Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories
May12

Defying Doomsday: Earn $400 for Post-Apocalyptic Stories

  Defying Doomsday Anthology Defying Doomsday is an anthology strongly focused on characters surviving an apocalyptic event. More specifically, each story within the anthology should ensure at least one of the protagonists has a disability of some description. The editors encourage characters with physical impairments, life-threatening allergies, chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, and/or neurodiverse characters. Ideally, stories should show how the character’s disability, condition or illness could impact the character’s life and struggles during a post-apocalyptic event and contending with the collapse of life as they know it. It’s important to show that disabled characters have far more interest stories to tell in post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction than just being secondary characters. Preferred plot lines also need to focus on some type of cataclysmic event that characters must endure and survive, whether it’s already happened or about to occur. The anthology’s editors, Holly Kench and Tsana Dolichva, prefer stories set in the near future. They may also consider some stories set in the far future. Alternate timeline versions of the recent past may also be acceptable. The editors want to see a variety of stories, including those that are fun, sad, adventurous or horrific. Please do not submit fantasy. The editors will also not accept stories containing erotica or gratuitous violence. No reprints will be considered. The editors also won’t accept multiple submissions or simultaneous submissions. Stories submitted to the Defying Doomsday Anthology should be between 3,000 and 7,000 words in length. Payment is 7 cents per word (USD), payable on publication. Editors are paying for First World Publication Rights, with an exclusivity period of 12 months. Submissions close 1 July 2015, Australian Eastern Standard Time (30 June 2015, US Pacific Time). You can see the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/submissions/   . Like this post? Share it with...

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Sword and Sorceress Anthology: Earn $450 for Sword & Sorcery Short Stories
Apr23

Sword and Sorceress Anthology: Earn $450 for Sword & Sorcery Short Stories

  Sword and Sorceress Anthology Submissions for the 30th anthology collection of Sword and Sorceress are now open. The Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust is seeking submissions of ‘sword and sorcery’ short stories that feature a strong female protagonist the readers can care about.  The editor for this anthology is award-winning writer, Elisabeth Waters. Stories should be no longer than 9,000 words, although shorter stories are preferred. The editor strongly suggests writers read previous Sword and Sorceress anthologies for examples of successful submissions. She may also consider urban fantasy stories set in modern times and always wants to see a short, funny piece for the last story in the collection. Please do not submit stories containing explicit sex, gratuitous violence or profanity. The editor also will not accept reprints or simultaneous submissions. The editor is always keen to discover fresh, new writers for the Sword and Sorceress anthologies.  Of course, there are usually some stories by writers with well-established names from the genre featured in each volume too. It’s important your story is formatted to the editor’s preferred guidelines, so please read the guidelines carefully before submitting. Payment for accepted submissions is 6 cents per word, paid as an advance against pro rata share of royalties. Estimated publication time is November 2015. Deadline for submissions is 15th May, 2015 Full writer’s submission guidelines can be found here: http://www.mzbworks.com/guidelines.htm Amazon.com Widgets Like this post? Share it with...

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Deep, Dark Woods Anthology: Earn up to $400 for Horror Stories
Apr09

Deep, Dark Woods Anthology: Earn up to $400 for Horror Stories

The Deep Dark Woods Anthology What could be lurking in the deep, dark woods? It’s up to you to find out! Submissions are now open for the Deep, Dark Woods anthology. The editors are seeking well-crafted, original horror stories themed around the Deep, Dark Woods. The editors don’t mind if your story is scary, diabolical, suspenseful thriller, psychological horror, supernatural, based around a moral theme, or straight-up gory splatterpunk intended to shock readers. It’s up to you. The key to getting accepted into the anthology is to be sure your story is well-crafted and has an impact in some way, whether that’s a clever ending, a solid hook or memorable characters. Quick tip from the editor: It might help writers to read a copy of a previous anthology to get a feel for what type of style and tone the editors like. Stories should be between 500 and 8,000 words. Longer stories may be considered based on merit. No reprints will be considered. Email submissions are accepted, but all stories must be formatted according to the publisher’s guidelines. The publishers obtain first publications rights to your story in both print and digital format. Payment is 5 cents per word, plus one contributor copy. Submissions close May 31st,  2015 You can read the full submission guidelines here: http://www.christinaescamilla.com/open-the-deep-dark-woods-anthology/ .   Like this post? Share it with...

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Legacy Anthology: Earn $100 + Royalties for Dark Fantasy Fiction
Mar31

Legacy Anthology: Earn $100 + Royalties for Dark Fantasy Fiction

  The Legacy Anthology is seeking Dark Fantasy stories for inclusion into their upcoming anthology collection. Realmwalker Publishing Group is soliciting dark fantasy stories from fantasy writers for an upcoming anthology called The Legacy. The editors will consider submissions of dark fantasy, grimdark and paranormal themes that should be built around 1 of 12 key events for this anthology. All stories should chronicle the tales of the Ellesmere family, which is an assembly of omnipotent wizards. Stories can cover the events encompassing the Ellesmere family’s rise, fall, and redemption. The events within stories should have dramatic consequences upon the region of Sarandor and all of the people who live there.   Submissions should be under 10,000 words. Excerpt from the website: The intent is for the individual stories to be able to stand on their own but when placed together, would ultimately tell a singular story arc from multiple voices and viewpoints.   The anthology will be built around twelve key events that take place over a course of several hundred years. There will be only one story selected to represent each one of these twelve time periods. The stories can be told from any perspective: one of the Ellesmere family members, a friend of the family, or someone outside of the family altogether.   All 12 key events, including names of characters are available in the submission packet download (available from the publisher’s website). The information given for each event should be considered a guide only – not a synopsis. Payment is $100 per story plus 5% royalty on sales, plus 10 paperback copies Deadline for submissions is 1st May 2015 Selections will be announced during ComicCon 7th July 2015 Anthology release date will be 3rd November 2015 You can read the full submission guidelines here: http://www.realmwalkerpublishinggroup.com/the-legacy-anthology/     Like this post? Share it with...

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