Call for Submissions

Finding Light in Unexpected Places

An Anthology of Surprises

Once in a while you get shown the light

In the strangest of places if you look at it right

— Grateful Dead, “Scarlet Begonias”

“So much depends upon a red wheelbarrow.” William Carlos Williams reminds us to focus our attention on the extraordinary in the ordinary, on the moments of light we too often rush past.

Palamedes Publishing seeks previously unpublished, creative essays that explore these moments for the forthcoming anthology Finding Light in Unexpected Places co-edited by Maria Jerinic and Erik Pihel. We seek artfully written pieces on the unexpected moments that surprise, inspire and console with their beauty.

Go beyond the obvious. Write about the beauty and light to be found in moments of darkness and discomfort as well as in those of the everyday.

Submissions should run between 100 and 3000 words.

  • Submit work to
  • The subject line should read “Finding Light Submission.”
  • Send the essay as a Word attachment, double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • In the body of the email please include your full name and a brief biography.

Contributors will be compensated with two copies of the published paperback.

Please allow three months for a response. Deadline: December 1, 2017.