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Escape Anthology

A project of Escape Collective Publishing (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions. We provide the following information as an archive.


For our first anthology, we are seeking short stories focusing on the theme of “Escape.” Escape from what, to where, why? That's up to you! But please notice that we ask for a “theme” of Escape, not specifically a “plot” based on escape; though we will read and accept stories centered around prison breaks, escapes from dying planets, and others, we wish to explore less obvious examples of escape or escapism as well. 'Fiction of the Fantastic' has often been called “mere escapism,” after all; we just want to do away with the derogatory “mere” and embrace the “escapism”: the wondrous, the sense of freedom, and more, that comes with literature that frees itself from the bounds of realism, and, in doing so, is able to look at 'reality' from a new perspective. So surprise us, entice us, move us, and free us with your stories.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed



General GeneralSubgenres: Fabulism, Magic Realism, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Romance RomanceSubgenres: Cross-Genre, Romantic Fantasy, Romantic Horror, Romantic Mystery, Romantic Science Fiction, Romantic Suspense.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.

Open to all/most Styles.




No monetary payment Royalties No monetary payment. Royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.


Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.

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Last Updated: 23 Apr 2020
Date Added: 09 May 2011

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