#FromOneLine Volume 2...

From One Line 2 Cover - A woman is trapped in a bottle with sea horses and fish swimming around her#FromOneLine is a creative (writing) prompt started back in 2019 by megwaf on Twitter, where a single line is given as a prompt and writers are invited to take the line and run with it. The variety and diversity of writing that comes back from just one line is astounding (for a list of all previous prompt lines, click here).

Submissions for FromOneLine Volume 2 are now closed. Thank you to all who have submitted, we will be in touch soon. :)


Submissions Terms & Conditions.

To be considered for inclusion you must use the submission form above (should you encounter any problems with the submission form please email : for assistance).

Submission does not automatically mean inclusion. We would love to include ALL the submissions, but we will be limited by space. All submissions will be read and considered.

The copyright of all writings will remain with their individual author/s. Authors will not be required to be under exclusive contract with Kobayaashi Studios, which means they'll be free to accept any and all offers which head their way. They are also, of course, free to publish their own writings on their own websites, blogs, social media platforms etc...

Authors give Kobayaashi Studios permission to use writings submitted, and to reproduce and publish said writings in digital, print and audio format.

There is no fee to submit your writing for the #FromOneLine Anthologies, but as a small press, we are not able to give payment for the writings received. We will offer discounted prices for Authors to purchase their books (at the average wholesale rate of 40% discount so, as the book will retail for £9.99, it can be purchased by the author for £6 each +p&p). Any profits will be ploughed back into the next publishing project, to ensure we can keep spreading words and empowering authors.

Books will be published both in Paperback and eBook format. They may also be published as Audio Books.

A proof-copy of each writer's included writings in PDF format will be sent to all authors involved in the book prior to the paperback books being printed. Authors will be asked to proof-read their own writings and declare any errors within the requested time. Authors will be responsible for their own proof-reading.

A free PDF copy of the book will be sent to each participating author.

A copy of every title published by Kobayaashi Studios is sent to The British Library. (Not technically a terms and conditions thing, we just thought you might like to know!)


Postage issues :

We learned a lot from publishing the first anthology, and one major hurdle was postage. We tried to keep costs down by offering postage via Royal Mail International Standard, but that didn't offer the facility to track parcels around the globe. Also, on top of Covid delays, we had issues arising because of Brexit, whereby new rules came into play in July which led to EU customers having to pay extra charges at their end. We are working on ways to combat these problems, including setting up an Etsy shop (to ensure customers in the EU are not subject to additional charges on delivery), and offering a 'Royal Mail International Track and Sign' option to offer peace of mind to customers around the world.