ANWA Anthologies

Submission Call!

The 2021 ANWA anthology will be a collection of contemporary sweet romance stories about Kismet: Tales from a Dating App.

Proceeds go toward scholarships for the annual conference.



  • Authored by an ANWA member

  • Word count: 2,500 to 15,000 words

  • Contemporary romance

  • ANWA appropriate” – Meaning, no graphic violence, sex, or blatant swearing. If these are present, they will either be removed at the editor’s discretion, or the story will be denied acceptance.

  • Type: 12 point, Times New Roman, Double Spaced

  • Multiple submissions are allowed, although only one could be accepted for publication. Multiple submissions should be sent in separate emails.

Who may enter


Authors of published articles or stories must be willing to sign a contract that gives ANWA exclusive rights to publish for six (6) months from date of publication.

No royalties are paid to authors of published articles as the profits are used for scholarships for ANWA members to attend ANWA events. Authors of published articles or stories receive a free hard copy of the published book as compensation.

The anthology is expected to be offered as hard copy and ebook on Amazon. Submissions can be sent to:


We can’t wait to see what inspirational stories you have to share. Our goal is to have the book available for purchase at the 2020 ANWA conference. If you are interested in contributing, our deadline schedule is as follows:

  • January – March, 2021 – Monthly reminders on our Facebook page to be working on those stories!

  • April 1, 2021 – All story submissions are due.

  • May 1, 2021 – Authors of accepted submissions will be notified.

  • July 15, 2021 – Editing process completed.

  • August 2021 – Typesetting process completed and files uploaded for publication.

  • September 2021 (at Conference) – Anthology available for sale.

Again, submissions are due by April 1st. Those accepted for publication will be notified by May 1st.


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