Little Bird Publishing House and #UTOPiA2016 Launch Revolution-themed Short Story Anthology Contest

Utopia Announcements, Contest


1. a forcible change of a government or social order, in favor of a new system.
synonyms: rebellion, uprising.

London-based ebook and paperback publisher, Little Bird Publishing House, has partnered with #UTOPiA2016 on a short story anthology contest, with proceeds benefitting Help Build A Library in South Africa, an organization that donates young adult books to schools and supports mentorships for aspiring young writers.

The upper young adult/new adult, revolution-themed anthology contest launched today. Writers can submit the first 1,000 words (of their up to 11,000-word short story). The submission window is open until Friday, December 11, 2015. The public votes on their favorites until mid-January, and the eight submissions with the most votes will be announced the winners on January 22, 2016, and will be included in the anthology titled #FightForYourWrite, as well as receive their own complimentary copy of it. One  grand prize winner receives complimentary Titanium-level admission to #UTOPiA2016, and has the opportunity to get a future work published by LBPH.

“Collaborating on a global scale with other authors and entrepreneurs dedicated to lifting the indie literary community has been a goal of UTOPiA from its inception, and the opportunity to bring writers from all around the world into an anthology that has representation on multiple continents, is truly revolutionary,” said Janet Wallace, founder of UTOPiAcon.

“Little Bird Publishing House is proud to be involved in showcasing some of the incredible talent and creativity of the Utopia community,” said Katie John, founder of LBPH. “We truly believe storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of political and social change; it influences the world one mind at a time. Stories challenge orthodoxy, they reshape constructs, and they give a voice to those who may otherwise feel silenced. This anthology is a collection of those voices, chosen by the Utopia community, to represent us all.”