anthology with a heart seeks poetry and short stories

H*E*A*R*T Animal Rescue Anthology

seeks poetry and short story submissions

accepts short stories in three categories: Youth (15 & under), Young Adult (16 – 18) and Adult (18+)

note: poetry will be accepted into one category 

deadline July 31, 2012



Top Dog Photo Contest

seeks photography entries: winner(s) will have photo painted with purchase option

there is a $5 fee



I share “no fee” writing opportunities and contests: gathering this information from various sources. I advise “caveat emptor” or in this case, let the writer beware when a venue is unknown to you.

If you know of a venue open to subs contact me: roxiewillbe(at)live(dot)com. In the subject line please state: “writing opportunity”

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22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap
    Sep 01, 2012 @ 22:40:50

    Hi Roxie: When do we find out about the winners?

    And I can’t find the rules, is it okay for the story to be submitted elsewhere before the results are announced?



    • Roxie
      Sep 02, 2012 @ 01:32:35

      Hey Paulette! Great questions…the major thing to point out, the subs closed July 31…did you submit to them before the deadline???


  2. Writerlious
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 13:50:29

    Oh, fun! Too bad I don’t have any animal shorts or poems.😦


  3. Angela Yuriko Smithngela Yuriko Smith
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:36:07

    Thanks for sharing our anthology Roxie! The animal rescue is such a wonderful one… they help families in need with food and medical in an effort to keep animals in their original homes along with rescueing them from shelters to foster and give them more time. I certainly appreciate your sharing this!


    • Angela Yuriko Smith
      Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:37:28

      Hahahaha! Apparently I need my editor to help me write my own name ;p


    • Roxie
      Jul 20, 2012 @ 18:53:29

      My pleasure Angela, happy to give this awesome anthology a shout out!🙂


    • rich
      Jul 25, 2012 @ 04:51:34

      where do we submit to? website? e-mail? i don’t see it here. thanks for the help.


      • Roxie
        Jul 25, 2012 @ 14:18:35

        Hey Rich!
        click on the ‘details’ link above, that’ll take you to their page…about the second paragraph down is the email addy to send subs…


        • rich
          Jul 25, 2012 @ 14:20:03

          thanks miss. i knew it had to be there, but i wasn’t seeing it.


          • Roxie
            Jul 25, 2012 @ 14:35:09

            no prob…glad to help, and let me know when your sub gets accepted😉


            • rich
              Jul 25, 2012 @ 14:42:47

              after having read their guidelines, I think the story i had considered submitting probably does not fit what they want. although the short story does involve a dog rescue, it is not the main focus of the story. i’m sure they’ll have others in which the rescue part is more central to the story.

            • Roxie
              Jul 25, 2012 @ 15:06:39

              is there a way to eclipse the other parts of the story, making it a shorter version to submit?

            • rich
              Jul 25, 2012 @ 15:44:45

              i doubt it because it is designed so that you don’t even know it’s about a dog until the last word of the story. i know you’re a very busy woman, but feel free to read it. on my blog, under “shorts” and called “boy.”

            • Roxie
              Jul 25, 2012 @ 19:19:34

              I’ll read it as soon as I get a chance, Rich…sounds good!
              Hey, a heads-up: if you’ve got your work on your blog, it is considered ‘published’ and venues will not accept it. you may want to remove it from the blog if you’d like to publish it somewhere…

            • rich
              Jul 25, 2012 @ 19:21:25

              someone really smart told me the same thing yesterday. so you and that smart person are now double smarts. thanks.

            • Roxie
              Jul 25, 2012 @ 19:36:02

              hey, glad to be in good company, LOL!🙂
              BTW excellent story, just left a comment

  4. Claire A. Iannini
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:19:39

    No pets in this house, but I always appreciate the opportunities you present to us, and of course, to peruse your blog!! Thank You!


  5. Sword-chinned bitch
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 18:32:42

    Thanks Roxie!


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