The theme of this anthology is to have 1,764 stories by 1,764 writers of different names, which is 42 x 42 by 42 x 42 writers. Multi-subs are okay as long as you use a pen name for each story (max of 4 stories per writer). If you have to ask why the need of a pen name, kindly reread the first sentence again.
Each story needs a title with approximately 42 characters (between 40 and 44).
All stories need to be exactly 42 words.
All bios are in 3rd person and exactly 42 words long.
Use this site: https://convertcase.net/
Note: Hyphens count as a word as do ellipsis so be careful.
The subject line of an email should include 42subs, the category, and your initials. Examples:
Your middle initial will help differentiate you from others. There are 42 categories, and the subject line helps us know which category’s readers to send your work to, so please remember this part.
Each chapter has a cover. All of the covers have been selected except for the Crime, Fight, and
book cover. If you are interested in drawing one, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The publication date is TBA, but once published, a token amount will be donated to United Through Reading. Also, the 42 chapters have a Story of Excellence Award. Award winners receive:
$0.42, which can be added to the anthology charity.
Story podcasts and read on YouTube by the author or possibly an actor
A 42 Anthology Story of Excellence certificate
Writing the introduction to their chapter
We need about 300 stories to reach our goal. Please send us something for consideration. Keep the guidelines in mind.
Pay: This anthology will come out in all possible formats. Unfortunately, payment for all authors cannot be guaranteed. At this time, we have no plan to pay authors aside from award winners mentioned and authors of the Craft of Writing category. We will, however, consider paying authors if it is possible.
When you send us a story, you agree to the terms of the anthology and to your work being published in the Project 42 Stories Anthology. The terms and submission link are here:
Or just go through Submittable: