The Start

Our first anthology! This is the start of an amazing relationship with a few good authors. It’s the start of our traditional, annual, anthology project.

It's the start of something riotous, because we are only looking for stories that rock us to the core.

The theme for our first anthology is "The Start".

We are looking for works that bring a new light to new beginnings. Our first kiss with a twist. Our first unlawful arrest. Our first botched magic spell. Our first political cover up. Our first murder.

Hey, we all have to start somewhere.

What we are looking for

Most fiction genres
Stories that REBEL in some way
Authentic artists who want to be paid for their work but aren’t in it for the money
Poetry (2 pages or less per poem)
Haiku (1 page featuring 3 works)
Super Short Stories (1,500k or less)
Short Stories (1,500k – 10k)

What we are not looking for

Non-Fiction. We’re not ready for that quite yet.
Anything that can get you or us arrested.
Anything that is legal but will ruin our reputation.
Erotica - We are planning an Anthology for this genre. Hold tight.


The publisher will contract for publishing rights. First rights are NOT required but preferred. Authors will receive no royalties for book sales but will receive a flat payment for the works publication rights as well as 3 copies of the anthology upon its release. All payments are made via PayPal in US currency.

Pay rates are as follows:

Poetry: $25 per accepted poem
Haiku: $25 for each set of three Haiku accepted
Super Short Fiction: $50 per accepted story
Short Fiction: $75 per accepted story


Starting December 1st

We are a small group but we have high standards. Bring your A game. We cannot and will not accept every submission, so STAND OUT.

Please be sure to proofread your work. Submissions with excessive typos or grammatical errors will be rejected IMMEDIATELY. We do not offer editing services before contracting. We want to see a polished product.

Submit your BEST start to editor [at] rebellionlit [dot] com. Our publisher's name is Tiffany if you want to be formal.

Subject line of your email should read ANTHOLOGY: and the title of your work in the subject line. So, like this “ANTHOLOGY: Inside Out”. 

What to include in your email:

  1. ONE STORY OR POETRY SET PER EMAIL as an attachment to your query. This means if you want to submit multiple items, you need to send MULTIPLE emails. Acceptable file types are doc, docx, pdf, or odt.
  2. On the first page of the attached document, be sure to include your full name, pen name if applicable, and the full word count of your piece. Don’t worry about rounding the numbers. We rebel against that practice.
  3. In the body of the email, Introduce yourself! Tells us how you and your work Rebel. We love to see links to social media, blogs and websites as well.

Submissions close on January 2nd and we aim to have all works accepted or declined in 2-3 weeks. If we DO NOT accept your story, we will respond to your email with a fully detailed explanation of why we cannot accept at this time. 

We look forward to reading your stories!