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Taking Submissions: Behind the Mask

September 15, 2016


Deadline: September 15th, 2016
Payment: 02 to .08 per word

Behind the Mask (working title) is our next themed anthology and it’s all about superheroes! But not how they saved the world this time. We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.

We want superhero stories with originality, diversity, and strong character development that celebrate the genre but manage to push its boundaries as well. Fun, quirky, serious, happy, sad: any tone will do, and we plan to have a nice variety. But bring us something fresh and relevant to this crazy world we live in today.

So without further ado, here are the details!

Short Fiction (3K to 6K words) for  Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology

  • We are currently seeking short stories for our next short fiction superhero themed anthology, Behind the Mask.
  • Submission Deadline 9/15/16
  • Submission Guidelines:
    • Include a cover email containing genre, word count, brief bio, and contact information
    • Please confirm that your story has not been published before
    • Attach your complete story using  Proper Short Story Manuscript Format in .doc, .docx, .txt or .rtf format.
    • We do not accept reprints
    • We do accept simultaneous submissions for short stories (but ask that you contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere)
    • Send to [email protected] with subject line: Superhero – Genre – Title – Author
  • Payment: We pay .02 to .08 per word for short fiction

Via: Meerkat Press.


September 15, 2016