Submit Your Story
Submission Cutoff Date for Gone Dogs Has Passed
While our submission cutoff for Volume One has ended, we will be taking submissions for Volume 2 of Gone Dogs soon.
Be part of the greatest collection of love stories about dogs ever published. We’re looking for stories between 500-2500 words, but also poetry, and even photo essays (in this case, just upload a document outlining your proposal, along with a link to your photography.) Our focus is on gathering the sweetest, funniest, most heartwarming tales about the dogs we shared a life with. Dogs we’ll never forget.
Gone Dogs will also be heavy on photography as we will feature photography with every story. So please be sure to attach one good photograph with your entry. Should we select your story for publication, we’ll need a high resolution image and probably ask for more than one. If for some reason you don’t have a photograph and your story is selected for the book, don’t worry, we’ll work it out.
Enter as many times as you like. We charge a $20 editor fee per entry.*
If Your Story is Selected…
Should your story be selected to be part of our book, you will receive
- Two copies of Gone Dogs (projected as a $52 value)
- Promotional links from our website and social channels to your blog (or social channel, or wherever else you’d like linked attribution)
- An author/dog profile on our site
- Your name will appear in our table of contents, and as the author of your story.
- And of course you’ll be a co-author of the greatest collection of dog stories ever published.
You will be able to upload your story and your photo(s) at checkout.
Please include your full name in all filenames. (Ex. JaneSmith_GoneDogsEssay.pdf)
Unsure of what sort of writing we’re looking for? Read Just a Dog, the story that started it all. And if writing is daunting, read this post with three easy steps to getting it done.
*We hope to obtain a title sponsor so that we can waive the editor’s fee for future volumes and pay each contributor. But for now we are just a grassroots startup concept by a writer and designer team. Thank you so much for being a part of it.