We offer anthology publications, a chance for authors to have a voice in the literary world yearly. All Open Submission Projects will always be listed here, please follow submission guidelines. We never charge a fee to participate in our publications.
Guidelines For All Anthology Submissions
Anthology Submission Guidelines
Email Submission to: CTUAnthology@yahoo.com
Subject Line: Please Use Title of Anthology/Your Name
Note: Sometimes we run more than 1 anthology submission, if the title of the anthology is not in the subject line your submission will be rejected.
Submit in 1 Word Document
3 Pieces per Entrant (No more than 2 pages per poem length)
At top of page please provide all Contact Information
Font: Times New Roman 12 PT
Underline your Titles
Single Spaced without Indents
Work in ALL CAPS will not be accepted.
Include your Name at bottom of each Poem
You may include 1 Web Link with your work (please place below your name)
- Your entry receipt should be verified by an automated email response.
- Please adhere to these guidelines explicitly, there will be no further private communications.
- Any entries that do not comply with these simple guidelines will not be accepted.
- Only 3 Pieces per Entrant – in one email please, unless otherwise stated.
- You will only receive contact from us if your are chosen as a participant in this anthology.
- Failure to follow guidelines will cause your submitted work to be rejected.
ALL WORK MUST BE EDITED PRIOR TO SUBMISSION, AND WILL BE PUBLISHED AS YOU HAVE SUBMITTED
Disclaimer: When you submit your work for inclusion in this anthology you are granting Creative Talents Unleashed and its affiliates use of your work Royalty-Free in connection to this offering and promotional services. Author retains all rights to his/her work.
I Have a Name
Now Accepting Poetry Submissions for our next anthology “I Have a Name” Please read the Invitation for submissions for this Anthology so you understand what types of poetry will fit this publication. Accepting 3 pieces. Please use standard anthology submission guidelines posted above.
Submissions Open From June 10th, 2017 till July 10th, 2017 – NOW Open
Invitation for submissions:
We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’ We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us. These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.
There are many people silently suffering as a result. They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion. There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society. We wish to create an Anthology, whereby each contributor submits at least three poems or prose pieces, either from personal experience with any of these disorders or are inspired by knowledge of someone who they have known personally. It can also be voice of celebration for the people living successful, full lives, despite having any one of them.
- Anxiety Disorders/Depression
- Autism/Asperger Syndrome
- Bipolar Disorder/Personality Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The Anthology will be divided into chapters according to various disorders, so that the reader can identify with the emotions and experiences of what it is to have any of them. Please be sure to label each poem at the very bottom of the page with the subject your poem is about, so it will be clear, into which chapter your piece is to be inserted.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Now Accepting Poetry Submissions for our next anthology “Down the Rabbit Hole” Please read the Foreword for Anthology so you understand what types of poetry will fit this publication. Accepting 3 pieces. Please use standard anthology submission guidelines posted above.
Submissions Open From April 9th, 2017 till May 25th, 2017 – NOW Close -and in creation.
As poets what do we write? Are we ever completely free with our pen? Are you caught in a loop of a certain type of poetry or maybe you are experiencing writer’s block? Here is an excellent opportunity to change up your routine, throw a creative curveball, paint with reckless abandon until your ink has filled the page. Creative Talents Unleashed is providing an opportunity to cut loose and let your pen be creatively free with this “Down the Rabbit Hole” anthology.
Remember those wonderful movies of yesteryear that had that delightful wackiness about them, well let’s get wacky! Dive down the Rabbit Hole, travel down the Yellow Brick Road, explore the Chocolate Factory, escape to Neverland, eat Green Eggs and Ham for a midnight snack,
Here are some examples of what we are looking for:
Poems based off:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Wizard of Oz
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
- Peter Pan
- Poems that make us laugh
Explore your funny wacky humorous side. Be Captain Jack Sparrow with a pen and let your pen have swagger! Write poems that end with a twist. Be devious. Be spontaneous. Be fun!
microAGGRESSION: Then & Now
Currently accepting written submissions (poetry, essay, journal entry, short story, thought pieces) for our 1st anthology “microAGGRESSION: Then & Now”. The Foreword will provide you with additional insight into what will fit this publication. Accepting three pieces. Reference the standard anthology submission guidelines posted above.
Submissions Open From February 10th – May 1st, 2017 – NOW Closed and in creation.
Tolerance. Insensitivity. Intolerance. Over-sensitivity.
Here are some examples of what we are looking for:
- Ever felt insulted and injured by something a person did or said to you, but didn’t know if that person was conscious of what they had done to you?
- What about backhanded compliments that are made by friends, co-workers, family members or even strangers? How are you affected by slights and backhanded compliments — long term and short term?
- Define what microaggression is TO YOU. Breakdown the word. Attach a meaning that is personal or universal according to your vantage point.
- Microaggressive behavior leads to what? Explore the provactions, both real and imagined.
- Is microaggression even real to begin with? When did it start? When will it end? Or will it simply fade to black with the invention of a new word that holds a similar definition?
Foreword . . .
Balance is key in understanding the impact of Microaggression or, depending on your viewpoint, the lack thereof. Does it affect you, personally? Does it affect somebody you love? Is it real? Is it cultural? Or is it just some fancy “new” term used to further complicate how people communicate with one another. Should it be ignored, or highlighted and explored? Is it worth your time? The purpose of this anthology on the subject of Microaggression is to explore its ceiling from the surface and below. This book, “Then & Now”, will serve as a manual on this topic and more importantly, inspire generations to take a closer look at the layers of human communication that go unspoken for time and time again.