Ray Bradbury’s 100th Birthday:

A short story Anthology

Ray Bradbury’s childhood home in Waukegan, IL. (image from file770.com.)


What’s the anthology about?

The great Ray Bradbury would have been 100 next year, and to celebrate, we’re putting together a short story anthology from authors who have been inspired by his stories.

What’s the theme?

We’re going nearly a century back for this one. All the way back to 1920 in Green Town—I mean, Waukegan, IL, to the childhood home of Ray Bradbury. All stories must involve the childhood home of Ray Bradbury in some capacity. For more details on the home itself, here is a wonderful article about the home and the surrounding sites.

Who can submit?

Submissions are open to new and established authors who have a fondness and love for Bradbury and his stories.

Story Requirements

  1. All stories must relate to the theme “Ray Bradbury’s childhood home.”

  2. Stories must be no longer than 5,000 words. No minimum.

  3. We’re not too particular how you send them to us. Send us a word doc or a Google doc, in the formatting of your choice. Send stories to submit@fcshultz.com.

How do I submit?

We’d like to have the first draft of your story in hand by January 22, 2020. That will give us a month to read, then two months for you to make edits, and then the summer to start putting it together. We will release this anthology on August 22, 2020, Bradbury’s 100th birthday.

If you think you’ve got a story, fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested. We hate spam too, so we’ll just send reminders as deadlines approach.

Do I have to sign up?

Signing up is not required, it just helps us keep all the plates spinning. We definitely won’t be mad if we get your story, out of the blue, on January 22, 2020. In fact, we’ll be elated. Do whatever works best for you.

What about royalties?

All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the Waukegan Public Library.


Send an email to submit@fcshultz.com with any questions. Or, fill out the form below. We’re looking forward to reading your stories.

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