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Taking Submissions: Black Apples

January 15, 2013 - January 16, 2013

Deadline: January 15th 2013
Payment: $120 upon publication and royalties on e-book sales.

Short story anthology

Black Apples is an anthology of gothic fairytales starring the classic fairytale princess – but her ending is maybe not so happy, her quest is perhaps more grim and the darkness of the tale might just come from within…

The Princess might be someone we know, but she can also be a princess we’ve never heard of before. She may come from ancient times, or far into the future. She can be the heroine, or we might not see her on the pages at all – but the story must somehow evolve around the fairytale princess and/or her role as such – and have a dark twist… We’re looking for the beautiful, sensuous and sinister.

Find fairytale inspiration our blog. Tags: Fairytale Friday and Black Apples.

What we want: Originality is treasured, so is strong storytelling, clever plot and a polished manuscript.

Don’t be afraid to experiment – we do like the strange.

Read more about what we want here.

What we do not want: Straight forward retelling of fairytales, pointless gore or splatter horror, plotless adult content (sex is ok – but all in good taste) or poetry.

Submissions: We will accept submissions until January 15th 2013, e-mail submissions only.

Submission should have a standard manuscript formatting and be attached as .doc, .rtf or .pdf.

A few words about you in the body of the e-mail would be nice.

You will hear back from us within 8 weeks.

Length: 3 000 – 10 000 words.

Language: We will read submissions in English, Norwegian and Swedish.

Rights: We buy First Worldwide English language rights, First Worldwide Swedish language rights and First Worldwide Norwegian language rights.

Publishing details: Print and e-book

Publishing date: 2013

Payment: $120 upon publication and royalties on e-book sales.

Multiple submissions: Yes.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes.

Reprints: No

Send your submission to: [email protected]

Subject line: Submission, Black Apples: name of your story.

Important: If your story does not have a princess or princess-like character, or does not relate to princesses or/and their role in any kind of way, it is not for Black Apples.

Please name your file author’s last name and story title. Example: meyer twilight.doc/rtf/pdf.

We’re looking forward to your submission!

[via: Belladonna Publishing.]


January 15, 2013
January 16, 2013