An independent publisher in London. We publish full-length memoirs and short story anthologies. Our goal is to support exceptional writers to ensure that readers can find bold life stories (and that other stuff they call fiction) in the marketplace. Our debut anthology Stories About Penises was released on 28 November 2019. It is available from gutspublishing.com, at independent bookshops in London, and with many online retailers. Free ebook when you order a print copy from Guts Publishing.

The theme for our next anthology, Cyber Lives, has transformed into Cyber Smut. To those who have already submitted under Cyber Lives, rest assured, your submissions will not be affected by this. The theme remains the same: we want to know how the internet has impacted your life.

We are seeking poetry and short stories (fiction & nonfiction) from the UK & Ireland. Closing date is 29 February 2020. We look forward to reading your work!

Cyber Smut is wide open to interpretation, and anything goes - memoir, poetry, erotica, literary fiction, sci fi, essays, etc - as long as it aligns with the theme. 

Things to consider: our daily lives are saturated with the internet, impacting our minds and behavior. Miscommunications and mishaps. Lust and desire for fame and money. Hilarity and tragedy with Tinder or Grindr. This is rich and fertile ground, and surely there are countless ways to approach this theme. We are thrilled about our next anthology and hope you are too.

Closing date for submissions is 29 February 2020. 

Writers from the UK and Ireland - currently living or born in the UK or Ireland.

Short stories (fiction & nonfiction) - 1000 to 5000 words.

Poetry - up to 5 pages.

Unpublished work only please. We are not able to accept previously published work, print or online. 

Include your name, contact details, and the title at the top of your document. Please number your pages.

Send a brief covering letter and bio. Let us know where you are from and if your story is fiction or nonfiction. You can attach up to 3 files, or include everything in 1 file.

Acceptable file formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf. 

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