We are accepting submissions for Booth X, our tenth anniversary print issue. The submission period for this special issue will close on June 19, 2016.

Booth X will be a hardback collection of both new material and curated pieces from the past eight years. We're tentatively planning around 400 pages.

For instance, gathered in Booth X will be a compendium of our author interviews, likely to include: George Saunders, Cheryl Strayed, Chuck Klosterman, Karen Russell, Charles Simic, and more. In addition, we will offer some Booth classics from Jonathan Lethem, Kim Addonizio, Kevin Wilson, Aubrey Ryan, Roxane Gay, and others!

We expect Booth X to offer a broad range of fiction and poetry, essays and lists, comics and expert miscellany. We could list some possible themes, in any genre, that we’d love to see: sports/video games, writing on food, art/artist appreciations, craft meditations, '80s postpunk, Wiffle ball, and so on, but we would inevitably leave out dozens of better ideas that you might be working on.

Writers accepted for Booth X will be paid in contributor copies of this collector's edition, plus t-shirts and commemorative swag. And you will be in extraordinary company in a beautiful, hardback edition. 

Please submit once only and in any genre. If poetry, no more than three poems.
Ends on 4/15/2017

The short pitch: Reboot a classic adventure story. 

The (slightly) longer pitch: Start with any adventure story (or character from an adventure story) in the public domain. Then reboot, reinvent, reimagine. Play with any of the tools of fanfiction, including (but not limited to) alternate universe, alternate ending, alternate point of view, or crossover (grafting together different fictional worlds). 

Want some possible examples? Think: Captain Nemo's origin story; Tarzan returning to the jungle as an old man; Zorro dueling D'artagnan; Robinson Crusoe, from Friday's point of view.


Speaking of alternate points of view: The old adventure tales were great, but they were almost all written by white guys about white guys. For this anthology, diversity among characters and contributors will be a point of emphasis.  

What's an "adventure story?"

Action & danger are central to the story. Here's a starter list of classic adventure fiction. Note that while the source material should be an adventure story in the public domain, your reboot doesn't necessarily have to be. Maybe you want to write about Tarzan discovering inner peace through adult coloring books, I don't know.

What are the parameters?

Pretty flexible. In terms of length, let's say as short as one page, and as long as thirty. Any form, any genre.

If your story has not been previously published, it will be considered for publication in Booth and in a forthcoming anthology to be published by Break Away Books. If it has been previously published, it's still eligible for publication in the anthology, so go ahead and submit it.  

This submission portal will close on April 15, 2017. 

Questions? Email furuness(at)gmail.com