The Essential Summer Reader
Q: What is The Essential Summer Reader?
The Essential Summer Reader is the annual literary journal for Vital Narrative Press. It was created to offer new writers a chance to be published and have their work available to a worldwide audience.
Q: What is this year's theme?
The theme for this year is "elements" because the goal for this year's Reader is to show what we are made of - the interpretation of the theme is completely up to you.
Q: What kind of writing can be submitted?
We are looking for short stories, plays, essays, poems, novel excerpts and creative non-fiction. Unfortunately, we cannot accept photographs, artistic prints or comics but we are looking into it for the future.
Q: Who can submit?
For the 2015 edition, everyone is eligible to submit. Starting in 2016, only adults 18 and older will be eligible to submit. For ages 13-17, there will be a separate submission process.
Q: How can I submit?
Q: When will it be released?
The Essential Summer Reader will release on May 25, 2015.