Submission Guidelines

  • We accept short stories and poems of any genre, as long as they are PG-13, relatively hopeful in nature and loosely themed around the strength of the human spirit. It would be a bonus if your workalso has a Japan theme!
  • Short stories should be 500 - 5,000 words long. Poems should be 35 lines or longer.
  • Send your work as a double-spaced Word document in Times New Roman, black font size 12. Please indent the first line of each paragraph by half an inch.
  • E-mail your story as an attachment to In the body of your e-mail, please include your name as you would like it to appear in the anthology, followed by a short biography written in the third person. Feel free to include web addresses in your bio! 
  • The deadline for submissions is May 15th. A list of accepted submissions will be announced on May 30th.