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Taking Submissions: Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse

January 15, 2020

Deadline: January 15th, 2020
Payment: Royalties

Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse is looking for short stories about, well cats and their women – their badass women.

It’s time to turn the “man and his dog wandering through a dystopian world” trope on its head, and tell the stories about cats and their women in appropriately dystopian settings. We’re looking for stories that feature a strong woman with at least one cat, in tales that bring hope in the darkest of times.

The “cat lady” in your story can be anyone who identifies as female and loves cats – and we welcome stories featuring older, wiser protagonists. “Hope” can range from a single person reminded that their life can improve to changing the course of the dark, dystopian world. However you tell the tale, we want vivid descriptions, engaging characters, and unique takes on the kinds of missions cats and their women would take on in a broken world.

To Submit:

Title: Cat Ladies of the Apocalypse
Length: 4000 – 8000 words
NOTE: We WILL consider reprints previously published prior to Jan 1, 2019, for which you have reprint rights. Please include the original publication information with your submission.
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Anticipated release: late March, 2020
Exclusivity/Reversion of rights: We distribute our anthologies in both paper and ebook formats across multiple retailers. We ask for 6 months exclusivity post-publication, after which we continue to market the anthology, but you have the right to submit the story elsewhere, publish it yourself, etc., as you wish.
Pay: Royalty-Share, via PayPal
NOTE: A royalty-share anthology is only successful if all of the participants help with the promotion. We will provide art and marketing copy, and promote the anthology as we are able; but if you submit, you should also be prepared to promote the anthology to your readers – and share ideas/successes with the group, if you can!

Send your stories to: editor at camdenparkpress dot com
Submission Subject line: CATS_Story Title
Attachment types accepted: DOC, DOCX, or RTF file
File Name: Please name your manuscript like this:
CATS_Author Name_Story Title
We are typically receiving submissions for multiple projects at the same time, so following the Subject line and File Name guidelines will help make sure your story ends up in the correct folder and is considered for the right project.
Other: Please keep your cover letter brief, use standard manuscript format (if you don’t know what that means, please Google it!), and have fun with these stories!

Via: Camden Park Press.


January 15, 2020