Monday, July 1, 2024

You’ve Spoken: 2024 - 2025 Submissions Topics and Deadlines

 Happy Summer!

Who says democracy doesn't work? Your votes have been tallied and below are the themes you chose. 


Anthology submissions due date Aug 25, 2024

Shades of Ghostly Horror

Who’s afraid of some ghosts?

Send us your stories of the corporeally challenged. These stories can involve insubstantial to realistic lifelike person/ animal forms which can haunt a person/ place/ object. Whether they are void of humanity or emotional concepts representing complex psychological experiences, let the spirit move you to relay tales of their exploits. Is there a chill in the air? Or is that simply a group of ghosts? Either way, it should be a phantasmic spooky time. Horror can range from apocalyptical, paranormal, or serial killers. Characters can include paranormal, human, alien etc while time period can be past, contemporary, future or anything in between.


Anthology submissions due date January 31, 2025

Shades of Workplace Love

Love takes work so why not find love at work?

Send us your workplace romance short stories! Explore complexities & challenges of finding love in contemporary urban professional settings where the workplace, business, or industry provides an extra layer to interact & develop relationships (from high-pressure/ deadlines/ competition adding tension or relaxed/ casual environment allowing more time) with possible ethical concerns, power imbalances/ dynamics, career advancement, gossip/ rumors, and societal norms impacting the personal life to provide a compelling, relatable story with a satisfying happily ever after (HEA)/ happy for now (HFN) end. Characters can include paranormal, human, alien etc.

PLUS Shades of Adventures in Love is on the way. It will be a summer release so more news will be coming soon.

Now that you know, you can enjoy your summer and look forward to more Write Volumes!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Love in the New Year & Love your Opinion

 Gong hey fat choy! Happy Lunar New Year!


The Year of the Dragon is barely starting, and things have gotten busier.


Our next anthology (#11!) Shades of Adventures in Love is underway with a spring launch date so you can spring into LOVE!


But now it’s up to you to choose our next themes!


Here’s a link to a 2-minute poll for you to tell us what you’d enjoy reading or what you’d like to write.  

The poll closes February 25 so Please cast your vote TODAY!

Click on the link or use the QR code to access the survey.





In time for Valentine’s Day, we’re announcing our Pushcart nominations from Shades of Holiday Love. These were announced on our social sites in December. While all the stories are worth celebrating, these 2 stories take special to the next level.



 For the Holiday Love Anthology click HERE


Shades of Holiday Love published in July 2023 Pushcart Nominations:


by Jen B Wang (1:06)

Do dreams age?

The confidence of youth vs experience/wisdom of maturity



Popular Mechanics 

by Randall Jon Van Vynckt (1:02)

What if path to true love isn’t always straight?


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