Taking Submissions: Menagerie de Mythique Anthology Call: Mythical Creatures Anthology

Deadline: September 5th, 2017
Payment: One half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00.
Note: Reprints Welcome. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10.

Estimated to come out in December.
 
Word Count:    500-10,500
Theme:    Creatures of myth and fantasy have long been a fascination in cultures throughout the the world. Did they ever exist? Do they still exist now? Imagine a time where these creatures were plentiful. Or perhaps, when they once were but now there is only one or two left. We are looking for stories centered on such creatures, be they unicorns, dragons, griffins, chimeras, or something unknown.
We will consider any sub-genre, but the story must focus on a mythical creature.
ALWAYS READ THE FULL THEMES AND GUIDELINES WHEN SUBMITTING.
PIECES THAT FAIL TO MEET THE GUIDELINES/THEME WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.
Response Time:  Please allow up to one month. After that, if you don’t hear from us then feel free to give us a little nudge.
 
Payment: Payment will be one half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Payments will be made by PayPal in USD. Payments will go out no later than four months after the publication date.
Editing: Yes, your story will be edited if we decide to accept it. After we go through and edit your story, it will then be sent back to you for final approval. In some cases, we may ask for revisions to be made. 
Reprints, Multiple & Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10.
SEND A SEPARATE EMAIL FOR EACH SUBMISSION. MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS SENT IN ONE EMAIL MAY BE DISCARDED WITHOUT BEING READ.
Guidelines for Submissions:
 
  • All submissions are to be sent [email protected]
  • In the subject line please type MYTHICAL ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION: [Your Story Title Here].
  • In the body of your email, please include your name and word count. If the story is under 2,000 words, please paste the text in the body of the email, otherwise please attach it. 
We will list all published authors on our site. Once you have a story accepted for publication, we will post a little author bio up on our site with a list of all published pieces (published by FDM).

Via: Fantasia Divinity Magazine.

Taking Submissions: The Asterisk Anthology—Round 4: Nautical Nightmares

Deadline: August 31, 2017
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

*SUBMISSION PERIOD: June 1, 2017-August 31, 2017*

The fourth round of the Asterisk Anthology will feature Nautical Nightmares, so send us your most bone-chilling tales of the sea. We welcome sea monsters of all sorts, ghost ships, creepy coastal towns, mysterious islands, and more. Anything that evokes the terror and awesome majesty of the sea is welcome. Note: No freshwater—saltwater only. Short stories (3,000 to 9,000 words) will be accepted until AUGUST 31, 2017.

*We will choose two winners. The first place winner will receive $10 and e-publication of their story on Nosetouchpress.com. The runner-up will also have e-publication on the website. The stories will remain online until the next round of winners is announced. Winning stories will be part of the upcoming ASTERISK ANTHOLOGY, to be published in October 2017. No reprints, please. Prose only. A paperback contributor’s copy will be provided to the winning contributors once the book is published. A signed contract will be required *for publication* online and in the anthology. *

*Email entries to [email protected]
<[email protected]> .doc or .rtf format • Please state “Asterisk ANTHO-Round 4” in your subject line. One entry per person. *

Via: Nose Touch Press.

Taking Submissions: Tales From the Fluffy Bunny

Deadline: September 30th, 2017
Payment: $5.00 flat rate plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.

Welcome to the Fluffy Bunny

The Fluffy Bunny? You say?

What kind of name is that for an adventurer’s bar?

Well, it’s not only the name of the bar it’s also the name of that blade you see hanging over the bar. The blade I used to slay
the ancient dragon Thorenoak.

All adventurers are welcome here. But I have found the ones who are truly the bravest are not those who give themselves or
their weapons grandiose names. They are the ones who are reluctant to tell their stories. However, the best stories come
from the ones who have silly nicknames – like The Fluffy Bunny.

So pull up a chair and tell us how your weapon earned its name. First drink is on the house. And depending on the quality of
the tale another may follow as well.

What we are looking for are Fantasy stories that feature your main character telling a tale about how they or their weapon
earned their name. Humor is a plus.

All stories need to start with: “This is my tale…”

Please note the editor will be adding a frame to each story to maintain the illusion the story is taking place in The Fluffy
Bunny and is being told to the bartender/patrons therein. You do not need to add any elements/breaks in the story – just tell
the story about your hero and/or their weapon’s silly nickname.

Break the story-writing rules if you want. If you use a tried and true plotline, twist it in an original and interesting way.
Original stories are preferred. Query for reprints.

ALL writers are encouraged to submit. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro with years of credits, a beginner just starting out, or a
teenager – please feel free to send the editor a story. In your cover email, please tell the editor a bit about yourself and a quick
one-line synopsis of the story. Include genre. If experimental, please explain the type or how so the editor doesn’t edit out the
form or reject it out of hand. Thank you.

In the Subject line please put Submission:  Fluffy Bunny: Title of your story: Your name. Attach as an .rft file, please send to:
[email protected]

Submissions Open:  June 15th (DO NOT SUBMIT PRIOR TO THIS DATE)
Submissions Close:  September 30th

Release Date:   Late 2017 / Early 2018
Payment:  $5.00 flat rate plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.

Will accept Fantasy
No fan fiction, shared universes, or continuing serials. PG-13 rating, please. No erotica.
No simultaneous submissions.

Length 1000-7500 words. Will consider flash fiction if it’s well-written. Times Roman 12.
Standard manuscript submission formatting must be used. Any manuscripts submitted incorrectly will be rejected.

Bios will be required if your story is accepted. Please write them in third person. Approximate length under 250 words.

Via: Wolf Singer Publications.

Taking Submissions: Literary Erotica Anthology: Haunted

Deadline: August 5th, 2017
Payment: 1 cent per word

We are in search of erotic stories centered around the theme of haunted. How you execute this theme is up to you—a multitude of interpretations are possible.

While fantastical and spooky elements are welcome, we suggest writers familiarize themselves with the full dictionary definition of “haunt” and think outside the box. For this anthology we aren’t just looking for ghosts, ghouls, and other monsters. We want to feel something that is persistently there. Something that twists the mind, invades our waking thoughts, disturbs our sleep. The characters must be haunted or haunting.

The sex needs to be raw, passionate, hot, and at the story’s centre. Four-letter words are neither required nor discouraged, although we have a preference for graphic lust conveyed through beautiful prose.

No hard requirements in terms of secondary genres. This theme lends itself well to speculative genres—but think sexy not scary.

Please read our general submission guidelines prior to submitting. We prefer the erotic to the pornographic and have an extreme prejudice for stories with a literary style—however, hot, passionate sex must be at each story’s core. It may help to familiarize yourself with some of our other titles prior to submitting—particularly our short story anthologies and stand-alone shorts.

1,000-5,000 words, although we’ll consider pieces that fall outside those parameters on a case-by-case basis. Multiple and simultaneous submissions ok. No reprints.

If accepted, pay is 1 cent per word. The deadline for submissions is August 5, 2017.

 

Submit here.

Via: Mug Wump Press.

Taking Submissions: Autumn’s Harvest Anthology Call: Autumn Fantasy Anthology

Deadline: August 25th, 2017
Payment: One half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00.

Estimated to come out in November.
 
Word Count:    500-10,500
Theme:    Autumn is a beautiful and magical time, and yet many times it is the most neglected. You hear of the wonder of Winter, the beauty of Spring, and the joy of Summer, well, this time we want to hear about Autumn. It is a time of death and rebirth. As the trees loose their leaves in one last explosion of color before the stark paleness of Winter, waiting to return again like a pheonix, what becomes of the world around them, both seen and unseen? What lurks benaeth the harvest moon? What only comes out when the world is fading and the Earth itself holds its breath, waiting for the first snow to fall? Fairies? Monsters? Witches? What adventures wait in this magical in-between? We can’t wait to find out!
We are primarily wanting fantasy and dark fantasy settings focusing on an Autumn theme. While we will consider modern/futuristic stories, we want the focus to be on the nature of Autumn and magic/fantasy elements inspired by it.
ALWAYS READ THE FULL THEMES AND GUIDELINES WHEN SUBMITTING.
PIECES THAT FAIL TO MEET THE GUIDELINES/THEME WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.
 
Response Time:  Please allow up to one month. After that, if you don’t hear from us then feel free to give us a little nudge.
 
Payment: Payment will be one half-cent per word, with a minimum payment of $5.00 and a maximum of $15.00. Payments will be made by PayPal in USD. Payments will go out no later than four months after the publication date.
Editing: Yes, your story will be edited if we decide to accept it. After we go through and edit your story, it will then be sent back to you for final approval. In some cases, we may ask for revisions to be made. 
Reprints, Multiple & Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. Payment for reprints is a maximum of $10.
SEND A SEPARATE EMAIL FOR EACH SUBMISSION. MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS SENT IN ONE EMAIL MAY BE DISCARDED WITHOUT BEING READ.
Guidelines for Submissions:
 
  • All submissions are to be sent [email protected]
  • In the subject line please type AUTUMN ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION: [Your Story Title Here].
  • In the body of your email, please include your name and word count. If the story is under 2,000 words, please paste the text in the body of the email, otherwise please attach it. 
We will list all published authors on our site. Once you have a story accepted for publication, we will post a little author bio up on our site with a list of all published pieces (published by FDM).

Via: Fantasia Divinity Magazine.

Taking Submissions: Untitled Indie Shelves Horror Anthology

Deadline: September 30th, 2017
Payment: 75% of net profit from each unit sold will be split between the accepted authors, with each author earning an equal split.

Restrictions
No Erotica
Sex, profanity, gore, and adult themes are allowed, but any submission that relies too heavily on any of these will not be accepted.

Word Count- 7,500-10,000
Genre: Horror
Compensation-Royalties
Accepting between 12 and 17 submissions.

The goal is to showcase the talent of budding Independent Authors.  The Horror Anthology will be around 500 pages.  The final amount of accepted submissions will depend on the length of each accepted submission.  Indie Shelves Publishing will retain 25% of the net profits of each unit sold.  The remaining 75% of net profit from each unit sold will be split between the accepted authors, with each author earning an equal split.  5% of Indie Shelves Publishing’s 25% royalty will go to the chosen editor/s.  5% of Indie Shelves Publishing’s 25% royalty will go to the chosen cover designer/s.
Each chosen author will be allowed a marketing page, immediately following their submission.  They will be able to list any other works, upcoming works, social media accounts, blog sites, or websites.  The goal is to help get you exposure.
Indie Shelves Publishing values the success of the individual author, over its own financial gain.  If, at any time, the author is offered a more beneficial arrangement, or no longer feels that the inclusion of their work, in this anthology, is in their best interest, they may request the removal of their work from the anthology.  The request must be in writing.
Once the written request is received, Indie Shelves Publishing will, within 30 days, remove the authors story from the published anthology.  Any/all distribution rights, with Indie Shelves Publishing, for works featured in this anthology, have no minimum term for inclusion.

Via: Indie Shelves.

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