Category: Anthology


Taking Submissions: Divergent Realms: Speculative Stories About Neurodivergence

Deadline: August 31st, 2023
Payment: 6 cents per word
Theme: speculative fiction stories about neurodivergent characters, written by neurodivergent writers

“Are you neurodivergent? If so, this is a call for you.

Divergent Realms is a speculative fiction anthology about neurodivergent characters, written by neurodivergent writers.

I’m looking for speculative fiction stories from 2,000 to 5,000 words. Fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and subgenres thereof will all be considered, but keep it PG-13. Violence and swearing and the like should be kept to a minimum and should only be included if you feel like they’re necessary to the story.


Taking Submissions: Dark Decades – 6 Anthologies

Deadline: October 1st, 2023
Payment: Contributor’s Copies
Theme: Six calls set in different decades with different themes that all have 4 requirements that you can see below

Most people would agree that technical advancements have made our lives easier or, at the very least, more entertaining. But, what about the flip side? What horrors were unleashed for the sake of creation? What monsters emerged as technology evolved?

We invite you to travel back in time with us as we discover the dark side of six decades.

Get creative with the themes. Bring us thrills and chills. Just remember to adhere to the basic guidelines. We can’t wait to experience it.


Taking Submissions: Shadows on the Water

Deadline: July 2nd, 2023
Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.
Theme: Ancient myths and folk tales from Polynesia, Scotland, the Ancient Greeks and tales from the high sea.
Note: Reprints welcome

A wonderful new book with short stories from open submissions and a curated selection of ancient myths and folk tales from Polynesia, Scotland, the Ancient Greeks and tales from the high sea. The mysteries of the rivers, the secrets of the lochs, the whispers across the vast stretches of the ocean, there are so many stories from the beginnings of civilisation, through myth and folklore, to the dark fantasies, and supernatural tales of the modern storyteller. The treasures under the sea, the siren call of the mermaid, the liberating spirits of the fountains and waterfalls, all feature here alongside iconic stories of creation, ancestor worship and the seductive shadows across the waters of life. Due for publication in January 2024.


Taking Submissions: Hidden Villains: Betrayed

Deadline: August 31st, 2023
Payment: 2 cents per word and royalties and a paperback for US authors
Theme: Bold, imaginative fantasy, horror, and sci-fi sculpted to thrill and entertain readers with the bizarre or delve into the shadows. Finish it off with a twist of betrayal!

Our 2024 edition. Submissions open on June 1, 2023.

Theme: Hidden Villains: Betrayed– Bold, imaginative fantasy, horror, and sci-fi sculpted to thrill and entertain readers with the bizarre or delve into the shadows. Finish it off with a twist of betrayal!
Betrayed- double-cross, fail, deceive, cheat, sell-out, let down, stitch up, rat out, turn traitor, rat on, expose, reveal, lay bare, stab in the back.

There is no restriction as to how you incorporate the theme into your story as long as the genre falls within Speculative Fiction, including Sci-Fi or Fantasy. We encourage you to weave the theme into an engaging story with well-developed characters and deep emotion. Suspense and thrillers are encouraged over horror for this anthology, but a great horror story will rise to the top.
Stories that contain infanticide, rape, or gratuitous gore will not be accepted.


Taking Submissions: Heathens and Heroes

Deadline: November 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Sword and Sorcery / Heroic Fantasy

Are you a fan of authors like Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, and Fritz Leiber? Are those the type of stories that you love to write? Then you’re in the right place!

We’re looking for tales of Sword and Sorcery / Heroic Fantasy that are influenced by those who established the genre. What makes a great story in this genre? Elements of romance, magic, supernatural, and of course sword-wielding heroes engaged in exciting and violent adventures!

We’re looking for new, previously unpublished stories that take us on an adventure and leave us wanting more.


Taking Submissions: Ho Ho Ho

Deadline: September 29th, 2023
Payment: $1 per drabble, up to 10 drabbles.
Theme: 100-word Christmas horror stories with exactly a 2 word title.

BLACK HARE PRESS is—and has always been—an inclusive publisher. LGBTQ+ characters always welcome.

All our calls are for dark speculative fiction or weird/horror.

No co-authored projects, please, unless the call specifically says they are allowed.


Taking Submissions: It Came from the Trailer Park: Volume 3

Deadline: July 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Original creature-feature, horror-comedy with the same feel as The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, or Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

After the success of the first two Trailer Park anthologies, we’ve decided to bring it back yet again for another go as our annual Halloween release.

Stories should be original creature-feature, horror-comedy with the same feel as The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, or Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. And of course, our heroes winning the day in all of their redneck glory. Plus as an added challenge, volume 3 will have a Rockabilly/Psychobilly/Horror Punk Flair to it. Not sure what that is? Think the band the Misfits, Elvis Presley, Stray Cats, The Reverend Horton Heat. Open up that can of worms and you’ll be heading down a rabbit hole you may not return from.

  • Genre: Horror Comedy / Creature Feature
  • Word Count: 7,000 – 10,000
  • Opening by: TBD
  • Edited by: Philip K. Booker / William Joseph Roberts
  • Anchor Author: TBD
  • Due Date: July 1, 2023

Email submissions to: threeravenspublishing @ gmail dot com with “Trailer Park” in the subject line

Payment: Stories selected for publication in the upcoming Anthology(ies), will receive a percentage of sales divided equally between the contributing authors.


Taking Submissions: Space Brides, LLC

Deadline: June 30th, 2023
Payment: $15 and equal share of 50% royalties split between authors
Theme: Romantic Science Fiction that deals with… Space Brides, full details found below

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