Category: Royalties

Taking Submissions: The Ferryman

Deadline: January 15th, 2023
Payment: Royalties on stories above 4k
Theme: While ferrying souls across the river to their judgement, Charon, the ferryman, has seen some sh*t. Tell us the wildest stories of his passengers, the adventures in the land of the dead, but make sure Charon plays his part–and make sure he gets paid.

Title: The Ferryman
Opens: 15 Oct 2022
Closes: 15 Jan 2023 11:59 pm EST
Theme: While ferrying souls across the river to their judgement, Charon, the ferryman, has seen some sh*t. Tell us the wildest stories of his passengers, the adventures in the land of the dead, but make sure Charon plays his part–and make sure he gets paid.
Word Limit: 500-6k words, excluding title
Author Eligibility: Open to All
Reprints: Not allowed
Simultaneous Submissions: Not allowed
Multiple Submissions: Max of 2 (two) acceptance per author
Author Compensation: One (1) digital copy and word count based royalty split for 4k+.

Send your story and up to a 100-word author bio with 2 (two) links as a Word doc attachment to: [email protected]

Please include the Anthology Title, Story Title, and Author name in your email subject line, with your document file name as: Author Name – Story Title.

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Taking Submissions: Decked Halls

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Payment: Royalties through Draft2Digital
Theme: Winter Holiday stories of warmth, good cheer, love, and miracles

We are looking for Winter Holiday stories of warmth, good cheer, love, and miracles. Please no “dark” stories for this anthology. (Send your darker winter or holiday stories to Particular Passages: Closed For The Season.)

Submissions open now until March 1st, 2023. Anthology expected to be published in or around December, 2023.

**If you don’t have the patience to wait a year for your story to be published, DON’T SUBMIT.** *

*If you are not willing to obtain a Draft2Digital account in order to receive royalty shares as payment, then DON’T SUBMIT.**

For this anthology, please no horror or anything more than kissing or implied sex.

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FlowerSong Press is Open To Speculative Fiction Novels

Deadline: April 15th, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: horror, science fiction, and fantasy
Note: Seeking Latinx authors

FlowerSong Press is currently seeking outstanding and unique manuscripts from Latinx authors in the area of horror, science fiction, and fantasy.

Please review the following guidelines for authors. If you feel your manuscript meets our needs and is consistent with our mission, we welcome the chance to read it.

Guidelines for Fiction

We are seeking already finished, full-length novels from Latinx authors ranging from 75,000 to 150,000 words. We are not currently accepting short stories, novellas, or short story collections. If your novel is the first of a trilogy or series, be aware that we will not commit to publishing more than one book at a time.

Stories should emphasize careful and thoughtful development of complex, three-dimensional and fallible characters, complicated relationships and conflicts, and strong, coherent plots with satisfying resolutions.

We will consider historical (any time period or culture), traditional fantasy, horror, and science-fiction genre stories as long as they meet the criteria above.

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AEA Press Is Open To Novels And Novellas

Deadline: December 31st, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror Novels, Western Novellas and novels, Sci-fi Novels. Full details below.

Genres:
Horror: We are looking for fiction horror novel submissions, particularly those of the supernatural, “high concept,” western, and creature sub-genres. All horror submissions will be equally considered, regardless of sub-genre.
Western: Novel Opening: We are looking for fiction western novel submissions. All western sub-genres are welcome. All western submissions will be equally considered, regardless of sub-genre. If it is part of a series, please only submit the first part of the series.
Sci-Fi: Novel Opening: We are looking for fiction science fiction novel submissions. All science fiction sub-genres are welcome. All science fiction submissions will be equally considered, regardless of sub-genre. If it is part of a series, please only submit the first part of the series.

AEA Press is an independent hybrid publisher, based in the United States and established in 2012. With an eye on style and professional polish, AEA Press specializes in beautifully and expertly crafted books. Our teams focus on the details, creating lasting impressions that expand beyond story and deliver something truly recognizable and memorable.

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Fahrenheit Press Is Open To Crime And Thriller Novels

Payment: royalty rate of 50% on both eBooks & paperback editions for a 5 year contract
Theme: Crime and thriller novels

We are currently accepting submissions; you can send them here.

We’re not too bothered if the books have been published before, or if you have an agent, or if you’re an established author, or if you’re an absolute beginner. All we need is for the stories to be great and the subject matter to be commercial.

Just before you submit to us though there are some things you should think about.

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Taking Submissions: We’re Infested!

Deadline: December 1st, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Vermin

“We’re Infested!”
Vermin, birds, bugs, and everything in between or adjacent. Maybe there’s one too many, maybe there’s an army too many, but these aren’t stories about finding them in the wild. It’s about them coming to you, scratching at your door, disrupting your peace, and obliterating your comfort zone. Death by a thousand bites. Or just one big one.

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Taking Submissions: Dreaming The God

Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Each story must have a Pagan, Heathen, Occult influence that has a spark of truth in regards to the connection with the masculine aspect of the divine.

DREAMING THE GOD will be a collection of short stories between 2,500 and 20,000 words. Each story must have a Pagan, Heathen, Occult influence that has a spark of truth in regards to the connection with the  masculine aspect of the divine.  We are looking for stories that speak to the spiritual soul. It doesn’t matter in which aspect the Divine Masculine is portrayed–Son, Father, Horned One, Green Man, Hunter, Warrior, Gender Fluid etc., are all welcome. Uplifting stories, inspirational  stories, dark tales, fantastic, written with truth or complete fantasy are all welcome. We are open and inclusive to LGBTQ2+ stories that meet the parameters of our main theme – the Divine Masculine in all His aspects, which we believe includes LGBTQ2+ experiences. The main aspect is exhibit, in both fiction and nonfiction stories, the great breadth of how the Divine Masculine is portrayed across cultures and across interpersonal experiences.

We welcome new authors and well experienced authors.

Another goal for this anthology is to educate readers about the Divine Masculine, so including mythology, culture, politics, paganism, heathenism, Wicca, Witchcraft, geography etc., is important to the plot. If you pique your reader’s interest and get them looking up references to learn more about the Divine Masculine, you’ve done your job. The idea is for your reader to not only be entertained, but also to walk away from your story a little wiser and open than they were before.

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Taking Submissions: Solar Flare

Deadline: December 31st, 2022
Payment: 0.08 USD / word plus royalties
Theme: Stories in the future where humanity has embraced the Earth and learned to co-exist with it

Imagine a Solarpunk future where societies value cooperation over consumerism, where technology solves ecological challenges rather than creating them. SOLAR FLARE will envision a future where humanity has embraced the Earth and learned to co-exist with it, not simply on it, where sustainability is a way of life, not merely a catch phrase. Join us as these stellar authors share their visions of a hopeful tomorrow.

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