Taking Submissions: Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora

Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Payment: original: $0.08USD per word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01USD above 1,000 words., reprints: $0.01USD per word. $50USD per poem or $15 per reprint poem.
Note: Seeking authors and poets from the African continent and the African Diaspora
Note: Reprints welcome

Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora seeks speculative fiction that grapples with the question: “What is the legacy and the future of Africa and the African Diaspora?” We want authors and poets from the African continent and the African Diaspora. More specifically, we want horror, science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history in the following sub-genres: Horror Noire, Afrofuturism, Africanfuturism, Sword and Soul, Rococoa, Steamfunk, and Dieselfunk. Submissions are open August 26, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

SUBMIT

Format using Shunn’s manuscript style. Track your submissions using Duotrope and The Submission Grinder. Submit via email with the subject line “Dominion Anthology: [TITLE]: [FORMAT]: [LENGTH]” at subs [at] aurelialeo.com. All of the following information should be in one .doc, .docx (preferred) or .rtf document.

A short cover letter is required submitted above the text of your submission in the same document. Please include your legal name, pen name (if relevant), contact information, PayPal email address (if different), recent publications/awards (if any), preferred contributor’s copy (.epup, .mobi for Kindle™ or .pdf), and a third person bio of 50-150 words. A photo may be requested.

We take 2-3 weeks to respond to submissions. If you haven’t received a response by then, please query. If you have any questions, email info [at] aurelialeo.com.

 

POETRY: Any length paid $50USD per poem.

REPRINTS: Any length of poetry paid $15USD and 1,000-17,500 words of fiction paid $0.01USD per word.

FICTION: 1,000-17,500 words paid $0.08USD per word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01USD above 1,000 words.

RULES

  • Translations are accepted

  • Simultaneous submissions to other markets are accepted

  • Only four submissions allowed in total (one original poem, one original story, one reprinted poem, and one reprinted story)

RIGHTS

  • Copyright remains with the author and poet at all times

  • Non-exclusive archival rights as long as the website(s) hosting the work are online

  • First world electronic and print rights in English with exclusivity for 12 months from the date of publication

  • If selected to be republished in another anthology in the future, payment in royalties is $0.01USD per word

  • If selected for a podcast or audiobook, payment is $0.01USD per word for non-exclusive electronic audio rights

HARD SALES

  • Excerpts out of a novel

  • Poorly formatted and edited work

  • Overtly racist, sexist, or violent work

ABSOLUTE NO

  • Fanfiction of any kind

  • Works above the word count

  • Taboo elements (rape in all forms, incest, pedophilia, etc.) in almost all cases

OF INTEREST 

  • Settings outside of the United States of America, or the United States of America as we know it

  • Protagonists that are African(s), African Descendants of Slaves (ADOS) or members of the African Diaspora

  • Intersectionality in regards to gender, class, ability status, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, and so on

Via: Aurelia Leo.

Taking Submissions: The Way of the Laser: Future Crime Stories

Deadline: January 1st, 2020
Payment: $.05/word advance + royalties.

Vernacular Books is pleased to announce we are currently accepting submissions for our anthology The Way of the Laser: Future Crime stories.

What we’re looking for: 

Crime stories that take place in the future. Preferably these stories will go beyond simple murders or capers to reveal something about how technology and the powers that wield it have changed our world. Is poisoning the nanobots responsible for programming the ads in your neural feed a crime? Is organized crime society’s only hope or responsible for its downfall? Consider what will constitute a crime and what unique problems it poses for your characters.

Keep in mind what is criminal behavior one day may be legal the next and vice versa. We want to see people caught up in the pitfalls of society ruled by corporations, ideologies, and demagogues and what lengths people will go to when there simply is no other choice.

Wow us with your original idea and blow us away with your writing.

Length: 4,000-8,000 words

Payment: $.05/word advance + royalties.

Rights: World English in print, digital, and audio, exclusive for five years.

Deadline: January 1, 2020/TBD

Send submissions to vernacularbookssubmissions at gmail dot com.

Via: Vernacular Books.

Taking Submissions: Stories We Tell After Midnight (Vol. 2)

Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Payment: $0.02/word or $25/story, whichever is greater.

Genre: Horror
Deadline: June 1, 2020
Release Date: October 21, 2020
Word Count:
* Flash Fiction (500-1,500 words)
* Short Stories (3,000-8,000 words)
* Novella (12,000-25,000 words)
Pay: $0.02/word or $25/story, whichever is greater.
Wanted: Send me your chilling horror, your stories that are set firmly in the genre, tagging the tropes and atmospherics of things that will cause you to have nightmares and not be able to escape the dark, even when you pull the covers over your head and sleep with the light on.


Submission Guidelines

  • Send all submissions to: [email protected], addressed to the Editor, Rachel A. Brune.
  • Follow submission guidelines and use the Crone Girls Press Style Guide to format your manuscript before submitting. Please.
  • If you have any questions, a good place to get a feel for who we are is the Crone Girls Press Facebook Group. Come on in. We won’t bite. Most of us won’t, anyway.
  • Each anthology will be anchored by one novella, with a mix of short stories and flash fiction. I am primarily looking for short stories to make up the bulk of each anthology, but don’t let that discourage you from submitting.
  • Reprints and simultaneous submissions are absolutely welcome! If it is a reprint, please be prepared to let us know where it was previously published so we can include that correctly in the anthology. If it is accepted elsewhere, congrats! (But please, let us know.)
  • One note about diverse protagonists (and characters in general): I find as a writer, sometimes it helps for the anthology call to explicitly indicate their inclusive status. That is what I am doing here.
  • The determining factors in acceptance or rejection will always be quality of writing, adherence to genre, and general fit with the other stories selected for publication. If you have a story that fits those parameters, send it my way.
  • Cover letters are not necessary, but if you would like to include one, what I would like to see is a one-sentence logline, word count, and genre. We publish debut and established authors, so I don’t need to see any previous publications; however, if you have any bona fides in the genre, such as membership in HWA, feel free to include those as well.

Via: Crone Girl Press.

Taking Submissions: Whodunit

Deadline: October 31st, 2019
Payment: $5
Note: Reprints Allowed

“Whodunit”

Jersey Pines Ink is pleased to announce our newest anthology,

WHO DUNIT?

Stories must be fiction and totally of your own creation.

Stories MUST have a beginning, middle and end with a solution. The mystery story will be solved with the influence, inspiration, or assistance of a pet–Any pet

Cats, dogs, birds, snakes, monkeys, etc.: YES!

Dragons, Unicorns, mythical or extinct creatures: NO!

Absolutely nothing anthropomorphic

Please heed these guidelines:

Stories can be no longer than 2,000 words. Flash is acceptable.

No graphic violence, rape scenes or abuse to children.

Standard manuscript format ONLY.

We do not accept multiple or simultaneous submissions. You may send another story if your first is not accepted. Reprints will be considered if you have the rights to resell the story.

Submit to: [email protected]

SUBJECT LINE: Story Title, authors name, word count

All submissions must be standard manuscript format or they will be rejected immediately.

Double space, Times New Roman 12, doc or docx only, all other formats will be rejected.

First page information: name, address, email, (pen name will appear in the by-line)

Headers: story title and author’s last name

Cover letter: Please include name, penname, address, email address, PayPal address, (payment will only be made through PayPal), If submitting a reprint, please include publication history. Please include a short bio, 85 words max.

Manuscripts not following the guidelines will be deleted unread.

Payment after publication: $5.00 (PayPal).

Submission window June 30 to October 31(or until filled.)

Via: Jersey Pines Ink.

Taking Submissions: Coppice and Brake

Deadline: January 6th, 2019
Payment: $0.02/word or $25/story, whichever is greater.

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Supernatural, Eerie Horror
Deadline: January 6, 2020
Release Date: March 19, 2020
Word Count:
* Flash Fiction (500-1,500 words)
* Short Stories (3,000-8,000 words)
* Novella (12,000-25,000 words)
Pay: $0.02/word or $25/story, whichever is greater.
Wanted: Seeking stories that explore the darker side of speculative fiction. We want stories that are scary or disturbing or upsetting, or that wouldn’t be out of place in a collection of Gothic prose or Grimm folktales or dark contemporary fantasy or a dark forest as night comes on … While horror is the name of the game, this anthology is for those stories that might not hit all of the tropes, but still leave us unsettled when the night settles in.

Submission Guidelines

  • Send all submissions to: [email protected], addressed to the Editor, Rachel A. Brune.
  • Follow submission guidelines and use the Crone Girls Press Style Guide to format your manuscript before submitting. Please.
  • If you have any questions, a good place to get a feel for who we are is the Crone Girls Press Facebook Group. Come on in. We won’t bite. Most of us won’t, anyway.
  • Each anthology will be anchored by one novella, with a mix of short stories and flash fiction. I am primarily looking for short stories to make up the bulk of each anthology, but don’t let that discourage you from submitting.
  • Reprints and simultaneous submissions are absolutely welcome! If it is a reprint, please be prepared to let us know where it was previously published so we can include that correctly in the anthology. If it is accepted elsewhere, congrats! (But please, let us know.)
  • One note about diverse protagonists (and characters in general): I find as a writer, sometimes it helps for the anthology call to explicitly indicate their inclusive status. That is what I am doing here.
  • The determining factors in acceptance or rejection will always be quality of writing, adherence to genre, and general fit with the other stories selected for publication. If you have a story that fits those parameters, send it my way.
  • Cover letters are not necessary, but if you would like to include one, what I would like to see is a one-sentence logline, word count, and genre. We publish debut and established authors, so I don’t need to see any previous publications; however, if you have any bona fides in the genre, such as membership in HWA, feel free to include those as well.

Via: Crone Girl Press.

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.

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