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Botanical Short Stories: call for submissions

on October 31, 2022

Emma Timpany won the Dorchester Literary Festival writing Prize in 2019. See what she’s up to now!

Emma Timpany

I am looking for short stories by new, emerging and established writers which are approximately 3,000-5,000 words long. Please see the submission guidelines on the Botanical Short Stories website for further details.

From tokens of love to neolithic burial gifts, bridal bouquets to seasonal wreaths, healing potions to artistic masterpieces, flowers and plants have a multitude of meanings and a long and complex relationship with all our lives. They are the stuff of myth, of gods’ metamorphoses and the emblems of kings and saints. They brighten our homes and bring joy to our senses, delight us in gardens and countryside, convey our emotions, symbolise new birth and human mortality, and yet are often overlooked as an inspiration for writers of fiction. This stunning collection of contemporary fiction will celebrate the world of flowers and plants and the meanings they hold, in twelve intriguing and surprising new short stories.


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2 responses to “Botanical Short Stories: call for submissions

  1. Jim Bates says:

    This is great, Gail. Thank you for the heads up. I’m getting a story ready to submit right now! 🙂

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