Submission Guidelines

The Made in L.A. indie author co-op is a Los Angeles-based group of writers dedicated to the support and appreciation of independent authors.

We publish work by new, emerging, and established writers, including those who have been underrepresented or historically misrepresented, with a preference for writers who currently live in and around Los Angeles. Previously published and unpublished fiction will both be considered. Submissions are free.

Note: We have extended the submissions deadline through July 31, 2021.

Submission Guidelines for Made in L.A. Vol. 4

Made in L.A. Writers is now open for submissions for our fourth volume of short stories. We seek stories that evoke nuanced feelings and leave a lasting impression. We want to meet vibrant characters, hear their distinct voices, and–as always–see the action unfold in a strong Los Angeles setting. 

There is no word count minimum or maximum though we generally prefer stories in the sweet spot of 2,000 to 10,000 words. We accept previously published stories; please include your story’s publication history in your submission email.

All submissions must be double-spaced in 12-pt Times New Roman font with one-inch margins attached to an email as a MS-Word, RTF, or PDF document. Please include a word count, your name, and your email address at the top of your piece.

To submit: email your manuscript to madeinlawriters@gmail.com with SUBMISSION in the subject line and a brief note of introduction in the body.

Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of Made in L.A. editors. Acceptances will be announced in September or October. Publication is scheduled for March 2022.

For stories accepted for publication, Resonant Earth Publishing, working on behalf of Made in L.A. Writers, retains non-exclusive continuing global print and digital rights to publish, produce, reproduce, distribute, and market stories perpetually in ebook and paperback formats (i.e. the rights to publish your story in this specific anthology).

Authors whose works are accepted will receive five free print copies and the option to purchase unlimited copies at cost (print + shipping). In addition, authors will be invited to participate in Made in L.A. Writers-organized events, such as readings, book fairs, and publicity campaigns.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your work.

Submission Guidelines for Third Annual Anthology

Deadline: October 15, 2019.

Details:

  • All submissions must be double-spaced in 12-pt Times New Roman font in a MS-Word, RTF, or PDF document with one-inch margins.
  • Please include a word count, your name, and your email address at the top of your piece.
  • Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of three Made in L.A. editors.

If accepted for publication, Resonant Earth Publishing, working on behalf of Made in L.A. writers, retains non-exclusive continuing global print and digital rights to publish, produce, reproduce, distribute, and market stories perpetually in this format (i.e. the rights to publish your story in this specific anthology and no others). Authors whose works are accepted will receive five free print copies and unlimited copies at cost (print + shipping). In addition, authors will be invited to participate in Made in L.A. writers-organized events, such as readings, book fairs, and publicity campaigns.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to view your work.

To submit: email your manuscript to madeinlawriters@gmail.com with SUBMISSION in the subject line.