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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. When submissions are open, 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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Short Story Anthology

The current collection, entitled Draw Down the Moon, was released August 16, 2022. This collection has Romantic Love as its theme, and contains dark, humorous, quirky, and beautiful stories by over 40 writers. It is one of the largest collections we've assembled, which reflects the vast number of talented submissions received for this book. It was truly difficult to select the final stories for inclusion.

Find out more about this wonderful Anthology in our bookstore!

The 2022-23 Anthology is themed The Natural World. This collection will be released in in the fall of 2023. We encourage all short story writers to check it out!


​Our first poetry anthology is called Spheres and Canticles, and centers on a theme of wholeness, and coming full circle.

The anthology, containing the works of  over 40 poets and illustrated with beautiful atmospheric images by two professional photographers and four artists, was carefully curated by our poetry editors, and will be released in late summer 2023. Pre-orders available in our bookstore.

Submissions for our 2023 Poetry Anthology opened August 1, 2022 and closed at the end of February, 2023. More information for interested poets and artists at the Submittable link above.

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