In Medias Res: Stories from the In-Between
An Anthology of Boundary-Breaking Fiction
On February 28th, 2016, Writespace will open the submissions call for our second anthology, In Medias Res: Stories from the In-Between. We are looking for stories about characters who are thrown into or stuck between different cultures, communities, families, races, genders, self-images, dimensions, continents, etc. We want the gray area—the uncomfortable, the undefined. Give us characters in the middle of it all: middle children, mediators, people in the middle of their lives, in the middle of a mess—“in-between.”
Play with structure. Send us stories that start in the middle, that have no middle, that have only a middle. Send us work that is non-linear, non-traditional, or work that uses traditional structures in subversive ways. Break the boundaries. Break genre.
Guidelines for Submission:
Submissions are now closed for the anthology. Thank you to everyone who sent their work in! We will be contacting contributors by July, 2016.
Submission Period Opens: February 28th, 2016.
Submission Period Closes: April 28th, 2016.
Anthology Publication: Early Fall, 2016.
At Writespace, we support writers of all backgrounds, identities, and genres. For In Medias Res, we will consider submissions of all genres; this includes, but is not limited to: science fiction, mystery, fantasy, literary, romance, speculative, magical realism, western, prose poetry, new forms, experimental forms, dystopia, fairy tales, etc. We encourage submissions that cross or blur genre lines, go against conventions, and tell stories of diverse, traditionally underrepresented groups.
The anthology will partner with Writefest 2016. Writers who attend Writefest, either via workshop or the weekend Submit-A-Thon, will skip the slush and receive first reading from the editors.
Address questions to Managing Editor Holly Walrath, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about our cover artist, John Bernhard.
"Featuring writing by: Layla Al-Bedawi, Andrea Barbosa, Andreana Binder, Kristen Bird, Kristin Bonilla, Jessica Capelle, Cassandra Rose Clake, Tyler Darnell, Christina Escamilla, Christa M. Forster, Emily Sketch Haines, Carlos Herbert Hernandez, Karleen Koen, Janet Lowery, Thomas H. McNeely, Patricia Flaherty Pagan, Joy Preble, Sara Rolater, K. J. Rusell, Elizabeth White-Olsen"
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