Open call for submissions

Open call for submissions of flash fiction and poetry for a charity anthology

We’re seeking submissions of poetry and flash fiction for a charity anthology  which will raise money for the Alf Dubs Children’s Fund.

Lord Alfred Dubs was rescued by the Kindertransport in 1939 and brought to Britain as a refugee when he was 6 years old. The fund’s aim is to help lone children refugees, protect them from traffickers, and get them to safety.

You can read more about it here.

Please note that as this is to raise funds for charity, no payment will be made to authors. The project is being run by volunteers with all profit going straight to the fund.

The anthology will be released in conjunction with a second anthology of science fiction short stories (for which submissions are full) later this year.

Submissions Guidelines

  • 100 line limit for poetry
  • 1000 word limit for flash fiction
  • Authors and poets may submit up to three pieces
  • The theme is child or refugee, but this can be a ‘flavour to the piece’ rather than a strict theme
  • Due to the nature of the charity, only PG submissions will be accepted
  • doc., docx., rtf., or txt. files please.
  • We’re not going to get strict on font or formatting, but nothing too weird please.

Please note that all pieces may be subject to editing (with your co-operation and permission of course), but please ensure that all submissions are as polished as possible.

We will ask for first publication rights. Full copyright and all other rights etc will be retained by the respective authors.

Any questions, please ask. Or get writing and send your submissions to by 31st August.


Sandra Fairbrother (writes as SW Fairbrother)

Mark Lewis

Jesse Marbulcanti

One thought on “Open call for submissions

  1. This is a very good idea. I run a Creative Writing group in Newport, South Wales and am hoping people from my group can contribute to it with submissions. I think it would be a great compliment if some of the group got included in the book as we are just over the water.

    Would you know of any other things like things running throughout the country?

    If you get an opportunity, please email me with any comments you may have.

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