Saturday, May 3, 2008

Open Submissions for The Versus Anthology

Versus is a collection of works based on the theme of pitting
iconic characters or forces against one another (for example,
“Jesus VS Thor” or “Adolph Hitler VS Grendel”). Versus is edited
by Josh Woods and is set for release in the spring of 2009 by
Press 53 ( ). Versus already includes a great
host of writers, such as Pinckney Benedict, Michael Kimball,
Margaret McMullan, John McNally, Kyle Minor, Andrew Scott, Curtis
Smith, Susan Woodring, and many others, but we have held a few
spots open in order to give everyone interested the opportunity
to join this anthology, so here is that opportunity.

We’re looking mostly for short fiction of around 1,000-1,500
words, but Versus is open to longer works as well as poetry,
creative non-fiction, short screenplays, flash fiction, graphic
novel pages, and even hybrid genres. Submissions can be
previously published elsewhere as long as the writer has, or can
obtain, (re)publication rights. Simultaneous and multiple
submissions are allowed, but due to the volume of submissions, we
will be unable to communicate about individual manuscripts other
than to indicate that they are accepted or rejected. We will not
respond prior to the submission deadline.

The deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2008.

Please send submissions by email attachment in Microsoft Word
compatible format or as Adobe PDF to versusanthology(at)

(replace (at) with @)

or submit by mail with SASE to:

Versus Anthology
Faner Hall 2390, MC 4503
SIU Carbondale
1000 Faner Hall
Carbondale, IL 62901

Cover letter is optional, but please include your name and email
address on each page of the manuscript. For these few remaining
spots in Versus, we are setting our focus on new, emerging, and
innovative writers. For further details on what a Versus piece
is, or even for the option of getting assigned a set of
characters for your Versus piece, please visit

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