About Running with Water Anthology


Running with Water, our bi-annual literary anthology, seeks to provide quality writing to  the world that would otherwise not be seen. We encourage fresh and original unpublished works.


We lean more towards writing that empowers, educates, inspires, encourages or moves us in some way–the best works are those that get into the bones. But some works we will publish simply for the enjoyment of reading them. Submit and surprise us. We love to be surprised.


NOTE: Running with Water has no theme. The name, much like writing, is fluid. Writing moves and flows  through the world, sometimes in unexpected ways–it seeps through cracks or crevices, into fissures, through the land and through our bodies. Water moves, nourishes, sustains , and can change the structure of our land and our lives. If we use words like water, could we not then impact the world?


2019 Pushcart Prize Nominations



Milton Bates for “TRANSLATION”
Derek Berry for “MUSK EATER”
Chapman Hood Frazier for “RIFFLING THROUGH THE RUINS”
Tim Harkins for “DISENCHANTED”
Ellen Birkett Morris for “ABIDE”






Running with Water anthology features four (4) genres:


Fiction – Writers may submit up to 7,000 words.

Creative Nonfiction – Writers may submit up to 7,000 words.

Flash (Fiction or Nonfiction) or Micro Flash– Writers may submit between 700-900 words (300 0r less words for Micro Flash).

Poetry – Writers may submit up to 3 poems.

(Note: Title does not count towards word count.)


Save the Date–Submit Now.


For further details or to submit follow the link below:


READING FEES help to offset the cost of publication:

Longer Works of Fiction and Nonfiction should be submitted independently and require a $10.00 for each submission.

Two or less Flash entries require a $10.00 reading fee for each submission.

Poetry entries consist of up to three poems for consideration with each $10.00 reading fee.


Submissions for Running with Water will be accepted through fall and, if we are interested, we will save the submission for our next publication date–we publish every odd numbered year.


Best of luck in submitting. We look forward to reading your entries!


Purchase a Copy! 


Interested in purchasing a copy of RWW. Click the link below, and one will be mailed to you. But, remember, you are responsible for paying tax on your purchase.




Note: it may take up to two weeks for your purchase to be mailed.