Taking Submissions: Well Said, O Sheriff

Deadline: September 30th, 2020
Payment: Contributor’s copy and an original book cover
Note: I think I got to this call before it was fully formatted as some of the language in it is a bit awkward, unlike their previous call.
Theme: Western aspect mandatory, Science Fiction and Fantasy takes on this are quite welcome

Why are we doing this Anthology?

My father used to say Well said, O, Toothless One as one of those typical dad jokes.

When my dad for the second time with I knew I wanted to put something out into the world to celebrate my father. My dad is dyslexic like I am but he always supported me in my writing. I’m hoping he will get to see a few of these in the time he has left.

Those judging the entries will be my sister who is my editor and my mother who along with being my Alpha reader is also a writer herself. I will also be part of the judging process and along with my sister will edit the anthology.

When to submit?

Submissions are open from now to the 3oth of September 2020. on 11th November 2020.

What are we looking for?

The genre is loose but Science fiction or Fantasy would fit fine with what I’m looking for but I will accept other genres as long as it fits in with the tone of the Anthology. The theme for 2019 is westerns. in a typical wild west setting or in a new frontier.

If you can fit a nice guy winning and diversity those are things that appeal to me.

It will be my family who will the stories as we want to pick stories that either reflects our father or something that would amuse him. So dad jokes allowed. jokes encouraged.

Humour after in your piece.

Keep it PG 13. Swearing and sex can but . Gratuitous violence though action and adventure are perfectly acceptable.

word count anything under 10k is acceptable, though I won’t quibble if it goes over a .

I’m not a fan of present tense but I will accept it if it .

I like romance but keep it PG and no love triangles.

Author benefits and rights

You keep all rights. You can also submit already published work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable and you can publish elsewhere as well with no restrictions. If you gain a place in the you will get a paperback copy of the anthology. You can also order paperback copies at price. Each author featured will also get a book cover for any of their own books they wish to self-publish. For longer pieces 5K or more they will get two book covers. We only ask for non-exclusive rights to any story and also remember that once that you are giving up your first publishing rights and since this anthology isn’t offering actual you should keep that in mind. I am looking for reprints because of this, as reprints often pay little and it would be much better if you can get the best price for your story., a lot of work has gone into perfecting your craft.

Who will we accept submissions from?

As long as the story is primarily in English, pretty much anyone. The internet allows .

Submission requirements

  • Fiction up to 10k words though if it is we won’t quibble word count

  • We do not accept poetry or non-fiction

  • You can only submit one piece

  • Work must be original and you have the rights to it. must be your own story and you all rights to the story.

  • Unlike other places I want it single spaced 12pt Garamond with an indent at the start of a paragraph

  • A title and your name should be in the header

  • Email to [email protected] with the subject heading Anthology

  • No Fan Fiction

  • Include an Author Bio and a synopsis for your story

  • No PDF’s.

  • Do not put the story in the , instead have it as an attachment or shared as a link.

Other things to know

I will be the editor. I have an English degree from Auckland University and a diploma of proofreading and editing.

of your acceptance in October. If you don’t hear from us assume you .

This is not to solicit or sell you any other products. You will not get emails from us spamming you about our other services. EVER.

To check out our previous anthlogies please click on the image below.

Via: Reshwity Publishers.

Taking Submissions: Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly 2019 Yearly Digest Edition

December 31st, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Theme: Folk religion, spirituality, paganism

Submission to OPQ Magazine are ongoing.  Though in the past we have released Quarterly editions, we have recently changed to a biannual release which allows us the freedom to publish more articles than just thematic ones.

Deadline is July 31st for Submissions for Samhain Edition

Deadline is December 31st for Yearly Digest Edition


General Submissions Guidelines:

We have recently partnered with Green Submissions to coordinate our slush pile.  Our Submission Manager is located here: OPQ Submissions Manager

Green Submissions requires an email login, but you can track multiple submissions.  Note:  we do not accept Email queries any longer.

What We Are Looking For:

Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is looking for fiction and non-fiction submissions for our online Newsfeed and our yearly print edition. OPQ is a digital and print magazine dedicated to folk religion, spirituality, and paganism of all paths and stripes. Whether your article is over Witchcraft, Fey Work, Reiki, Heathenry, or other equally important paths, we would love to feature the independent voices of our community.  Though we are located in Oklahoma and as a result are focused on our local community, we also want to hear from those in other states, locations, and countries.

Part of the appeal of Paganism and other nontraditional paths is the diversity of thought and culture inherent in our worship and way of life. To that end, we will not accept work that is derogatory, violent, or condemnatory of other ways, walks, or paths in life. We will not judge submissions based on the client’s gender, gender identity, religion, age, spirituality, ethnicity, race, veteran status, country of origin, or other protected class. We prefer to focus on uplifting, positive articles that focus on spirituality as a tool for enlightenment, for whatever enlightenment means to the individual pathworker.


Non-fiction Guidelines:

We are looking for articles on specific beliefs, paths, or other. Maximum non-fiction article size is 4,000 words, tops.  You can submit either finished articles or query us about article ideas, though we would prefer you send the whole thing up front.  Endless back and forth queries are unlikely to be answered.

Please attach a small bio (a paragraph or three, 500 words, tops) detailing your publishing history, your writing credentials, your knowledge on the subject, etc.

Contributors, upon acceptance, will receive a single contributor’s copy (digital or print) for payment.  Note that at this time Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is unable to pay contributors, however, we are looking to change this at a future date.


Fiction Guidelines:

We are accepting poetry and prose in fiction, both fantastic and literary. We would prefer more spiritual-based fiction, which focuses on one’s relation to the Unknown, the Divine, etc. However, we all love a good period piece.  Sword and Sorcery or Sci-fi, we want fiction that makes us think outside of ourselves.

Please attach a small bio (a paragraph or three, 500 words, tops) detailing your publishing history, your writing credentials, your knowledge on the subject, etc.

Though we don’t want to have a hard line, we have to: Poetry is restricted to 2500 words and Fiction to a maximum of 10,000 words.  A little above or below is fine.

Contributors, upon acceptance, will receive a single contributor’s copy (digital or print) for payment.  Note that at this time Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is unable to pay contributors outside of ad space and contributor copies, however, we are looking to change this at a future date.


Art Guidelines:

We love art in every form. Unfortunately there are some minor restrictions we must impose for each issue.  Each issue of OPQ has a seasonal theme for its cover.  We invite artists to submit their original, non-licensed black and white, theme-appropriate art for print in our magazine. (Unfortunately we are not able to publish fan art, as that falls outside of copyright.)  Please ensure that your art submission, cover or otherwise, falls under the following guidelines:

Cover Art can be black and white or color, though we prefer color for our covers.

Interior Art must be black and white at this time, though we have plans on changing this in the future.

We accept: Character studies, scenes, doodles, cartoons, and even some single-page comics.  If you have art you’d like showcased please submit it.

Contributors, upon acceptance, will receive a single contributor’s copy (digital or print) for payment.  Note that at this time Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly is unable to pay contributors except in the form of advertising in-magazine and via contributor’s copies.

Via: Oklahoma Pagan Quarterly.

Taking Submissions: Kissing Dynamite Microchap Call

Deadline: December 15th, 2019
Payment: $50 USD and 10 complimentary copies
Theme: Novellas!

Kissing Dynamite seeks poetry microchap manuscripts for print publication in April 2020.  We’re happy to consider a diverse range of poetic styles and themes, so send us work that represents you!  We are committed to publishing two titles from this round of submissions and will publish up to four if finances at the time allow us to do so.

Our Books:
We are proud to use a local printing house—Lightning Press in Totowa, New Jersey—for all our books.  The microchap series will feature perfect-bound 4″x 6″ books with bright, full color “fractal” covers.

Manuscript Formatting:
Manuscripts should employ 1″ margin sizes, 8.5″ x 11″ page size, and 12 pt. font.  Visual images (300 minimum dpi) are acceptable (black/white and/or color)!  Previously published poems are acceptable as long as the collection as a whole has not appeared elsewhere (either digitally or in print).  If the manuscript contains more than one poem, begin successive poems on a new page.  Please include a title page, author’s bio, table of contents, and acknowledgements page (if applicable).  Manuscripts must not exceed a maximum of 15 pages inclusive of all content (there is no minimum).

Submissions are open from December 1-15, 2019.  We hope to respond to all submissions by the beginning of February 2020.  We operate on a “pay what you can, if you can” basis, so if you can drop a few bucks to help support the expenses of the press, please do so below (and we thank you!) or consider purchasing a copy of our first anthology Lift Every Voice.  That said, submissions do NOT need to be accompanied by a donation, and no manuscript gets preferential treatment.  Please send your manuscript as a PDF for us to consider via e-mail with the subject “MICROCHAP—[Title of Collection]” to [email protected]

Publication Agreement:
We ask for First World Publication Rights upon acceptance, and we hold these rights as long as the work remains in print after which full rights revert to the author.  Initial print runs will be 50 copies with the option of additional runs once the work sells out of stock.

Authors will receive $50 USD and 10 complimentary copies of the microchap.  Additional copies are available to authors at the cost of printing.

Thank you for considering us as a home for your work!

Via: Kissing Dynamite.

Taking Submissions: Short, Vigorous Roots: An Anthology of Immigrant Fiction in the Age of Dissent

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: “a modest honorarium payment, and a print edition of the finished book if they live in the US”
Note: I wouldn’t usually list an anthology without a specific payment stated but with this being a hot button topic AND there being payment I felt open to including it.

We—Mark F. of @Mythic Picnic, Susan O’Neill and Mark Budman of Vestal Review— are putting together an anthology of flash fiction (stories under 1000 words) tentatively titled “Short, Vigorous Roots: An Anthology of Immigrant Fiction in the Age of Dissent.

Our deadline has been extended to December 31, 2019. We also changed the title.

1) The writer must be either an immigrant/migrant or a child of an immigrant/migrant;

General Submission Guidelines:

2) Stories must be FICTION (or, if drawn on the writer’s experience, FICTIONALIZED);

3) Stories may not exceed 1000 words, not counting the title;

4) Any fiction genre is acceptable, except for children’s literature, porn, denigrating and hateful fare, and bad writing. Edgy is good; R-rated (but not X) is acceptable; sad is okay; magic realism is nifty; humor is amazing. A PLOT is essential!

5) To see the quality of stories we publish, check us out on line at www.vestalreview.org; we don’t want you to imitate our Flash, but feel free to be inspired by it;

6) We accept reprints;

7) We will be asking for one-time rights for the original stories; once the book is out, the story’s ownership reverts to you;

One submission per author.

Please begin your cover letter with a statement like that:

“I am a [first or second] generation immigrant to [the name of your new country].”

Without such statement your entry will be disqualified. Sorry.

We don’t care where you came from, or where you now live; just that the two aren’t the same. What we do care about—passionately—is the quality of your fiction, and the plot and length of your stories. Your stories should be about immigration, but the theme can be interpreted broadly. Writers will receive a modest honorarium payment, and a print edition of the finished book if they live in the US, or an electronic edition if they live on more far-flung soil.

Submit here.

Via: Vestal Review

Taking Submissions: Glassworks Magazine

Deadline: December 15th, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy

We are currently accepting submissions in all genres. Our standard open reading period runs August 15th – December 15th.


  • Make all submissions through  our submission manager (Submittable). We do not accept submissions via email.
  • We do not accept previously published work, including work self-published or published online via blog or social media.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted if noted and withdrawn upon acceptance elsewhere.
  • Please submit just once per genre, per reading period.
  • You may submit in more than one genre with no penalty. If you do submit in multiple genres, please submit each separately. (i.e. You may include up to five poems in one submission, but use a separate submission for a work of nonfiction).
  • We are currently able to provide one print copy as payment to authors and are pleased to provide a print on demand option for additional copies of each issue.
  • Though we cannot take every piece sent to us, we will, at times, be compelled to provide feedback – in these cases, it will take a little longer to get back to you.



Considering that craft is not genre specific, we welcome prose with a range of forms, subjects and aesthetics. We are open to hybrid prose – i.e. lyrical fiction, lyrical essays, braided essays, etc. However, we will not publish pure “genre” pieces that do not re-imagine their position as works of literature, nor are we interested in highly experimental or “literary” work that is not honest, accessible, or relatable.

For creative nonfiction, submissions may include personal essays, memoir, or hybrid forms such as braided essays or hermit crab essays. Craft essays should have a personal and/or creative element. We are not interested in purely scholarly work or editorial nonfiction, nor are we interested in highly experimental work that is not honest, accessible, or relatable.

  • Fiction submissions are limited to 5500 words or three shorts under 1000 words each.
  • Nonfiction submissions are limited to 3500 words or three shorts under 1000 words.


All topics are considered, except for overtly political and religious poems as Glassworks strives for more nuanced complexity. We invite submissions that employ deliberate craft of creation and format, but we discourage overworked experimental forms. We encourage hybrid forms, such as prose poems.

  • Poetry submissions are limited to five poems or nine pages.
  • Please indicate in brackets whether a stanza break is also page break.
Glassworks publishes short works monthly in our online feature: flashglass. Flash is often defined by what it isn’t: it isn’t more than 500 words, it isn’t a full narrative, it isn’t plot or character or just a poems without line breaks. Flash, however, is an opportunity:

For the reader: to rotate a whole in the mind, to encounter language pruned and curated, a candy quick to dissolve that lingers on the tongue.

For the writer: to flex and bend, produce fresh expression within limitation, to discover the essential. And in the end, speak through the unsaid and arrive at something unexpected. 

  • Flash submissions are limited to three shorts under 500 words
  • We accept flash fiction, micro essays, or prose poetry


Glassworks publishes still artwork (i.e. photography, paintings, collages, etc.) bi-annually in our print issues. We prefer to publish several images by each artist and may include additional images in our online galleries.

*For more insight on the kind of work we seek, click here to read our current staff bios.

Via: Glassworks.

Taking Submissions: Air: Sylphs, Spirits and Swan Maidens – Elemental Anthologies #3

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: $50 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for stories. $20 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for poems.

The most capricious of elements, air is the domain of all winged creatures, but also of tricksters, spirits, elves and fairies. This ethereal element is as difficult to pin down as the wind so for this anthology, especially, I am open to stories whose genres also transcend usual definitions. I want stories which are light as a summer breeze, and also those which rage with the drama of a tornado. I want action, ideas and movement but also whimsy and transformation. Grand, high-adventure and cozy close-to-home conflicts.

I want to fit as many airy creatures into this anthology as possible, so in addition to sylphs, spirits and swan maidens I want air dragons, fae, griffins, sirens, rocs, Thunderbird, Pegasus… and because I’m open to combining aether with air in this situation why not also hit me with your angels, phantoms, Yōkai  and nymphs too!

Rights and compensation:

$50 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for stories.

$20 CDN flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology for poems.

In exchange we are seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Open submission period: November 1, 2019 — December 31, 2019

Length: Under 7,500 words

Publisher: Tyche Books

No simultaneous or multiple submissions.

No reprints.

Canadian spelling please.

How to Submit: Use the form here – https://niteblade.submittable.com/submit

Via: Rhonda Parrish.

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