Marta Knobloch and Kip Piper, editors at MTC Publications
announce a call for submissions of stories or poems for the
anthology, "Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All Else
The theme of the anthology is "Stories of Positive, Practical
and Often Comical Solutions When a Toolbox Is Not Handy."
This will be an anthology of stories about funny and wacky
situations where a tool or tools are needed but not available,
and the atypical and ingenious resources used to solve the
We invite writers to share true, personal stories and poems
about silly circumstances, amusing anecdotes, and much-better-
than-expected outcomes when resorting to the use of items
available as alternative tools when in a bind.
· What was the problem?
· What tools were needed and not available?
· What crazy things or alternative tools did you use?
· What inspired you to use the alternative tools?
· What was the outcome?
Stories should be funny, entertaining and vividly
descriptive so readers can enjoy the writer's ridiculous
Prose: up to 1200 words; Poetry: open line count.
1 contributor’s digital copy in both PDF and MOBI format,
plus 1 coupon for printed copies at a discount.
Copyrights revert to authors upon publication of this
anthology, "Necessity is a Mother: Toolbox Tales When All
Deadline: Submissions accepted from July 25, 2015 to
deadline of January 25, 2016.
Read anthology guidelines at:
Kip and I are looking forward to reading your stories