Call for Submissions: Love Grows Stronger in Death

Love has the extraordinary power to transform lives, elevate our spirits, and bring us immeasurable joy. But what happens when love is lost? In the face of death, love takes on a new dimension, becoming both a beacon of hope and a wellspring of sorrow. We invite you to delve into the depths of human emotions and explore the profound theme of love amidst loss for our upcoming anthology, Love Grows Stronger in Death.

We are seeking gripping and evocative stories that capture the essence of affections or opportunities not fully appreciated or explored until they are goneThis anthology aims to explore the profound depths of human emotions and the transformative power of love, loss, and redemption. Whether your tale portrays unrequited love, the regret of missed connections, or the profound impact of losing a loved one, we invite you to touch the souls of readers in a way that will leave them moved and contemplative.

We are particularly interested in stories that have the power to evoke strong emotions, eliciting tears of relatable joy or sorrow. Dive deep into the wellsprings of human and non-human experiences in all forms, and take us on an emotional journey that leaves readers breathless, contemplating the fragile beauty of love and the poignancy of its loss. We want to feel the heartache, the longing, and the bittersweet memories that love can leave behind.

In addition to the overarching theme of love and loss, we encourage stories that push the boundaries of conventional storytelling. Your submissions can play with subjects that encompass both human and non-human experiences, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. Furthermore, we invite you to delve into themes such as identity, family, technology, politics, culture, and tradition, wherever they intersect with the emotions and complexities of love and loss.

Submission Guidelines

Stories should fall under the genre of literary fiction, exploring the theme of love amidst loss. We welcome diverse interpretations of the theme.

  1. Word count: Submissions should be between 3,000 and 5,000 words in length.
  2. Originality: We value unique and fresh perspectives. Previously unpublished stories will be given priority, but we will consider exceptional stories that have been previously published.
  3. Submission format: Please submit your stories in a standard manuscript format (double-spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman, in .doc or .docx format).
  4. Multiple submissions: You may submit up to two stories for consideration. Please submit each story as a separate entry.
  5. Submissions should be sent via email to with the subject line “Love Grows Stronger in Death Submission.” Include your name, contact information, a brief bio (50-100 words), and the word count of your story in the body of the email. Attach your story as a separate document.
  6. Deadline: The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2023. We will not consider any submissions received after this date.
  7. Response time: We aim to respond to all submissions within 4 weeks of the submission deadline. If you haven’t heard back from us within that time, please feel free to inquire about the status of your submission.


Remuneration for Contributors

We understand and value the immense effort and creativity that goes into crafting exceptional stories. While we cannot offer monetary compensation for accepted works in “Love Grows Stronger in Death,” we are committed to recognizing and appreciating the contributions of our talented authors.

As a token of our gratitude, all accepted authors will receive a complimentary personal copy of the anthology upon its publication. We believe that holding the physical manifestation of your work in your hands is a cherished reward and a testament to your skill and dedication.

In addition to receiving a copy of the book, contributing authors will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a professionally curated literary collection, gaining exposure to a wide audience of readers and fellow writers. The anthology will provide a platform for you to share your voice and connect with a community of like-minded individuals who appreciate the power of storytelling.

We understand the importance of fair compensation for creative endeavors, and while we are unable to offer financial remuneration at this time, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for writers to showcase their talents.

We are thrilled to embark on this emotional journey with you and to curate a collection of stories that will resonate deeply with readers. “Love Grows Stronger in Death” promises to be an anthology that explores the intricacies of love and loss, stirring the heart and soul. We eagerly await your submissions and the opportunity to share your poignant stories with the world.