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Taking Submissions: Grimm and Grimmer

January 6, 2013

Deadline: January 6th 2013
Payment: We will pay 12% royalties after cost per story published in each ebook only. Royalties for hardback sales will be separately negotiated.

Grimm and Grimmer Submission Guidelines

Fringeworks is a small independent publisher that hopes to find clever ways of punching above its own weight.

We love to find new talent and to give writers the chance to get recognition for their work in the public domain. We are currently seeking submissions for a continuing anthology series entitled ‘Grimm and Grimmer’.

A number of short ebooks will be released throughout 2013, culminating in a limited print run hardback edition containing all of the stories published by this method. With each ebook purchased from selected websites, customers will receive a code to be put towards the purchase of a limited hardback edition.

We anticipate a total of five ebooks, each containing six stories.

Customers who collect codes for all five ebooks will be eligible to purchase the limited edition hardback for free, excluding p&p.

Submission deadline for this anthology is midnight on 6th January 2013.

As the title suggests, we are looking for stories between 1,500 and 4,000 words, which riff on the original Grimm fairytales. Fairytales are generally sharp, short and contain a twist. We are looking for new, fresh takes on the huge selection of fairytales available, but with some resonance with a modern audience. From ‘Cinderella’ to ‘Snow White’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’ to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’, there is a wealth of material to be chosen from. Any genre will be considered, though we suspect this anthology will appeal to writers of horror, SF and fantasy.

While we are looking for new and original twists on this theme with surprising elements, we are not looking for new stories that just happen to involve old characters. This is about reimagining old tales for new readers. Be fun, be serious, but most of all be unique.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected] as word documents or rtf files.

Your email subject header should read ‘SURNAME/GRIMM/WORD COUNT (include word count)

All submissions should;

Be 1,500 to 4,000 words (max)

Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12

Be typed in line with Standard Manuscript Format. Details can be found at http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address)

Previously published stories will NOT be considered for this anthology, and while authors will retain copyright we expect all new characters created for this anthology to be placed within the public domain.

Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author can be submitted.

We will write to you within approximately four weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if you have been successful.

We will pay 12% royalties after cost per story published in each ebook only. Royalties for hardback sales will be separately negotiated.


January 6, 2013