100 Lives

SUBMISSIONS are now OPEN. Submissions CLOSE 31st July 2020.

(Please note that the submission period may end sooner if we have 100 accepted submissions sooner … and similarly, may end later. But the trick is, SUBMIT NOW!)


To celebrate 10 years of publishing (our 10th anniversary is December 2020), we are calling for submissions for our 100th print book!

The theme for the anthology is life / memoir / biography, and the book will be called 100 Lives.

We plan to include 100 stories, essays and poems.

We will have 50 poems, and 50 prose pieces.

PLEASE NOTE: we are not seeking cutesy stories that might appear in magazine’s like That’s Life or New Idea or People … we want the real deal, here!

Your submission must be:

  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)
  • 150 word minimum limit for fiction and non-fiction, stories and essays / maximum 1000 words
  • 80 word minimum limit for poetry (this is about a life, after all!) / maximum 1000 words
  • must be about someone’s life
  • titled after the person about whom your story, essay or poem is written.

How many can I submit? We suggest up to 5 poems and 2 stories maximum … otherwise we will start to look at the clock. Please also note that as a rule, we only accept one piece from a writer for a project. So submit 2 stories and 5 poems (2 + 5 = 7) … and we will only accept 1 submission for inclusion and publication.

You must be minimum 18 years of age.


To submit, click here. Please include the words 100 LIVES, plus your name and the title of your submission, and the word count. (Please note: word counts do not include titles or your name.)

If you are new to Pure Slush, please include a brief bio or profile of yourself.

If you have any questions, please email edpureslush@live.com.au.


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