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Transportation Press publishes contemporary short stories from Tasmania, and around the world. Our next collection will include writers from Tasmania, Iran and India, and is now open for submissions of short stories of up to 5000 words. There is no theme and we are open to work of all genres including comics. The work must be unpublished and original, and in English. In future editions we hope to be able to publish work in translation.

So, if you are a writer from Tasmania, Iran or India, at any stage of your career, we welcome your contributions before our deadline of July 8, 2018. Send all work as a word attachment with a 50 word bio in the body of the email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Entry fee is $3AUD and must be paid at the time of submission. 
Click here to pay: https://transportationpress.bigcartel.com/product/smoke-microfiction-entry-fee All selected writers will be paid $250 for their work.

This work will be published in late 2018/early 2019, pending dosh, but we’re confident we can raise what we need.

Our editors for this collection are Shirindokht Nourmanesh (Iran), Kulpreet Yadav (India) and Rachel Edwards (Tasmania).

To date we can confirm that work from Booker shortlisted writer Jeet Thayil (Narcopolis) and Stella shortlister, Shokoofeh Azar (The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree) will be included in this collection.

To get a sense of the work we have previously published, our backlist is available for purchase here: https://transportationpress.bigcartel.com/ 

Publishing books is not an easy process, so Transportation Press has partnered with the Australian Cultural Fund to offer tax deductible donations to those of you who would like to support us. If you’re flush right now, sling us a tax deductible donation by clicking here: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/international-short-story-collection/ Please share this link amongst your mates, we are eternally grateful for all the support we get, it means we can keep publishing excellent stories