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Taking Submissions: Insurgent

November 1, 2023

Deadline: November 1st, 2023
Payment: $40
Theme: Stories about rebels, insurgents and insurrectionists set in a secondary world.

We are looking for stories about rebels, insurgents and insurrectionists set in a secondary world.

A secondary world is a world other than our own – think Lord of The Rings or Game of Thrones. Smugglers in space? Organised rebel orcs seeking to overthrow the Dark Lord? All of this, please.


  • The setting must be a secondary world. Far future and distant past Earth-based settings are acceptable as long as the world is practically unrecognisable – no historical revolutions or future wars between America and Europe.

  • The story must revolve around rebellion, insurgency, revolution, or resistance to established power in some form or another.

  • No rape, gore, incest, or child abuse. To us, gore is when mutilation, injury, and body horror are used and the main goal is to attempt to disturb or upset the reader, or when these are gratuitously described or featured beyond what is necessary for the plot.

  • Word count should be between 2,000 and 9,000 words.

  • Submissions open 1st August – 1st November.

  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, just please notify us as soon as possible if your story is accepted elsewhere so we can remove it from our reading pile.

  • Please submit your manuscript in a standard manuscript format – 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced lines, and your name and your story’s name on the first page, along with your email address. Do not include postal addresses.

  • By submitting, you acknowledge that your story has not been created through the use of AI at any point. If we subsequently discover the story was created through the use of AI, we reserve the right to refuse to publish, or to unpublish, the story.

  • We encourage submissions from people of all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and identities.

  • Authors of accepted stories will receive $40 in payment and a free ebook copy no later than 30 days after the anthology’s publication.

Send your submissions to: [email protected] by no later than November 1st.

Via: Lost Boys Press.


November 1, 2023


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