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Taking Submissions: From the Ashes: An Anthology of Elemental Urban Fantasy (for Burn Survivors)

July 16, 2022

Deadline: July 16th, 2022
Payment: Original Fiction: $0.08/word up to 1,000 words, and $0.01/word after Reprints: $0.01/word
Theme: Must contain fire-based elemental magic in an urban fantasy setting.
Note: Reprints Welcome

Aurelia Leo presents the first of many fiction and poetry anthologies for a cause. In addition, the “Phoenix Warriors” who are selected to be a part of these anthologies will work together to hit the USA Today Bestseller list for no additional cost. This anthology will support the burn community in two ways:

Full disclosure, the company was started by my mom and me as I had flash burns, and she sustained 3rd-degree burns on 25% of her body.


Form? https://forms.gle/SxRKcYMgAFpCg7nv7

(Flexible) Deadline: July 16, 2022

Publication Date: February 7, 2023 (During National Burn Awareness Week)


  • Original Fiction: $0.08/word up to 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.


Must contain fire-based elemental magic in an urban fantasy setting. Your main character can control it. Maybe the villain has it. It’s flexible. Bonus points if your MC is a burn survivor. A romantic subplot is okay but not required.


  • 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, email info [at] aurelialeo.com.

Via: Pride Book Cafe.


July 16, 2022