Category: Royalties

Taking Submissions: Space Opera Digest 2022: Have Ship, Will Travel

Deadline: November 14th, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Adventures among the stars

Edited by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Stories Rule Press (SRP) is now seeking submissions for Space Opera Digest 2021: Have Ship, Will Travel, the second anthology in this series.  The anthology will be published on January 27, 2022.

Deadline: November 14, 2021

Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words

Payment: Revenue share


This is an anthology of short space opera stories.

Please note: We are severely limiting the number of military SF stories to be included in the anthology.


The theme is “adventures among the stars.” Please see the retail book description, below, for more on this.

The story should conform to space opera subgenre expectations, which generally provoke a sense of wonder. We are looking for a range of stories which explore the anthology theme from different angles.

The retail book description

This is the description that will appear on the back of the book, and on retail sites. (Please note: the actual number of stories to be included in the anthology is to be finalized during the reading period.)

Blood Rites Horror Is Taking Novels, Novellas, And Collections

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror novels, novellas, and short story collections

Novel and Collection Submissions

Looking for a publisher?

From now until August 31st, we’ll be considering novels, novellas and short story collections for publications. Please note that as a small press, we make use of services like KDP and IngramSpark to print our publications. For more information, get in touch at [email protected].com.

To submit your work, please email [email protected] with the subject heading “BOOK TITLE – AUTHOR NAME – SUBMISSION”. Include the following in your email:

– The first three chapters of your manuscript, attached as a Word document. Please follow the submission guidelines at the top of this page.

– A cover letter and synopsis in the body of your email. Up to 100 words for the cover letter, and up to 500 for the synopsis. If you’re submitting a collection, please include a general outline of the collection in place of a synopsis, and key details from some of the stories.


Of Metal And Magic Publishing Is Open To Fantasy Novels, Novellas, And Collections

Payment: Royalties
Theme: “traditional fantasy.” We define this as second-world, past settings.

We are always on the lookout for new fantasy voices! Whether you are a brand new fantasy author, or a veteran looking for more publishing opportunities, we would love to hear from you. Send us your pitch through the contact form below.

We are currently looking for the following content or support:

  • Beta readers, beta readers, beta readers!
  • Flash fiction and short stories for our website and future anthologies
  • Guest posts for our blog
  • Fantasy novellas
  • Stand-alone Fantasy novels (multi-book series are currently a hard sell due to processing time)
  • Fantasy story collections (all stories should be in the same fantasy setting)

If you’ve got something you think we’d like, send us your pitch!

Taking Submissions: Slash-Her

Deadline: October 1st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Slasher stories!
Note: Reprints accepted
Note: Open to anyone who identifies as a woman

SLASH-HER open call for submissions 


With Volume 3 of our Women of Horror series doing well and Volume 4 currently in editing, we are delighted to announce our next project – Slash-Her.

Slash-Her is a Women of Horror slasher anthology which is a mixture of invite and submissions. The foreword, cover and TOC so far will all be revealed in time, but we can tell you that everyone involved is very excited about this.

I (Janine) will be editing in the main on this project but for anyone choking on their coffee at the thought of that, Jill will be holding my hand throughout the entire process. 

We would like to see varied interpretations of this genre. Of course, we (Janine!) are hoping to see some splatterpunk submissions but this anthology will be filled to the brim with nuance. Wow us with your quiet horror, surprise us with your humour. You want an axe wielding soccer mom who has had enough of the other yummy mummies with their lattes, do your worst! Show us what you believe women can bring to the slasher sub-genre.

We also want this to be as diverse as possible and are looking for own voices to bring a unique twist to their narrative. 

 Open to anyone who identifies as a woman and we encourage all writers, whether you have pages of previous publications or still looking for your first acceptance.

This book will be published March 2022.

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Taking Submissions: Unbreakable: Ink

Deadline: August 30th, 2021
Payment: Royalty Split
Theme: Needs to use ink (and whatever ink means to you) within the story

Open Submission Call
Indomitable Ink invites you to submit to the anthology, Unbreakable: Ink, curated by Shebat Legion
Genre: Speculative Fiction
Rating: R for restricted (a “soft” R). Some material may not be suitable for children.
Theme: Unspecified (show me what you got!)
What does this mean?

Taking Submissions: Trails

Deadline: May 31st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Themes: Stories about slashers, animals, cannibals, torture, gore and violence | Stories about psychological horror | Stories about monsters

Trail 2: The Death Trail – This trail is all about killers. Your story should be about slashers, animals, splatterpunk, cannibals, torture, gore and violence. Go ahead and let your imagination run wild; we are giving you a free rein.
Trail 3: The Twisted Trail – This trail is all about psychological horror. Your stories should be about madness, paranoia, phobia…
Trail 4: Trail of Terror – All your favourite monster stories go here. Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, Daayans, Chudels, Chupacabras, Oni, Penanggalan… you catch the drift, don’t you?
You can submit one story per trail.
Word limit: 3000 to 5000 words. Please stay within the word limit. Any story exceeding the word limit will be summarily rejected.
Last date for submission: 31/05/2021 midnight
Q: What are you looking for?
A: Fantastically horrific stories that blows our minds away.
Q: Will you edit our stories?
A: No. Other than general spell-checks and punctuation-checks, we will not touch your story. So, make sure you get your stories beta-read and edited properly. We are looking for the best story you can give us. If possible, get your stories edited professionally. Even a mind-blowing story might be rejected if it needs heavy editing.
Q: Is there a fee for submissions?
A: Are you kidding? No, The Hive is not a vanity publishing entity, and nor will we ever be one.
Q: If I submit my story, what are the chances of it getting picked?
A: No guarantees. We will subject your stories to a minimum of the two-level stringent selection process and only those stories that pass muster will be published as a part of Project#8.


Taking Submissions: The Rebel Diaries

Deadline: June 30th, 2021
Payment: Royalty Split
Theme: What happens when the villain wins?

What happens when the villain wins?

Sick of dashing debonairs? Fed up of being blinded by shining armor?

Sometimes, all a girl wants is a villain for a hero. The Rebel Diaries is looking for stories starring characters with a dubious shade of morals. We want characters who aren’t afraid of getting what they want, causing a bit of chaos, dabbling in mischief and mayhem, and slathering on the sarcasm.

We want stories that slip into the grey areas, that are bulging with villains, deviants and rebels. We’re after sassy tales littered with questionable morals and happy endings—for the villains anyway.  

We are not looking for horror or gratuitous violence, but dark stories that are fun, light hearted explorations of the characters usually hidden in obscurity. 

Taking Submissions: Not Meant for Each Other

Deadline: April 1st, 2021
Payment: Royalties
Theme: A story about the ending of a romantic relationship, any genre.

LBP is pleased to announce that we will be accepting short story submissions for the months of February/March 2021!

We will choose 8-12 submissions to be published in our 2021 summer anthology, “Not Meant for Each Other”!


The topic for submissions: a story about the ending of a romantic relationship.

Important note: The goal for writers here to give us characters that we care enough about within a short space to be upset or elated over their relationship ending.

Accepted stories will be published in ‘Not Meant for Each Other’ summer anthology! E-book and print!


Every genre qualifies.
Works must be previously unpublished.
Must be at least 3k but no more than 9k.
Submissions must be in Times New Roman 12pt.
No headers or footers, please. Name and title on top/left of first page.
Submissions deadline is April 1st, 2021.
All submissions must be submitted to [email protected] Add ‘Not Meant for Each Other Submission’ in the subject line.


Selected Stories:

Will be notified by email no later than April 15th, 2021. Winners will receive full publishing credit in the anthology w/competitive royalty.

Via: Lost Boys Press.