We are currently working on our next book. Stay tuned for the next call for submissions.
Chicago Story Press loves storytellers. We would love to publish your work, but before you submit please understand that taking your story from the stage to the page is a process; it's a collaboration between the teller and the editors.
On stage, tellers rely on their voice, mannerisms, etc. We will help you get that on the page through a series of edits, which you have the right to accept or dismiss. And at any point in the process you may opt out.
For editing, we adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, which is the gold standard in publishing. However, when it come to the dialogue in your piece or internal thoughts, we will not be strict. People do not speak and think in proper English.
When the editor and writer have come to a final product, the teller will be sent a contract to sign. Feel free to look it over in advance. All authors will retain the rights to their story and receive compensation depending on the sales of the volume.
If that sounds good, please feel free to submit your story. We look forward to reading it.
The author guarantees that he/she possesses sole ownership of his/her personal narrative, that it is a true story, and that he/she is the sole owner of the copyright and its content.
Moreover, the author assures that he/she did not commit plagiarism in relation to his/her story and ensures that its contents are entirely his/her creation.
The story must not contain libelous, illegal, sexist, racist, homophobic, legally obscene, defamatory and intentionally hateful contents.
All submissions for collections of stories must be between 1,000 to 2,000 words.
All submissions must be received by the deadline.
Send your story in Microsoft word document to Hello@ChicagoStoryPress.com
Do I have to sign any type of agreement to submit my work?
No. But you will need to sign an author contributor agreement if your work is published by us.