Propertius Press publishes two annual anthologies, one of poetry and one for short stories. We update this page to explore our collections’ themes each year, and to keep you apprised of deadlines and criteria for submissions. Please use the link below to send us your work! For the fastest response, please submit your document in one of the following formats: 

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We are actively seeking works from black and minority writers. If you believe in your work, but aren't sure if it will meet our criteria, please submit it. Don’t be afraid to send us a good story that would benefit from the polishing skills of our editorial staff. 


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Short Story Anthology

We are accepting submissions for the next Short Story Anthology! This collection, that takes its title from a line in Sextus Propertius’s Book I, Love Poems to Cynthia, evokes the mystery and tension of romance. Stories may evolve along a theme of romantic love, in all its rawness, oddity, and power, although this does not have to be the primary focus of the story.

We will make final selections for the Anthology by the end of April 2021. The collection will be published summer 2021.

We accept submissions throughout the year for our two annual anthologies, one of short stories and the other of poetry.


​The deadline for 2021 has passed, but sign up for updates to be informed when next year’s anthology is open for submissions!

The anthology will be released in April 2021, during National Poetry Month. Sign up for updates to be notified when this volume is available to purchase, or pre-order here.