A Dysfunctional Family Christmas!


Your story should be between 1,000 and 3,500 words and edited to the best of your ability.

Stories must be about a dysfunctional family Christmas (or seasonal holiday)

Submissions are open now until 11:59 p.m. November 8, 2019 EST.

We will accept only one submission per author.

Simultaneous submissions will not be accepted.  Previously published submissions will not be accepted.  Submissions should not be available for viewing online during the submission/publication process or for 6 months after publication.

Submissions should only have mild, non-graphic violence, no explicitly sexual/erotic scenes, and “bad” language should not be used excessively but may be used in limited capacity.

All submitting authors will be notified of our decision within 2 weeks of closing date.  If your submission is chosen, you will receive a full publishing contract outlining the details of our agreement.  Upon signing, Stormy Island Publishing retains exclusive rights until six months after publication.

As payment, each author will receive a paperback copy of the anthology after publication.  Each author will also receive a $5 payment via Paypal only.

For details on how to submit, visit our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES



Winter-themed Poetry

All poems must adhere to the winter theme.

No previously or currently published poems will be accepted.
Authors may submit multiple poems (up to 5 per person) but no guarantee we will accept all.

Submit all poems in a single word document (PLEASE DO NOT include any names within this document as we prefer to judge our entries blindly) via email to
In the body of your email submission, include your pen name (if applicable) and the titles of all poems included in the word doc.Deadline: November 20, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST.Contributing authors will receive a free eBook copy after publication and discounted author copies of the paperback.