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Single author short story collections CafeLit (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

We’re offering to publish single author collections of short stories by authors we know. If you’ve had five or more stories in either one of the Bridge House or Best of CaféLit anthologies or on CafeLit we know you and your work and we’d be pleased to look at a whole collection. There is an underlying assumption here that we will be prepared to publish.

We are also interested in collections by unknown writers if about two thirds of your stories have been published elsewhere and you still own the rights.

Please use the submit button below. It is free to submit but you may opt to give us a tip.


We’re looking for collections of between 30,000 and 60,000 words. If you have 70,000 or above it might be worth splitting it into two volumes. Ideally stories are between 1,000 and 6,000 words each but the overall word count is more important. You are welocme to include stories we've published before.

If you are a CaféLit author and your stories are under 1,000 words, you might consider submitting to Chapeltown Flash Fiction collections instead. We are always open to CaféLit authors even if submission is closed to the general public. Find guidelines here.

Author compensation

We work on a 50% share of net sales.

How to submit

Please submit all of the stories in one Word document, in the order you think they should appear in the book. Double space. Use a standard 12 pont font - Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri. At the end of your document please list five or more stories we have already published. If any of the stories you are submitting have been published elsewhere by us or anyone else please list at the end of your document e.g. Name of Story, first published by .... in ...... date." Upload as doc, docx or rtf document.

Single author collections Free Tip Jar Option


Double space.

Use a standard 12 point font - Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri

Indent paragraphs (use paragraph tool in Word, please)

Single or double quotes - but please be consistent

No extra space between sentences

No extra line space between paragraphs

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