Taking Submissions: A Mighty Fortress: Mormon Steampunk Volume IV

Deadline: April 23rd, 2019
Payment: Royalties and a contributor copy

Immortal Works (editor Holli Anderson) hereby calls for submissions for an anthology of MORMON STEAMPUNK to be called A MIGHTY FORTRESS.

Here is the deal:

1. The writer’s religious affiliation is completely irrelevant. We don’t care; we don’t even want to know.

2. The story does not have to be set in any particular world. The story must be in some sense “Mormon” and in some sense “Steampunk.” We’ll try to interpret those categories both broadly.

3. If your story is faith-promoting (Mormonism is “true” in the story), we’ll stop reading it. If it is mean-spirited (Mormons are all idiots), we’ll also stop reading it.

4. Stories should be at least 2,000 words long and generally no more than 8,000 words.

5. The deadline for submissions is April 23, 2019 or until filled.

6. Authors will not receive up-front payments. Authors will share in the revenues from sales of the book over time and will receive one (1) complimentary author copy.

7. Send submissions to hollia (at) immortal-works.com. Include the words “A MIGHTY FORTRESS SUBMISSION” in the subject line.

Via: Facebook.

Taking Submissions: The Haunted Den: Furry Ghost Stories

Deadline: June 1st, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Note: Reprints Allowed

Deadline: June 1, 2019

Editors: Tarl Hoch and Thurston Howl

Word count: 2,500-8,000; a little above and a little below will be acceptable

We want your campfire ghost stories…with furry characters. I am going to forgo my usual long description for the anthology because I want to leave it open to you what kind of mythos you bring into your story. But keep in mind while this is an adult anthology, your story does not have to be NSFW. First and foremost, your story should be horror. Scare us! All story submissions must be “furry” in nature.

We will NOT accept:

Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.

Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18 presented in a positive light.

Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction presented in a positive light.

Snuff or Necrophilia presented in a positive light

Bestiality presented in a positive light

If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask than to get a straight up rejection! If you are unsure, just shoot me an email at [email protected] (restrictions borrowed from Voice: https://t.co/MWykJ6RY36)

You can submit up to three stories, but we will only accept one per author (if any).

Reprints are fine, but you have to own full permission of the work in order for us to consider it.

We will not accept simultaneous submissions.

Payment: Authors will receive a free copy of the print book.

Send submissions in .doc or .docx format to [email protected]

Title your email with the subject in all caps, e.g. “GHOSTS.” If you are sending more than one submission, send multiple emails instead of putting them all in one.

We will inform all authors regarding decisions within a week or two after the deadline.

Book will likely be released October in plenty of time for a spoopy Halloween.

Via: Thurston Howl Publications.

Taking Submissions: True Crime: Serial Killers

Deadline: May 1, 2019
Payment: USD $130, and 2 print copies of the book

Calling all crime writers and crime reporters!

Worldwide Call for Submissions: True Crime

Theme: Serial Killers

I’m seeking new true-crime stories for an exciting new anthology I’m editing for an American publisher. I’d especially like to see stories featuring serial killers from locations outside of the United States. (If you prefer to write about a serial killer who’s extremely well known to American audiences, offer a new angle on the story.) Material must be factual and fact-checked. I’m looking for well-developed content that offers the reader more than dry reportage.

Story range: 4,000-7,500 words

One-time payment per story: USD $130, and 2 print copies of the book. (Fee is competitive with what other anthology editors working with this publisher or similar are offering.)

Contributor fees paid approximately 1 month after publication. (Preferred payment method: PayPal.)

For: Non-exclusive rights with one-year’s exclusivity from date of publication.

No reprints.

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2019

Contact me with suggestions and/or queries at: 

Submissions4Mitzi @ gmail.com

Submission requirements:

Stories should be formatted as follows: double-spaced Arial 12-point Word document (sent as attachment). Indent the first line of each paragraph by half an inch. Do not add extra lines between paragraphs or irregular spacing between words or sentences. American spelling and punctuation (i.e. quote marks, etc.). Include your legal name, postal address, and an author bio of 50-100 words written in the third person. No simultaneous submissions please.

In the subject line of your email: Serial Killers anthology.

If you don’t receive an acknowledgement within a week of submitting your material, definitely follow up!

Mitzi Szereto (mitziszereto.com) is a multi-genre fiction and non-fiction author and anthology editor of more than two dozen books including Ladies of Gothic Horror (A Collection of Classic Stories)Florida Gothic; Getting Even: Revenge Stories; The Wilde Passions of Dorian GrayRed Velvet and Absinthe; Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts and Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire. She gives talks and readings at major literature festivals and teaches creative writing around the world, including universities. Follow her on Twitter @mitziszereto

Via: Mitzi Szereto.

Taking Submissions: Sorghum and Spear The Way of Silk and Stone

Deadline: March 15th, 2019
Payment: 6 cents per word and a contributor’s copy

The tenet, “Pray for Peace but Prepare for War.” is weaved deep into the culture of the An’Fre women. Sorghum & Spear speaks to the global diaspora, African, Latin, Asian and Indigenous. Stories that highlight or reveal a new perspective of fantasy in this rich, inclusive world are ideal. We seek works that explore love in all its forms, diversity, fate vs choice, self-discovery, and supernatural talents, and original works that portray the strength, sisterhood, and diversity of women—hallmarks of our world-building efforts. Given the unique guidelines of our world, we ask that you review Sorghum & Spear and its world-building rules carefully prior to submission.

Special consideration will be given to women and writers of color whose personal stories may additionally lend to their storytelling.

To guide in the world building within SORGHUM & SPEAR, a complimentary digital copy of the Sorghum & Spear: Simadan comic and The Sorghum & Spear Worldbuilders Guide are available via email request at [email protected]with the subject “ATTN: S&S Reference Request”.

Open for Submissions:

January 1st, 2019 – March 15th, 2019

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

Expected Publication: Summer 2019

Anthologist and Sorghum & Spear Creator: Dedren Snead

Editor: Sheree Renée Thomas

ORIGINAL FICTION length: 2000 to 7,500 words

Payment: 0.06 cents per word + contributor copy

Genres: Fantasy written with a shared world

Full Sorghum & Spear world guidelines and complementary digital comic copy available upon request at  [email protected] with email subject “ATTN: S&S Reference Request”.

Email submissions to: [email protected]

No simultaneous submissions. No multi-submissions for short fiction.

Please use standard manuscript formatting when submitting your work:


Rights and Compensation: Payment: 0.06 per word for original fiction and a paperback copy of the anthology from Greene County Creative.

We are looking for previously unpublished works in English.

Seeking first world rights in English and non-exclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Submission method: Upload story as .doc or .rtf to niteblade.submittable.com/submit

Via; Sorghum and Spear.

Taking Submissions: Untitled TIME anthology

Deadline: June 15th, 2019
Payment: $5-20, depending on the length and a contributor’s copy

Untitled TIME anthology
DEADLINE: 15 June 2019


Does time really exist?

In Fragments, Heraclitus wrote that “Time is a game played beautifully by children.”  If we take the ancient Greek philosopher at his word, then time is an illusion, and we are not resigned to its callous whims.

What would you do if time was not a factor?

Now, let’s say that time is a very real and unyielding construct, that we are slaves to the clock, trapped within the second hand’s constraints.  Can we unlock the power to change the course of its flow, or must we always remain its servants?

TRANSMUNDANE PRESS is now accepting submissions for an upcoming anthology focused on the nature of time.  We are searching for unique takes on the subject: unusual stories that feature extraordinary, well-drawn characters in compelling, interesting situations.

We want the weird, the stirring, stories that will challenge readers’ perceptions and stick with them long after the book is closed.

Make your tale worth our time.

Remember: time travel is low-hanging fruit, so if you plan on popping your characters in a DeLorean or a phone booth, make sure that you really bring it.

Taking Submissions: Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Winters

Deadline: March 1st, 2019
Payment: $0.01 per word + contributor copy

Anthologist: Sarena Ulibarri
Open for Submissions: January 1 – March 1, 2019
Expected Publication: January 2020
Story Length: up to 8,000 words
Payment: $0.01 per word + contributor copy

Solarpunk is a type of eco-conscious science fiction that imagines an optimistic future founded on renewable energies. Often aiming for a balance of nature and technology, and always inclusive and diverse, solarpunk stories show the ways we have adapted to climate change, or the ways we overcome it.

For this anthology, I want to see solarpunk stories that take place in winter. That might mean working together to survive extreme blizzards, or feeling the heat in places that no longer see snow. Which renewable tech works best during long winter nights? How do solarpunk societies celebrate the winter holidays? Keep it planet-based (Earth or other), and optimistic. Solarpunk worlds aren’t necessarily utopias, but they definitely aren’t dystopias.

We’re a northern hemisphere publisher, but southern hemisphere winters are also welcome!

Need inspiration? Read New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson, the Ecopunk! anthology, or Glass & Gardens: Solarpunk Summers. For more on what the anthologist is looking for, as well as some writing prompts, see Sarena’s blog, “Solarpunk Winters Writing Prompts.”

Submission Method: *After January 1, 2019,* Send your story as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment to solarpunk[at]worldweaverpress[dot]com with Submission: [story title] in the subject line. Please include a brief cover letter, but DO NOT summarize your story in the cover letter. Submissions received before January 1st will be discarded.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes, you may submit your story to other markets before you hear back from us. Please let us know ASAP if someone else accepts it.

Multiple submissions: No, please only send us one story for consideration.

Via: World Weaver Press.

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