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Taking Submissions: It’s a Grimm Life

August 31, 2014


Deadline: August 31st, 2014
Payment: 1 cent USD per word. We also provide a complimentary electronic version of the book to each contributor.

Tacitus Publishing has decided to take on its first anthology – IT’S A GRIMM LIFE. We are looking for short fiction (1,500 to 5,000 words) that takes a new look at the Grimm Fairy Tales. The story should be placed in a modern setting and incorporating new modern twists. We would like you to push the darker side of these retellings, staying true to the nature of the originals. We are not interested in overwhelming gore or mature content. This should be an original piece of work.

Submission process:
There are two options, either using the submission form on the website or sending an email. For either choice, we ask that you attach the story as an rtf (rich text format) file.

email: submission(at)tacituspublishing.com
subject line should read: Grimm Anthology

(This maybe pushing it based on the possibility of being overwhelmed, but we may offer quick critiques or suggestions to submitters in our responses. Tacitus Publishing wants to continue with its writer-friendly approach by offering any small amount of assistance we can.)

Cover letter and quick biography:
Please put the cover letter in the body of the form or email.  The
structuring of the letter should include –
· your name
· contact info – address, phone, email
· title of the story
· a one sentence summary of your story
· word count
· brief bio and quick list of published work
Submission format:
We are not concerned with the overall format of the body of your
work but do ask for some page formatting to assist our reviewing
process.  Please add to each page –
· top left – author’s name
· top right – title
· bottom – page number
Simultaneous and multiple submissions:
We will not accept simultaneous submissions. We will accept
multiple submissions if you have received a rejection notice
concerning your first submission and the call has not closed, but
request that you submit no more than two stories.

Open for submissions – May 1st, 2014
Closed for submissions – August 31st, 2014
Projected completion and e-published: 1st Quarter 2015

We pay 1 cent USD per word. We also provide a complimentary electronic version of the book to each contributor.

In the interest of the story building and the publishing process, there is the possibility of minor editorial changes to accepted stories. Understand though, the submission is expected to be a polished and proofread product.

Tacitus Publishing asks for First Electronic publishing rights for all pieces we accept as well as non-exclusive reprint rights, to include Print publishing rights, as we plan to eventually make the volume available in print.

Via: Tacitus Publishing.


August 31, 2014