Stories that need to be told


REOPENED CALL: [Not] The End: Prison Stories 


This anthology is still in the works. The publisher will be contacting potential contributors by the end of April 2018. Thank you for your patience as this book takes the shape it needs to take to be the best that it can be.

In Hollywood, as the cliche goes, "The End" means the bad guys go to jail and that's the end of the story. It's easy to stop thinking about the lives that go on in prison, unless of course you are the ones living there, or have loved ones who are.

This is a collection of stories and poems about life in and after prison, that will remind readers of the humanity of people who are incarcerated, and the fact that we really are all in this together. We are mainly looking for stories from prisoners themselves, although submissions from family members and loved ones will also be considered.

All entries should have a title. Please include name and contact info on your submission.

Emailed entries can be sent to Please email for the mailing address if you are submitting a handwritten/paper entry.

My Favorite Apocalypse II?

Got a great idea for the next apocalypse book (or the next apocalypse, for that matter)? We are planning a second volume of stories for 2016 and we're considering themes now. Send us your ideas and we'll make the announcement of the chosen theme by the end of the year when we open submissions. Contributors to this anthology will receive $100 and a free copy of the book after it comes out. 

Some potential themes tossed around so far:

  • Anarchy
  • How the apocalypse begins
  • Aliens all the way, baby


Email submissions (preferably as Word document attachments) or questions or ideas to

There is no reading fee for submissions.

Word limits: 5,000 words (for both of the above anthologies)

Contributors to either of the above fundraising anthologies will receive a free copy of the anthology.

Legal Stuff

By submitting your work, you are stating and agreeing that (1) the work is your own original work, (2) no one else owns the rights to publish said work, and (3) you are granting TulipTree Publishing, LLC (TulipTree) the right to publish said work, unless you withdraw your work prior to TulipTree's decision to publish. 

TulipTree does not retain rights to your work after we publish it. If it is published again we ask only for an acknowledgment in the new publication (e.g., "previously published in ...").