What is it?
The Little Books Diverse Book Box basically consists of two separate parts: a diverse book box and a diverse short story anthology. Each month, we’ll release a box featuring a diverse novel, a previously unpublished diverse short story, and some bookish goodies. At the end of the year, we’ll compile all of our short story publications as well as a few others into a diverse anthology.
How does it work?
Each month, we’ll have a new, diverse novel as the central point of our book boxes. Inspired by these novels, we’ll release themes to help guide authors toward diverse short stories. We’ll accept previously unpublished short stories from around the world, promote them beside already published diverse novels, and eventually compile them all for our anthology. Submissions are paid, and we’ll accept any work so long as it hasn’t been officially published before (blogs don’t count!) so feel free to send us whatever you’ve been working on. While we’ll be giving special priority to stories that fit our monthly theme, we’ll accept any diverse story each month, and even if your story doesn’t win, you’ll still be in the running to be included in the final anthology.
Who will we publish?
Anyone! We welcome experienced writers and amateurs alike. Every piece we receive will be answered with a formal acceptance/rejection, and any piece received prior to the 10th of the month will receive feedback and a chance to resubmit.
You said paid?
Indeed we did! All winners will be awarded:
- Publication as a standalone story and in the final anthology
- A copy of your standalone story
- Monetary compensation at $.01 USD/word.
Anyone chosen for the final anthology will receive monetary compensation at $.01 USD/word.
Where can I submit?
Email us at INQUIRY@THREELITTLEBOOKS.CO with subject line: LITTLE VOICES [CURRENT MONTH] SUBMISSIONS. Ex. “LITTLE VOICES DECEMBER SUBMISSIONS”. Please compile your story into a word document and include a short personal bio. If your story is own voices, please include that too!
Is there any way I can help out?
Spread the word! Follow us on social media! Donate here! Anything you can contribute will help us a ton and is greatly appreciated!
I’m still a little confused…?
Send any questions to INQUIRY@THREELITTLEBOOKS.CO and we’ll be happy to answer!