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Taking Submissions: Misunderstood

August 1, 2015


Deadline: August 1st, 2015
Payment: $5.00 flat rate plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.

Trolls, Imps, Orcs, Gargoyles and Other Bit-Part Fantasy Characters

The literature has given them a bad name—or only a casual mention. “Troll” is the name for anyone who posts an
obnoxious, often anonymous comment on the Internet, or for a cute doll with neon hair that stands on end. In real life,
trolls hang out under a bridge and cause various kinds of mischief.

Same with imps, orcs, brownies, and other bit-part characters in fantasy.

What would they do if they had conTROLL?

Authors: here’s your chance to cast a bit-part creature in a lead role. They can be bad, good, or misunderstood, but this
time the little people get center stage to tell their side of the story. Any time, any place from ancient civilizations to far in
the future is acceptable. Fantasy realms, mythological and folklore creatures, horror and sci-fi monsters, even your own
constructs are welcome.

Break the story-writing rules if you want. If you use a tried and true plotline, twist it in an original and interesting way.
Original stories are preferred. Query for reprints.

ALL writers are encouraged to submit. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro with years of credits, a beginner just starting out, or
a teenager – please feel free to send the editor a story. In your cover email, please tell the editor a bit about yourself and a
quick one-line synopsis of the story. Include genre. If experimental, please explain the type or how so the editor doesn’t
edit out the form or reject it out of hand. Thank you.

In the Subject line please put Submission : Misunderstood : Title of your story : Your name.
Attach as a .doc format, please send to: [email protected]

Full name
Phone number
Word Count

Submissions Open: May 1, 2015 (DO NOT SUBMIT PRIOR TO THIS DATE)
Submissions Close: August 1, 2015

Release Date: October 2015
Payment: $5.00 flat rate plus equal share of 50% of the anthology’s royalties.

Will accept Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Steampunk, Alternate History, Christian Speculative
Fiction, Space Opera, Dieselpunk, Romance. No fan fiction, shared universes, or continuing serials. PG-13 rating, please.
No erotica.
No multiple submissions. If you receive a rejection and there is time to submit another story, you are welcome to do so.
No simultaneous submissions. The editor will work diligently to get a fast turnaround for rejections, so you can submit to
other markets afterward if you wish.

Length 1000-6000 words. Will consider flash fiction if it’s well-written. Times Roman
12. Standard manuscript submission form must be used. Any manuscripts submitted incorrectly will be rejected.

Bios will be required if your story is accepted. Please write them in third person. Approximate length under 100 words.

Via: WolfSinger Publications.


August 1, 2015