Interested in Submitting?

In writer on October 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Each fall we open submissions for our yearly anthology, An Honest Lie. Every volume has its own unique theme. For instance, Volume 1’s theme was Encouraging the Delinquency of your Inner Child. Volume 2’s theme was  Delusions of Insignificance.  And, Volume 3’s theme was Justifiable Hypocrisy. We can’t tell you now what the theme will be for Volume 4, but we can say it will be just as unique and quirky as our previous themes. Check back with us throughout the year, or subscribe to this website, to find out what our next theme will be.

We are always looking for submissions in the areas of fiction, well written misadventures from real life, and blatant lies that are fun and entertaining..

We’re looking for …

… the ironies in life

… the serendipity of it all

… the epitome of adventure


… the power of imperviousness

… the pull of naivety

… the view from a different angle


… the mix of mood, moment, and movement

… the wretched truth

… a clever lie

… the humor inside


… the mockery of it all.


We’re looking for the perspective.


The subject is up to you.


(Please keep it clean. No political commentaries, testimonials, religious manifestos, or poetry)

Submissions should be at least 3000 words in length and no more than 6,000 words total, submissions will be disqualified for not meeting minimum or exceeding maximum word count requirements.

All submissions should be sent in .odt .doc or .docx format, in a legible 14 pt font, with pages numbered in the top right corner.

Please include title and author name on all pages submitted.

Include the following information with your submission:

Full Legal Name (with nom de plume)

Email and Regular Mail Addresses


 A Short Bio (100 words)

Where did you hear about Open Heart Publishing and this submission call?


Please read F.A.Q. for further details and other common questions before contacting our editorial department.

Contact info


Please submit your manuscripts to either

or to



Deadline for Submissions is now May 15 2011.


Public engagements associated with this publication are for promoting the book and for promoting you as an author.


 Pay for published authors will be based on royalty accrued via sales of merchandise, books sold, and attendance at public engagements.

The most popular author from each anthology will receive a book contract with Open Heart Publishing !


Attendance at public engagements is not mandatory.


All travel and travel associated expenses are author’s responsibility.




We are also seeking illustrators for this and other projects. Please e-mail us at for further details.

  1. Did you mean to say the deadline for submissions is in March of 2011?

  2. Justifiable hypocrisy – do all stories have to relate directly to this theme? Do all stories have to be grounded in reality or can they have a paranomal element?


    • Of course they have to relate to the theme Wendy, that’s why there is such a thing as a theme. As to what it means… You tell us what you think that implies. Want a better clue, buy our previous publications and figure it out.

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