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Taking Submissions: Dreaming The God

March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023

Deadline: March 31st, 2023
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Each story must have a Pagan, Heathen, Occult influence that has a spark of truth in regards to the connection with the masculine aspect of the divine.

DREAMING THE GOD will be a collection of short stories between 2,500 and 20,000 words. Each story must have a Pagan, Heathen, Occult influence that has a spark of truth in regards to the connection with the  masculine aspect of the divine.  We are looking for stories that speak to the spiritual soul. It doesn’t matter in which aspect the Divine Masculine is portrayed–Son, Father, Horned One, Green Man, Hunter, Warrior, Gender Fluid etc., are all welcome. Uplifting stories, inspirational  stories, dark tales, fantastic, written with truth or complete fantasy are all welcome. We are open and inclusive to LGBTQ2+ stories that meet the parameters of our main theme – the Divine Masculine in all His aspects, which we believe includes LGBTQ2+ experiences. The main aspect is exhibit, in both fiction and nonfiction stories, the great breadth of how the Divine Masculine is portrayed across cultures and across interpersonal experiences.

We welcome new authors and well experienced authors.

Another goal for this anthology is to educate readers about the Divine Masculine, so including mythology, culture, politics, paganism, heathenism, Wicca, Witchcraft, geography etc., is important to the plot. If you pique your reader’s interest and get them looking up references to learn more about the Divine Masculine, you’ve done your job. The idea is for your reader to not only be entertained, but also to walk away from your story a little wiser and open than they were before.


Karen Dales is the Managing Editor of Dark Dragon Publishing. She lives in Toronto with her husband, son and five cats. When she is not writing or editing, she and her husband run the Toronto Pagan Pub Moot (c. Feb 1996). She is also the author of the highly acclaimed and best selling serious, The Chosen Chronicles.


 Please do not query before submitting.

 Email all submissions to [email protected]

 To ensure your submission does not get deleted please place in the subject line

 Anthology Submisson – (Title of Story) and (Your Name)

 Please do not describe or summarize the story in the email.

 Follow William Shunn’s manuscript format: https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html Any variance away from this format will mean an automatic rejection.

 Keep your stories between 2,500 to 20,000 words.

 Above your manuscript, please include the following: Your full, legal name; your address; your email address; the title of the story; and the word count of the story.

 The stories  needs to have an element of truth, whether that is from a personal, mythological, historical, cultural, geographical or political aspect.

 No reprints. Original stories only.

 Payment: Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a one time, up front fee for your story. We will be offering a royalty percentage to those who are selected for the anthology.

If you have further questions about the anthology please contact [email protected]

Publication: Spring 2024 (trade paperback & e-Book).

Via: Dark Dragon Publishing.


March 31, 2023
April 1, 2023


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