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Taking Submissions: Fable: An Anthology of Horror, Suspense & the Supernatural

November 30, 2022 - December 1, 2022

Deadline: November 30th, 2022
Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after. Reprints: $0.01/word
Theme: Horror, mystery, crime, thriller, and/or suspense.
Note: Reprints Welcome

Aurelia Leo presents FABLE: An Anthology of Horror, Suspense & the Supernatural open to all authors. Submissions must fall into one of the following categories: horror, mystery, crime, thriller, and/or suspense. Supernatural elements are encouraged. However, they are not necessary.


Submit? pridebookcafe.com/submit

Deadline: November 30, 2022

Publication Date: Mid-2023


  • Original Fiction: $0.08/word for the first 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after
  • Reprints: $0.01/word

Length? Flash (1,000 words) up to novella length (39,999 words) (NOT FLEXIBLE)

Format? Shunn Modern Manuscript Format

Track submissions using Duotrope and The Submission Grinder.


“Me, A Hero” © Warren Benedetto (2,200): TBA

“Paddlejumpers” © R. B. Payne (5,950): Two graveyard shift EMTS battle an invasive species when they respond to a not-so-routine emergency call from Hollywood’s famed adult ranch film location.

“The Vandal” © Antony Paschos (8,300): TBA


  • Translations are accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions to other markets are accepted
  • Only two submissions allowed in total (one original and one reprinted story)


  • Copyright remains with the author at all times
  • Non-exclusive archival rights as long as the website(s) hosting the work are online
  • First world electronic and print rights in English with exclusivity for 12 months from the date of publication
  • If selected to be republished in another anthology in the future, payment in royalties is $0.01USD per word
  • If selected for a podcast or audiobook, payment is $0.01USD per word for non-exclusive electronic audio rights


  • Excerpts out of a novel
  • Poorly formatted and edited work
  • Overtly racist, sexist, or violent work


  • Fanfiction of any kind
  • Works above the word count
  • Taboo elements (rape in all forms, incest, pedophilia, etc.) in almost all cases


  • Protagonists that are Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, or/and People of Color (QTBIPOC)
  • Settings outside of the United States of America, or the United States of America as we know it
  • Intersectionality in regards to gender, class, ability status, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, and so on

We take 2-3 weeks to respond to submissions. If you haven’t received a response by then, please query. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Via: Pride Book Cafe.


November 30, 2022
December 1, 2022