Enter the anthology

Current anthology

Authors’ Tale published its first anthology, Once Upon a Wednesday, March 15, 2017. It is available in paperback, e-book, and hardcover. Find it in the AT bookstore, through Amazon, B&N, or Createspace.

Upcoming anthology

The second anthology, Heart of a Child, is set to publish in 2018. Submissions open June 1 and close September 1. Writers who opt-in for the short story workshop will take part in the month-long event, which occurs throughout September. Judging begins in October.

Any editor feedback will be received after judging is completed and results are finalized.

Learn more about what goes into each anthology and why you should be a part of it.


Each submission has a $5 entry fee, including a 2.9% sales charge for online payments. This fee does not include editor feedback if the author requests it. That is an additional charge.

The workshop is free. Not participating in the workshop does not remove the fee from your entry.

All money from fees goes toward ISBN numbers for this anthology, as well as for future anthologies.


All profits from book sales go to a designated organization or charity, which is decided before the publication is released. This year’s anthology, Heart of a Child, will give all profits to Children of the Nations, an organization that seeks to improve the lives of impoverished families long-term. If you have additional questions or reservations, please read this FAQ page.

How to submit

Anyone interested in taking part will need to be a member of Authors’ Tale to gain access to all previous writing prompts eligible for this year’s anthology. The password for the prompts page is found in the pinned post of Authors’ Tale. If you are a member and want to see the list of prompts, click here.

If you’re not a member and want to join, click here.

The link to submit is available in the Authors’ Tale group in the pinned post.