How to Apply: Bannister Press Short Stories 2024

Bannister Press, an independent publisher based in Toronto, specializes in supernatural and fantasy stories catered to adults and young adults. They are currently seeking submissions for their 2024 fantasy short story anthology titled “OTHER.”

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Status: ❌ Closed
Expired on:June 1, 2024
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Submissions must be by writers who identify as women.
  • International submissions are welcome.
  • There is no entry fee.

What They Want

  • International short story submissions by writers who identify as women.
  • Stories that explore themes of being on the outside looking in or feeling out of step with the world, with a fantasy element.
  • Visually or character/narrative focused stories that leave a lasting impact on the reader.
  • Humorous stories are acceptable, but not centered around a “mic drop” moment.

What They Don’t Want

  • Works written by AI.
  • Submissions containing erotica, gore, or excessive violence.
  • Reprints or previously published works.

How to Apply

Submission Guidelines For Bannister Press

  • Bannister Press does not accept works written by AI.
  • Submissions do not necessarily have to be edited.
  • Only one story per author is allowed.
  • No multiple or simultaneous submissions.
  • Manuscripts must not contain erotica, gore, or excessive violence.
  • No reprints are accepted.

Submission Format For Bannister Press

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  • Title, genre, number of words, and a brief description of the story (2-3 sentences) should be included in the body of the email.
    Story should be attached as a .doc or .docx file.
  • Manuscript formatting should follow William Shunn’s Modern Manuscript Format and use Times New Roman font.
  • Email submissions to [email protected].

Additional Information

For novel submissions, guidelines differ and include providing a brief description of the story along with an excerpt from the manuscript.
Bannister Press focuses on strongly unique voices and new ideas in both fiction and non-fiction.

Author Rights

  • Rights details not provided in the submission guidelines. Authors may inquire for more information.


  • $0.08 CAD per word for a maximum of 3500 words.

Deadline: June 1, 2024.

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