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Taking Submissions: Elemental

July 1, 2020

Deadline: July 1st, 2020
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Dark fantasy that includes elemental magic

Submission Open: April 1, 2020

Submission Close: July 1, 2020

Publishing timeline: December 2020

Theme: Think Elemental Magic

This title is a work in progress

Think Elemental Magic

DARK FANTASY – Rated R Stories welcome

Theme: Elemental Magic – Earth, wind, fire, water and spirit. Dark versus light. We are giving a lot of leeway for story building, but magic must play a part in your world and there must be a dark fantasy element. Create a fantasy world for this to all play out in, or build something in ours. The choice is yours. The only requirement is that you must feature elemental magic.

Fae and other realms, magic and witches, dragons or orcs, all magical and fantastic creatures are welcome.

This one has opportunities for a lot of world-building so the call out is for larger stories. We will only be accepting a limited number of stories for this project, but volume II is under consideration. Stand-alone stories only, no to be continued.

Word Count is 7000 – 15000 (not a hard limit) we are looking for longer stories and small novella’s.

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. Digital copy.

Formatting guidelines: See our Submission Format guide below

How to submit: Submission form will open in April 2020

Multiple Submission: Yes – We will be happy to read up to two stories per author, but note we will only be accepting one story per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: No.

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape

Remember to read the submission guidelines in full.

Failure to comply could result in your submission being rejected or sent back for correction. At this time we are only accepting manuscripts in English.

Word count requirements, themes, and deadline dates are detailed against each submission call.

Submitting your work

From this point forward we will be accepting submissions via form documents only. Please review each call out and use the link provided in the button or wording, to direct you to the correct form. You will complete the questions and upload the manuscript directly.

Formatting your manuscript

All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format.

At the top of the manuscript please include your author name, email address, story title, and approximate word count.

Font: Times New Roman or Courier 12 point

Spacing: Double line spaced. Indent new paragraphs or set formatting to do this.

Spelling: American English


Unless specified on the contract we ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for twelve months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.


Drabble Collections will include a digital copy of the completed works.

Unless specified on the contract our short story anthologies are a royalty split per story featured. 50% of royalties from all sales will be retained by the publishing house. The remaining 50% will be split evenly by the authors per story. Payment will be made via Paypal quarterly.

What is Speculative Fiction

Speculative fiction is a broad genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes. Horror fiction is a genre of fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle and horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the “horror” experience has often been the intrusion of a disturbing supernatural element into everyday human experience.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us here or on our Facebook Page.

Via: Eerie River Publishing.


July 1, 2020