Home – Lifespan Vol. 7

Submissions for Home Lifespan Vol. 7 will OPEN 1st October 2022.

From 2021 through to 2024, Pure Slush is planning a 12-volume anthology series, looking across the Lifespan.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute works taking characters across the arc of their whole lives, whether prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction.

Or alternately, to create unlinked works.

Submit to one … or a few … or many … or all.

Your Home 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  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs)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. (That’s for each story / essay: maximum number of prose pieces you can submit is 3.)
  • 80 word minimum limit for poetry / maximum 1000 words. (That’s for each poem: maximum number of poems you can submit is 5.)
  • must include something about home or the feeling of home.

You must be minimum 18 years of age to submit.

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: if you are submitting more than one poem, story or essay, we really prefer they are all included on one document. So if you have 5 poems or 3 stories to submit, please include them on one document, and thus make one submission, rather than 5 submissions (one for each poem) or 3 submissions (one for each story).

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

For other topics re submitting and rights etc,  click here.


The 12 volumes will be, in submission and publication order

• Birth Vol. 1 – submissions for Birth have closed

• Growing Up Vol. 2 – submissions for Growing Up have closed

• Friendship Vol. 3 – submissions for Friendship have closed

• Love Vol. 4 – submissions for Love have closed.

• Work Vol. 5 – submissions for Work have closed.

• Marriage Vol. 6 – submissions for Marriage have closed.

• Home Vol. 7

• Achievement Vol. 8

• Loss Vol. 9

• Retirement Vol. 10

• Older Vol. 11

• Death Vol. 12

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