Compensation: $0.02USD/word, one print copy, one ebook copy

Subjects we WILL NOT accept include (but are not limited to, as per our discretion):

  • Erotica or pornography
  • Pedophilia or bestiality
  • Graphic depictions of rape
  • Graphic depictions of child abuse
  • Sexual activity involving persons under the age of eighteen (18)
  • Gratuitous or excessive violence or gore
  • Racism, bigotry, or libel towards anyone
  • Fan fiction or derivative works


  • Please send your submission to our new submissions email at The subject line should read: Faux Paws Anthology, “Title of Story”, Your Name
  • Please submit your work as an attachment. We prefer .DOC, .DOCX, or .RTF format, Times New Roman or Arial font, and kindly include your name, contact info, genre, and word count on the first page.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome! They may be submitted with the same email, but please attach each submission as its own file for clarity.

Publication: This mini-anthology will be published in both ebook and our Mannison Minibook 4″ x 7″ print format. Print on Demand and Kindle ebooks will be published via KDP (Amazon), and further ebook formats will be made available via Smashwords (now partnered with Draft2Digital) and their online distributors. Amazon’s Kindle Select will not be enabled to allow for multi-platform publication.

Compensation: Authors will receive a payment of $0.02USD/word, one 4×7 print copy, and digital ebook in three formats (MOBI, EPUB, and PDF).

Rights and exclusivity: Authors must hold all rights to their work at the time of submission. Mannison Press will ask for worldwide first print and first digital rights, exclusive for six months. Once the contract expires, all rights revert to the author. Authors maintain full copyright to their work.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at We look forward to reading your work!

Ron Linson
Deidre J Owen