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Taking Submissions: Navigating Ruins

June 30, 2021

Deadline: June 30th, 2021
Payment: $30, a contributor’s copy, potential royalties
Theme: Navigating Ruins

WriteHive has grown so much since it’s started. We are excited to announce this new projects as another step toward Writing the Future We Need. In a collaboration with Inked in Gray we will be hosting our first ever anthology collection! As we come out of this last year and seek for ways to grow better and stronger, we felt that this theme would be a good first foray to showcase our writing community. More specifically the topic of navigating ruins.

This open call opens May 1st, 2021 and closes on June 30, 2021.

Writing the Future We Need: Navigating Ruins

Theme: Navigating Ruins.

There is no limitation to how you incorporate this theme into your work as long as the story falls within the Sci-Fi, Horror, or Fantasy genre. We encourage you to take the theme and show its manifestation beyond the physical, showing us something unique and engaging.

Submission Period: May 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Submission Cost: Free

Word Limit: 10K words per piece, not including addition information below

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Submission Details:

  • Previously unpublished works
  • You may submit up to 2 pieces, but each work must be a separate submission
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if the work is accepted elsewhere
  • Include story as attached .doc (or .doc compatible format) please for ease of visual accessibility
  • You will be asked to copy a short query with bio and mission criteria into our form submission
  • Work must not have been previously published elsewhere

What to Include with Your Submission: *Please read carefully*

  • A 3 – 5 sentence bio with any relevant social media links (Social media is not required to participate)
  • A short snippet (1 – 3 sentences) detailing how and why your story is keeping with WriteHive’s mission of Writing the Future We Need (Read more about our organization here). Our purpose is not to judge the quality of your explanation, but to get a short, concise feel of your story. (Submissions lacking this prerequisite will not be considered for the anthology)
  • Trigger warnings, if any. Trigger warnings do not affect the acceptance of a story. Trigger warnings will be used in publication. Here’s a list of trigger warnings you might use, in case you need some guidance. Feel free to add any others your story might have. Please note that listing any of these has no influence our consideration of your submission, they merely serve as forewarning for our readers.
  • Addiction, Pedophilia, Abuse, Substance Abuse, Animal cruelty, Queerphobia, Body horror (if it’s not a book in the horror or grimdark genre), Bullying, Fatphobia, Terminal illness, Chronic illness, Mental Illness, Degenerative Illness, Cannibalism, Deadnaming, Eating disorder, Genocide, Gore, Violence (graphic, gun, etc), Incest, Miscarriage, Mass shootings, Police brutality, Racial bigotry/Racism, Religious bigotry, Self-harm, Suicide, Suicidal thoughts, Rape, Human trafficking, Torture

How to Format Your Submission:

  • Times New Roman font. 12 pt.
  • Double-spaced please
  • Numbered pages (title headings not required)
  • Put WH ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION – GENRE as the email subject, where GENRE is Fantasy, Horror, or Sci-Fi (for those with cross-genre elements, please pick whichever one aligns best)
  • Confirm you have included bio with social media links AND the mission blurb as requested above – can be inserted into the body of the email. *We seriously will not read submissions without this*
  • Mention any trigger warnings (see above)

Payment: $30 per accepted piece plus one contributor copy (with opportunity for bonus royalties based on sales)

Rights: First edition exclusive anthology rights for the first six months of publication

Estimated publication date: Late Nov / Early Dec

***Submissions are now open. Link below is to our Google form. In order to utilize the our submission method, you must log in and submit via your Gmail account. If you do *not* have a Gmail, please click the button on the right to contact us for help.

Via: Write Hive.


June 30, 2021