Submit to Eggplant Emoji

The submission period for Volume 2 of Eggplant Emoji has ended. Thank you all for submitting, we received 115 submissions from 99 authors. Eggplant Emoji Volume 2: Thicker, Longer, and More Uncut will be available September 26! The Call for Submissions for Volume 3 begins March 1, 2023!

Call for Submissions

Eggplant Emoji, an annual comedy publication, is currently seeking hilarious short fiction submissions for its second volume.

Eggplant Emoji Volume 2 will be a print and eBook collection of hilarious short stories that are character-driven and culturally striking. Stories selected for this  anthology will define pop culture with unforgettable characters, outrageous situations, and riotous humor. For a better sense of what we’re looking for, check out Eggplant Emoji Volume 1, available on Amazon.

Submissions should be 1,000 – 5,000 word prose, filled with laugh-out-loud moments; if it’s really funny, up to 7,000 words is acceptable. The intended audience will be 17+ and we encourage adult or sexual themes.

Submission Guidelines: We use a blind submission process. That means your name, email address, or any other identifying information should be absent from the pages of your .doc/.docx piece. Please title your work and reference it in the body of your email.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please immediately advise us if your piece is accepted elsewhere. A maximum of 2 pieces will be accepted per person for consideration. Contributors will receive a $25 one-time payment and author copy per accepted piece.

Please send submissions to

Deadline: Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Decisions will be rendered by Sunday, August 14, 2022. Release date: September 2022.

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