Taking Submissions: A Dark Spring

Deadline: December 15th, 2019
Payment: Equal splits of 45% royalty among all authors

Tangled Tree Publishing is inviting submissions for our first anthology: A Dark Spring. We are seeking gripping novellas from new and established authors keen to grow their exposure and reader base. Set for publication spring 2020.
Genre: thriller / suspense / mystery – contemporary. (Adult)

Themes: Tangled. The only limit is your imagination, but it must contain “tangled” and the “season spring” as concepts somewhere within the novella.

Word Count: 15,000 words

Remuneration: Equal splits of 45% royalty among all authors – paid quarterly via PayPal.

Requirements:

Tangled Tree Publishing does not accept material that has been published previously, either online or in print. By submitting to Tangled Tree Publishing, you are assuring you hold the rights to the work and grant Tangled Tree Publishing the right to publish the submitted work. Tangled Tree Publishing will require exclusive rights to the stories for one publication year.

  • ·       New and established authors welcome to submit.
  • ·       Submitted manuscripts need to be of high quality and self-edited.
  • ·       Tangled Tree Publishing will fund and provide all levels of editing for all contracted novellas, as well as original cover art. You agree to work with us on any reasonable amendments arising from the editing process. (There are no out-of-pocket costs for contracted authors.) Regular self-promotion of the anthology required.
  • ·       Participation in a closed Facebook group to assist the production and launch of the anthology is necessary.
  • ·       Please note that Tangled Tree Publishing reserves the right to exclude any stories or authors at any time.

Timing:

  • Final Submission Date – 15 December 2019
  • Contracts Offered – 6 Jan 2020
  • Contracts Signed & Filed – 10 Jan 2020
  • Target Cover Reveal – 28 Jan 2020
  • Target Publication Date – 28 March 2020

Marketing:

  • All authors will promote the anthology to their readers and mailing lists.
  • Tangled Tree Publishing will cover the costs of advertising and marketing the anthology on Facebook, Amazon, and BookBub.
  • Tangled Tree Publishing will organise a release blitz and tour, in addition to ongoing promotion.

To Submit:

Address submissions to the Acquisitions Editor.

Subject: A Dark Spring Submission

Email: [email protected]

Include:

  • ·     Short Blurb
  • ·     Social Media Links
  • ·      Author Amazon Link (if the author has previously published)
  • ·      Short Bio
  •     Attach submission in a Word doc

o   A-Dark-Spring_Author-name_book-title.doc

o   Size 12 font

o   Arial or Times New Roman

o   1.5 or double spaced

Via: Tangled Tree Publishing.

Taking Submissions: All Dark Places 3

Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Payment: Royalties

  • Deadline – July 31st, 2021
  • Publication – October 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Maximum of two submissions per anthology per author.
Authors can submit to all anthologies simultaneously.
Reprints from third party sources accepted IF author currently holds full rights. We will not publish duplicate stories within DSP.
Royalties are paid quarterly.
Anthology story rights revert back to the author after one year from publication date.
Do not submit anthology stories with chapters.
All submissions will be reviewed within thirty (30) days of the anthology’s deadline.
After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting.
POETRY SUBMISSIONS: All poetry needs to be contained within a single email. Each poem should be in a separate document. Haikus may be grouped together.

Via: Dragon Soul Press.

Taking Submissions: The One and Future Kingdom

Deadline: February 14th, 2020
Payment: Royalties

VOLUME ONE: THE ONCE AND FUTURE KINGDOM

Theme:
Camelot. King Arthur. Merlin the magician. Knights in shining armor. It’s one of the most frequently told stories in the history of Western civilization…

But we haven’t heard YOUR story yet.

Tell us your tale of Camelot, Avalon, the Once and Future King, any of the Knights of the Round Table or their ladies (faithful or otherwise).

Genre:
Fantasy and all of its subgenera – as light or as dark as you want to go

Heat level:
PG to R; if there are enough submissions, we will do a volume of Camelot-related erotica.

Length: 5,000 – 10,000 words

NO TV OR FILM RELATED STORIES – THIS IS NOT A FAN FIC COLLECTION

DEADLINE: 2/14/20

PUBLICATION DATE: 3/17/20

IRISH HORSE ANTHOLOGIES is a small publisher specializing in themed anthologies. We will accept submissions according to the theme of each anthology.

Submissions should be provided electronically to our email or via private message on Facebook.

Submission guidelines:
12 pt. Times New Roman
1.5 line spacing
Indent 0.5″

All submissions should at a minimum be proofread and spell checked before being sent.

NO simultaneous submissions.
NO buy-in ever.
word length 5k-10k

Royalty structure: 40/60. Publisher retains 40% to recoup editing and cover art costs. 60% will be split evenly between the authors.

Via: Irish Horse Productions’ Facebook.

Taking Submissions: “Deep Underground” Novellas

Collection : This will be a collection of single author publications

Series : DEEP UNDERGROUND

Title : Author’s Own

Theme : Horror and underground locations.

Ideas: Something sinisters dwells in the sewers. What lives in the subway and comes out at night? You live in the tunnels to escape the zombies/aliens/etc. Secret society that works in underground labs. Virus in the flowerbeds. The graves aren’t quiet. An ancient/alien/mythical being/mechanism is unearthed in the mines/caves.

This could be a prequel to a current or forthcoming novel, but no cliffhangers please. Must be able to stand alone.

Word count : Roughly 20,000 to 40,000 words

Author eligibility : Open to all authors

Reprints : Not allowed

Simultaneous Submissions : Not allowed

Multiple Submissions : No

Publication : During 2020, dates to be confirmed with successful authors

Author compensation : Royalty split. One author per publication.

How to submit :

See our submission guidelines for formatting.

Send your manuscript as an attachment in Word doc/docx format to [email protected]. Make sure your document name includes your author name and story title. We will not accept formats other than doc/docx. We will not click links to download documents. Ensure the end of your manuscript has the word END in a new paragraph.

Please include a synopsis, an author bio, and your social media links.

Your email title should be Collection Name – Your Story Name – Author Name.
For example; “UNDERGROUND – My Story – A N Author”

Please allow 6 weeks for a response before querying.

Via: Black Hare Press.

Taking Submissions: Galactic Stew

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: Pay rate will be an advance of a minimum of 8 cents per word w/royalties

Zombies Need Brains LLC is accepting submissions to its three science fiction and fantasy anthologies APOCALYPTIC, GALACTIC STEW, and MY BATTERY IS LOW AND IT IS GETTING DARK. Stories must be submitted in electronic form as an attachment with the title of the story as the file name in .doc or .docx format. The header of the email should include the name of the anthology the submission is for along with the title of the submission (for example: WERE-: WereJellyfish Gone Wild!). The content of the email should also include which anthology the manuscript is intended for. Please send multiple manuscripts in separate emails; you may submit to any or all of the anthologies as many times as you wish. Manuscripts should be in manuscript format, meaning double-spaced, 12pt font, standard margins on top, bottom and sides, and pages numbered. Please use Times New Roman font. The first page should include the Title of the story, Author’s name, address, and email, and Pseudonym if different from the author’s real name. Italics and bold should be in italics and bold.

Stories for this anthology must be original (no reprints or previously published material), no more than 7,500 words in length, and must satisfy the theme of the anthology.

GALACTIC STEW is to feature stories involving food, whether it be poisoning, a cultural or societal ritual, a trade meeting over dinner, etc. We are attempting to fill half of the anthology with science fiction stories and half with fantasy stories. Stories featuring more interesting takes on the use of food regarding the story will receive more attention than those that are more mundane. Make certain the story is centered on the food! If the food element is removed, the story should fall apart. We do NOT want to see stories about cannibalism. So be creative and use food in an unusual and unexpected way. We are looking for a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark.

DEADLINE and TIMELINE:
The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2019. Decisions on stories should be completed by the end of February 2020. Please send submissions to [email protected] You will receive a receipt email within a few days of receiving the submission and having it filed for consideration. Notices about decisions on the stories will be sent out no later than the end of March 2020.
If your story is selected for use in the anthology, you should expect a revision letter by the end of April 2020. Revisions and the final draft of the story will be expected no later than the end of May 2020. These dates may change due to the editors’ work schedules. Zombies Need Brains LLC is seeking exclusive world anthology rights (including electronic rights) in all languages for the duration of one year after publication/release of the anthology, non-exclusive world anthology rights (including electronic rights) in all languages after that. Your story cannot appear elsewhere during that first year. Pay rate will be an advance of a minimum of 8 cents per word. The anthology will be published as an ebook and an exclusive mass market paperback edition, distributed to the Kickstarter backers. The book would be available after that to the general public in ebook and trade paperback formats. Advances would be immediately earned out by the success of the Kickstarter. Royalties on additional sales beyond the Kickstarter will be 25% of ebook cover price and 10% of trade paperback cover price, both split evenly (not by word count) between the authors in and editors of the anthology.
Questions regarding these submission guidelines should be sent to [email protected] Thank you.

Taking Submissions: My Battery Is Low And It Is Getting Dark

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: Pay rate will be an advance of a minimum of 8 cents per word w/royalties

Zombies Need Brains LLC is accepting submissions to its three science fiction and fantasy anthologies APOCALYPTIC, GALACTIC STEW, and MY BATTERY IS LOW AND IT IS GETTING DARK. Stories must be submitted in electronic form as an attachment with the title of the story as the file name in .doc or .docx format. The header of the email should include the name of the anthology the submission is for along with the title of the submission (for example: WERE-: WereJellyfish Gone Wild!). The content of the email should also include which anthology the manuscript is intended for. Please send multiple manuscripts in separate emails; you may submit to any or all of the anthologies as many times as you wish. Manuscripts should be in manuscript format, meaning double-spaced, 12pt font, standard margins on top, bottom and sides, and pages numbered. Please use Times New Roman font. The first page should include the Title of the story, Author’s name, address, and email, and Pseudonym if different from the author’s real name. Italics and bold should be in italics and bold.

Stories for this anthology must be original (no reprints or previously published material), no more than 7,500 words in length, and must satisfy the theme of the anthology.

MY BATTERY IS LOW AND IT IS GETTING DARK is to feature stories where some type of tech has outlived its time and yet, during the course of the story, it discovers a new purpose or is used in a new, purposeful way. This theme is inspired by the Opportunity rover, which functioned long past its prime. As an example, we want stories that would take the rather sad fate of Opportunity and give it new life—a new, useful purpose—when we reach Mars, whether it be as a repaired resource for a colony or a critical piece of equipment used by spacecraft crash survivors or whatever. Submissions do NOT need to feature the Opportunity rover; in fact, we will likely only include one or two stories involving Opportunity. Submissions also do NOT need to be set in the future or include any kind of sentient tech. Stories featuring more interesting outdated technologies and twists on the resurgent use of those technologies will receive more attention than those with more standard tech. So be creative and come up with an unusual and unexpected use of an outdated technology. We are looking for a range of tones, from humorous all the way up to dark.

DEADLINE and TIMELINE:
The deadline for submissions is December 31st, 2019. Decisions on stories should be completed by the end of February 2020. Please send submissions to [email protected] You will receive a receipt email within a few days of receiving the submission and having it filed for consideration. Notices about decisions on the stories will be sent out no later than the end of March 2020.
If your story is selected for use in the anthology, you should expect a revision letter by the end of April 2020. Revisions and the final draft of the story will be expected no later than the end of May 2020. These dates may change due to the editors’ work schedules. Zombies Need Brains LLC is seeking exclusive world anthology rights (including electronic rights) in all languages for the duration of one year after publication/release of the anthology, non-exclusive world anthology rights (including electronic rights) in all languages after that. Your story cannot appear elsewhere during that first year. Pay rate will be an advance of a minimum of 8 cents per word. The anthology will be published as an ebook and an exclusive mass market paperback edition, distributed to the Kickstarter backers. The book would be available after that to the general public in ebook and trade paperback formats. Advances would be immediately earned out by the success of the Kickstarter. Royalties on additional sales beyond the Kickstarter will be 25% of ebook cover price and 10% of trade paperback cover price, both split evenly (not by word count) between the authors in and editors of the anthology.
Questions regarding these submission guidelines should be sent to [email protected] Thank you.

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