The Cost of Paper: Volume One


Author: 1888
Editor: Ryan Gattis
Artist: Konstantin Datz
Pages: 152
ISBN-13: 978-0692582008
ISBN-10: 0692582002


Stories by Kate St. Clair, Bryce Carlson, Marisa Roemer, Corrie Greathouse, Veronica Bane, Peppur Chambers, Kevin Staniec, Brett Arnold, Pam Jones, Ryan Gattis, Tomas Moniz, Arianna Basco, Lilliam Rivera, William M. Brandon III, and Douglas Cowie.


The Cost of Paper is an annual publication dedicated to short fiction. It is a unique anthology of international narrative prose sold only for the cost of paper in your hand—or, completely free at Featuring cover artwork by Konstantin Datz. Purchase the print edition of The Cost of Paper: Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, and Volume Four on Amazon.


  1. Write a short story under 2,000 words and submit via Submittable.
  2. Submissions accepted from September 1 through October 31.



“This isn’t so much an anthology of short fiction and art as a book in the tradition of eclectic record samplers. Full of B-Sides and Rarities from nearly every member in our artistic family, it’s the equivalent of a mix-tape packed with different styles and genres: Supernatural Fantasy, Shoe-gazing Romance, Mystery, Historical, Noir, and Surreal Sci-Fi. The stories inside span eras and places, from Louisiana to California, from Harlem to Kyoto. This sampler is a testament to the power of collaboration, and we enjoyed the process so much, we’re making The Cost of Paper an annual tradition, not for a profit, but to share who we are and what we most believe in with you—all for the cost of what it takes to print.”


-Ryan Gattis, Editor


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