Make sure you read these before you submit …

Simultaneous Submissions
No, we don’t accept simultaneous submissions. We like to think you’re reserving your best work for us anyway!

We can’t pay contributors to anthologies money, favours or in kind … but we do give contributors eBook copies or a PDF of the anthology they have contributed to.

Author Copies
Truth Serum Press uses print on demand (pod), which means that when you order your Truth Serum Press book online, it is then printed and shipped to you. (And you can’t order it any other way.) There are various services / websites that use print on demand, and the practice is not uncommon in online publishing.
So, in a nutshell, if you want a copy of a Truth Serum Press anthology, you must pay for it. This includes writer contributors.
While no bleeding heart sob-story sympathy is sought, please be aware that if you submit work for a Truth Serum Press print anthology, if you want a copy, you will need to pay for it. If editors at Truth Serum Press want a copy, they too must pay for their copy.
So, think about this before you submit, if it proves or will prove a problem for you. We would love to be able to give all authors their own complimentary copy, but that’s not the system used.
Should you have any queries re this, please contact

Publishing Rights
Truth Serum Press reserves the right of first publication for all work it publishes (stories and poems, fiction and non-fiction) unless the work has been published elsewhere before it was submitted to Truth Serum Press. This includes personal author blogs, websites, print and also self-publishing.
If the work has been published beforehand, the editors of Truth Serum Press should be notified where and when it was published, when the work is first submitted to Truth Serum Press.
It is industry practice that authors do not publish work scheduled for publication by Truth Serum Press, on other sites or in print beforehand, and Truth Serum Press operates under this same understanding.
Once your poem or story or essay is published on or by Truth Serum Press, it’s out there. But until it is published by Truth Serum Press, then we expect what is the industry norm, and that is your work is not published elsewhere, including personal author blogs and websites.
Submission to Truth Serum Press constitutes acceptance of these terms.

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