Original short fiction. Word min-max (generally speaking): 3,500-10,000. Previously unpublished as well as previously published work is eligible as long as all rights to appear in an anthology are available. Novel excerpts okay. Our goal is to publish extraordinarily interesting storytelling that appeals to readers from all walks of life. One way to understand what we mean by this is to read this review of our inaugural volume: Coolest American Stories 2022 | Washington Independent Review of Books

Please include your name and all contact information (including your email address!) in the upper left-hand corner of your manuscript.

Payment of $100 upon publication. Deadline for each year's volume of this annual anthology: October 15 of the previous year. &, oh: Try to be cool.

Coolest American Stories Anthology