Call for Submissions: Stories of Restaurant Workers | Due Dec. 31 - (Expired)

Calls for Submissions For Writers

Blue Cubicle Press seek fiction and poems for its fourteenth annual Workers Write! anthology, Tales from the Café. Works should focus on workers in food industry—”bakers, bartenders, bus people, chefs, cooks, managers, owners, servers—anyone who works in a restaurant, bar, or café.” My guess is that cafeterias and similar food industry settings also qualify, but if you want clarification prior to submitting, email with your question.

The 2017 Workers Write! anthology, Tales from the Construction Site, won the 2017 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing from the Working Class Studies Association.

  • Publisher: Workers Write!
  • Publication type: Anthology
  • Word count: 500–5,000 words
  • Payment: $5 to $50 (varies depending on story length and rights requested)
  • Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017, or until issue is full
  • Response time: Not specified
  • Will they take reprints? Yes.

For additional guidelines and where to send submissions (they accept them electronically and via post), please visit Workers Write! Literary JournalAnd if your experiences in food  service are so vast you don’t know where to begin, here are some photos that might draw your focus on specific moments:

Cafe worker looking out window
Photo by PedroSerapio on Pixabay. Photo at top of post by Crew on Unsplash
Kitchen staff in chef's white's in restaurant kitchen
Photo by StockSnap on Pixabay.
Bartender in Kyoto, Japan
Photo by rolandoemail on Pixabay.

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