Are you an aspiring writer whose inbox is cluttered with rejection letters? Don’t worry—you are not alone!

Most literary journals have rejection rates in the high nineties. This means that every day, hundreds of great works of fiction are falling just short of that cut-off. Other works might be fantastic, but simply meet with the wrong editor on the wrong day. We want to give those works a second chance to be shared with a wider audience!

Our 2020 competition is now under way!

We have published the 2019 Anthology

The 2019 winners’ anthology has been published. The paperback edition is available on Amazon for 10 USD here.

We have published the 2018 Anthology

The 43 most beloved pieces from last year have been published in our 2018 anthology. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all who participated by submitting manuscripts or voting on the candidates. 

Available as a paperback or eBook version on Amazon.com

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Writers: Send your previously-rejected manuscript to us (see submission guidelines.) Perhaps you think the editor who rejected it was wrong and you’d like the opportunity to prove it in the court of public opinion, or maybe you cringed when you reread your story and think others might get some amusement out of it. On our website, readers can vote stories up or down depending on how great or how terrible they think they are. At the end of the year, we will publish an anthology featuring the most beloved works. If your piece is selected, you can expect a share of the profits!

While you’re here, please check out our resources for writers, including Books for Writers and FAQs about Writing.

Readers: Please feel free to browse through our selection of previously-rejected literary works, search by author in our index, or check out our most popular publications from our Top Thirty List. We need your help to find the most outstanding examples of excellent writing by voting the entries up or down. Note: you can only vote once for each story from any given IP address. Thank you for supporting aspiring writers, and enjoy!