V Press is currently accepting submissions for:

Chapbook Contest

  • Include a manuscript of 25 - 35 poems for consideration ($25 reading fee)

Nonfiction Book Prize

  • Include a manuscript of up to 75,000 words for consideration ($35 reading fee)


Running with Water Anthology will feature four (4) genres:

  • Fiction – Writers may submit up to 7,000 words.
  • Creative Nonfiction –  Writers may submit up to 7,000 words.
  • Flash (Fiction or Nonfiction) –  Writers may submit between 700-900 words. 
  • Poetry –  Writers may submit up to 70 lines for Poetry or four poems, whichever comes first.  

($10 reading fee)

(Note: Title does not count towards word count.)


Reading fees help to offset publishing costs. 

V Press LC looks forward to reading your pieces. Learn more about V Press LC here: https://www.vpresslc.com/about/

Ends on December 1, 2018$25.00
$25.00

What you get

V Press invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. And we will offer one cash prize of $500 US Dollars to the top prize and publication. If there is a tie for first then the cash prize will be equally divided among the winners. In the event that no manuscript is worthy of publication, V Press will not publish anything for this category. Finalists and runners up are not offered a cash reward. However, they may be offered a book contract. 

What we want

V Press loves to read fresh and original works. We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way--the best works are those that get into the bones and the reader carries them around for a while. But know that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

What we don’t want 

V Press does not want to read any works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Rights & Rules

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere. 

Submit full manuscript of 25 to 35 poems, with a table of contents after the title page. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment. 

Author agrees to attend one book signings that V Press will set up to promote thier book. At this signing, the author will recieve their $500 honorarium.


Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best. V Press only publishes books/authors we believe in. If we believe in you—we will fight for you! It’s our desire to see our author’s succeed in the marketplace as well as well as in readers' homes. 

Ends on December 1, 2018$35.00
$35.00

What you get

V Press invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. And we will offer one cash prize of $1000 US dollars to the top prize along with publication of your book. If there is a tie for first then the cash prize will be equally divided among the winners. In the event that no manuscript is worthy of publication, V Press will not publish anything for this category. Finalists and runners up are not offered a cash reward. However, they may be offered a book contract.

What we like

V Press loves to read fresh and original works. We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way--the best works are those that get into the bones and the reader carries them around for a while. But know that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

What we don’t want

V Press does not want to see any works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Rights & Rules

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere. 

Submit full manuscript, with 2-3 page synopsis after the title page. Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment. 

Author agrees to attend three books signings that V Press will set up to promote their book.  At the first signing, the author will receive their $1000 honorarium. 


Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best. V Press only publishes books/authors we believe in. If we believe in you—we will fight for you! It’s our desire to see our author’s succeed in the marketplace, as well as in readers' homes.

Running with Water Anthology invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. We love to read fresh and original works. 

Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best.

What we don’t want: works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Running with Water asks for first rights--meaning once your work has been published with us, you can then publish elsewhere on the condition that you mention the work was first published with RWW.

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

Writers may submit up to 7000 words. Note: Title does not count towards word count.

Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font and submit your document as a Word attachment.

We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, or encourages. Be aware that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

Running with Water Anthology invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. We love to read fresh and original works. 


Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best.


What we don’t want: works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 


Running with Water asks for first rights--meaning once your work has been published with us, you can then publish elsewhere on the condition that you mention the work was first published with RWW.


Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.


Writers may submit up to 7000 words. Note: Title does not count towards word count.
 

Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment.


We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, or encourages. Be aware that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

Running with Water Anthology invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. We love to read fresh and original works. 

Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best.

What we don’t want: works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 

Running with Water asks for first rights--meaning once your work(s) have been published you can then publish elsewhere on the condition that you mention the work(s) was first published with RWW.

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

Writers may submit up to 70 lines for Poetry or four poems, whichever comes first. Note: Title does not count towards word count.

Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment. And please submit any additional poems after the first in the same document with each poem beginning at the start of a new page. 

Again, we lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, or encourages. Be aware that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

Running with Water Anthology invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. We love to read fresh and original works. 


Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best.


What we don’t want: works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works. 


Running with Water asks for first rights--meaning once your work has been published with us you can then publish elsewhere on the condition that you mention the work was first published with RWW.


Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.


Writers please submit between 700-900 words. Note: Title does not count towards word count.


Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment.


We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, or encourages. Be aware that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

Running with Water Anthology invites submissions from anyone, anywhere in the world. We love to read fresh and original works.

Note: If we publish your work we will champion it—and you. Submit your best.

What we don’t want: works involving child abuse, graphic sexual deviations, horror, or anything that is just plainly too graphic for general adult audiences. If it disturbs the general reader then it’s not for us. The following are more works that we are not interested in seeing/reading: self-help, religion and spirituality, erotica, textbooks, or technical/professional works.

Running with Water asks for first rights--meaning once your work has been submitted, you can then publish elsewhere on the condition that you mention the work was first published with RWW.

Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged, but each submission must be accompanied with a reading fee. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome and encouraged. Kindly let us know if your submission has been accepted elsewhere.

Writers please submit between 700-900 words. Note: Title does not count towards word count.

Please use Times New Roman 12 pt. font, and submit your document as a Word attachment.

We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, or encourages. Be aware that there are some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised. 

V Press LC