A brand new independent publishing house seeks writers with interesting concepts and powerful voices for a dynamic anthology of work.

Cornwall-based MARGŌ COLLECTIVE will be publishing Chains: Unheard Voices later this year in commemoration of 100 years since women were allowed to vote.

The call for submission opens on Tuesday, February 6th to coincide with 100 years since the Representation of the People act was passed, allowing women to vote for the first time.

The anthology collection is the brainchild of Magda Pieta and Hannah Vaughan, experienced marketers and editors in the South West independent publishing sector.

Hannah said: “We want to celebrate voices from the margins – innovative and interesting writers who may otherwise struggle for their work to be seen.

Chains: Unheard Voices will be the first publication from MARGŌ COLLECTIVE and we hope will set the scene for our future literary discoveries.”

Magda added: “Themes such as #MeToo and this year’s centenary of women’s right to vote has shone a light on how people otherwise marginalised are now being given a voice and platform to be heard.

“We want to explore all facets of how people might “break the chain” of society  – be that gender, age, race, location, sexuality, life experience or religion. We are hungry to receive previously unpublished work from writers who may have interesting concepts or powerful voices.”

MARGŌ COLLECTIVE welcomes fictional, short stories of up to 3,000 words. Non-fiction and poetry will not be considered.

Closing deadline

Deadline for submissions is 29th March 2018

How to apply

Email submissions@margocollective.com or go to the website.