Taking Submissions: Reign of Queens

Deadline: January 31st, 2020
Payment: Royalties

Reign of Queens (ROQ) (Rated R)

  • Deadline – January 31st, 2020
  • Publication – May 2020
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – In these stories, women rule and worlds governed by men are a thing of the past. Whether righteous or downright sadistic, these authoritative female figures shape their worlds for better or worse despite the trials thrown their way.
  • Note: No limitation on genre, setting, etc.

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After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting.

View our blog post on the topic of how to submit to a publisher.

 
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Ongoing Submissions: The Future Visions Anthologies

Payment: Royalties with a guaranteed minimum payment of $100.

The Future Visions Anthologies is a science fiction anthology series, aiming to deliver excellent and diverse short story collections on a quarterly basis. In the tradition of great television anthology series such as The Twilight Zone, and Black Mirror, the Future Visions Anthologies will broadly explore all genres and traditions of science fiction and speculative fiction, seeking in each story to explore deeply themes that are relevant to a modern audience.

Themes

What do you hope the future will bring? What are you afraid we may become? How do our visions of the future inform and give shape to the hopes and fears that we have today?

These questions are what defines anthology series like The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror. Rather than mandating a theme for each publication, (one publication for cyborgs, one for time travelers, etc…) I want authors to feel free to explore these larger questions using any and all of the popular science fiction tropes: new technology, exploration, nightmarish dystopians, alien species, baffling utopias, the list goes on…

Diversity

The Future Visions Anthologies seeks to bring diversity to all aspects of their publications, from the stories and authors we publish, to the themes and genres we explore. All authors may apply regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or political affiliation.

Terms

The Future Visions Anthologies seeks to engage authors with fair and equitable terms through participation in the anthologies. The anthologies will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited for an initial six-month term, during which stories will be exclusive to the anthology. After this, anthologies will continue be available as an ebook (not in KU) for an additional six-month term. During this term, partial publication rights will return to the author to publish as an ebook, except for in KU. After one year, the ebook will be unpublished, returning all rights to the author.

Payment will be based on a profit-share model with a guaranteed minimum payment of $100. Authors will receive royalties during the first six months of membership. At the end of the royalty period, if the author’s royalties do not meet the minimum payment of $100 then the remaining amount will be paid. There is no cap to the amount of royalties that may be earned. Earning reports for the anthology will be provided to all participating authors to ensure complete transparency. Specific terms will be available after initial acceptance of the author’s story.

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors must read and be in agreement with the above before submitting.
  • There is no fee to submit.
  • Submissions must be original, never before published works.
  • No multiple submissions (i.e., more than one story at a time from the same author). You may submit new material after you have heard back about the previous submission.
  • No simultaneous submissions (i.e., submitting to Future Visions and one or more other markets at the same time).
  • Submissions may be set in a larger universe, but should be a complete story; do not send excerpts, parts, or volumes.
  • Word Count is 2k-10k words (exceptions for up to one story per anthology can be made).
  • Submissions should be written to the best of the author’s ability. Professional editing is not required but may help in the consideration of your piece. Camton House Publishing will provide professional editing and proofreading, approved by the author, and a final, edited version will be submitted to the author upon publication.
  • Adult language and sexual situations are permitted, but no hate speech, erotica or “X-rated” material.
  • Formatting: 12pt Times New Roman font with 1.5-line spacing; 1-inch margins on all sides; no extra spaces between paragraphs; leading indentations, but no tabs.
  • Include “Future Visions Short Story Submission” in the header and the following information in the body of the email:
    • Author Name
    • Story Title
    • Word Count
    • Brief Bio, written in the third person. 100-300 words.
  • Submissions should be submitted in docx format as an attachment.
  • Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]

Submissions that do not follow the above guidelines will not be considered.

Deadlines

Submissions are always open. Authors who have submitted will be notified within 4-6 weeks of submission regarding whether their story has been selected.

Via: Future Visions.

Taking Submissions: Lost Love

Deadline: November 30th, 2019
Payment: Royalties

Lost Love (Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2019
  • Publication – February 2020
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – Nearly everyone has had a lost love. In other words, the one that got away  either due to another person, drifting apart, death, etc. Whether it be the boy next door, a loyal princess, or a supernatural being, all of these stories have two things in common: loss and heartbreak.

 

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After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting.

View our blog post on the topic of how to submit to a publisher.

 

Rating – Check each anthologies‘ rating.
Word count – Check each anthologies‘ word count requirements.

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E-mail address to submit to – [email protected]

 

NOTICE –  Failure to submit correctly will result in refusal of submission.

Via: Dragon Soul Press</a..

Taking Submissions: The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories

Deadline: April 30th, 2019
Payment: advance royalties of £50 ($67)

The call for submissions for The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories is now open. Help us make this our best anthology yet.

We invite submissions of brilliant modern horror short stories from you, whoever you are and wherever you are. In fact, we want to do everything to encourage you to submit your stories and nothing to discourage you. So:

  • We’re not asking for exclusivity or any rights to your story other than to publish it in The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories.
  • We will pay advance royalties of £50 ($67) to the author of each story we publish in the book.
  • We’re keeping our guidelines as simple and straightforward as possible with no outdated or unnecessary rules about formatting etc.

Full details are as follows:

This autumn we will publish The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories, to be a collection of the best in new horror writing comprising between fifteen and twenty short stories.

If you think you have written, or can write, a great horror story that you would like to see included in The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories, we would love to hear from you. We want this collection to include only brilliant modern horror stories and to surpass in terms of quality the high standards we set ourselves again with last year’s The Second Corona Book of Horror Stories.

We are looking for the best in new horror stories.

Submissions in English are welcome from any country.

Stories should be between a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words – there will be room for both short short stories and long short stories.

There will be room too in the book for various different takes on what constitutes horror – we want the stories in the book to be varied. Your story can be supernatural or natural horror. It can be graphic or gory, or merely sinister or spooky.

We’d also like you to include a few words about yourself with your submission, giving us a very brief bio, covering other writing you’ve done and letting us know about your social media presence and willingness to help promote The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories if your story is included.

And also, we’d recommend that you do check out The Second Corona Book of Horror Stories as that will give you a good idea of what we’re all about. You can begin to read it for free here and for the duration of the call we’ll keep the Kindle edition available at the low price of £1.99 ($2.99). C’mon!

We are not asking for exclusivity or any other rights to your story other than to publish it in The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories. You will retain the copyright to your story and be free to publish it in any form at any time elsewhere. In return, we perhaps can’t offer immediate fame and fortune, but we can offer a degree of kudos if we accept your story, author copies and a proportionate share of the net royalties on any sales over the first one thousand copies. And if we select your story for inclusion, we will make an immediate advance royalty payment to you of £50 (or $67 or equivalent amount in other currencies), which will obviously be yours to keep whatever happens.

 

If you wish, you can submit more than one story, but obviously please keep this within reason, and do be aware that, like The Corona Book of Horror Stories and The Second Corona Book of Horror StoriesThe Third Corona Book of Horror Stories will include no more than one story by any one author.

 

The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories, again like the earlier books in the series, will include potted biographies of all its writers and a list of author websites and Twitter accounts to aid readers wanting to find out more about you and your writing.

 

Think you have a brilliant horror short story? – We’d love to hear from you.  

 

Please submit stories to [email protected] with Word or pdf attachments only, and to arrive by Tuesday 30th April 2019.

Via: Corona Books.

Taking Submissions: Coffins & Dragons

Deadline: July 31st, 2019
Payment: Royalties

Coffins & Dragons (C&D) (Rated R)

  • Deadline – July 31st, 2019
  • Publication – October 2019
  • Word Count – 5k-15k
  • Theme – Darkness. Despair. Death. The repertoire of vampires and dragons precede them. Terror and turmoil follow in their wake, whether they purposely wreak havoc or not.

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After receiving edits back, the author has two weeks to return the submission for formatting.

View our blog post on the topic of how to submit to a publisher.

 

Rating – Check each anthologies‘ rating.
Word count – Check each anthologies‘ word count requirements.

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E-mail address to submit to – [email protected]

 

NOTICE –  Failure to submit correctly will result in refusal of submission.

Via: Dragon Soul Press.

Taking Submissions: The Early Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Deadline: June 15th, 2019
Payment: $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits and a paperback copy of the anthology.

The Early Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (edited by David Marcum)

Description: In “The Five Orange Pips” Dr. Watson writes that he is faced with so many interesting cases between 1882 and 1890 that it is no easy matter to choose which ones to set down on paper. Despite this claim of many cases, Chronologists agree that the only story which occurs between A Study in Scarlet (March 1881) and “The Speckled Band” (April 1883) is “The Resident Patient”.  What happened during this early time in the career of Holmes and Watson? What are some of these early cases? This book aims to answer that question with a series of adventures occurring between 1881 and 1883.

 

Submission guidelines: A traditional Holmes and Watson story occurring in the above mentioned time frame at a length of 5,000 – 10,000 words (okay to go over or under some).

Payment: Authors shall receive a payment of $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits and a paperback copy of the anthology.

 

Rights: Authors shall retain rights to their work. We only retain the rights to the story within the publication.

 

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019

 

Kickstarter will run in August 2019 and publication of book will occur in October 2019.

Please send entries to [email protected] or to [email protected]. Make sure to include your name (first and last), title of your story, story length, and attach your story as a word document.

Via: Belanger Books.

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