Be a Part of KL Stories


I feel that this is very relevant to us. Let’s have a story or two in the book!

Call for Submissions – Urban Odysseys: KL Stories
MPH Bookstores Sdn Bhd

DEADLINE: Fri 30 Nov 2007

MPH Group Publishing are calling out for submissions of short fiction and creative non-fiction for an anthology tentatively entitled “Urban Odysseys: KL Stories”. The aim is to publish the anthology in 2008, depending on the number of submissions received.

The theme of the anthology will focus on life in the city, specifically Kuala Lumpur, with writings that show images of the new juxtaposed against the old, urban living with contrasting bright lights and shadowy realities and other short fiction or creative non-fiction which best encapsulate the spirit of the national capital. This is not a travel book but an anthology of literary writings about the city.

Stories must be original, between 3,000 and 5,000 words, and must not have been previously published. They invite submissions from both emerging and established writers.

Stories for children are not eligible for this compilation.

Manuscripts must be edited, typed double-spaced with 12pt font and e-mailed to Please include your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. You may submit as many pieces as you wish.

Faxed or handwritten submissions will not be entertained and manuscripts will not be returned. They will contact you only if your piece has been selected for inclusion in the compilation. Writers whose submissions are selected will be expected to work with the editors to fine tune their stories.

Deadline: Fri 30 Nov 2007
Payment: A small flat fee and two copies of the anthology

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