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Taking Submissions: Neverland’s Library

June 20, 2013

Deadline June 20th 2013
Payment: 3c/per word

What We’re Looking For
Neverland’s Library will be an anthology focusing on the rediscovery of the fantastic; magic, dragons, the supernatural, etc. We are looking for stories which highlight finding that which was once thought lost, incorporating fantastical and/or fictitious elements. We will not restrict how the story is told. All styles, settings, and tones are welcome.

We are looking for only unpublished stories. If the story has been made available for free or payment online then please do not submit it for consideration as it will be considered ineligible under our criteria. We ask that authors limit themselves to no more than 2 submissions, with no simultaneous submissions. That means when a story is submitted to us, it should not be submitted for publication consideration anywhere else.

If you have questions regarding the eligibility of your story, please send a query email before submitting the story in question and we will get back to you promptly in response to your concern.

Submission Period
(Subject to change)
Submissions will be open from March 5th 2013, until June 20th, 2013. Exact dates may vary depending on volume of entries.

Payments and Rights
Upon successful completion of the Indiegogo funding campaign, authors will receive 3c/per word. If we fail to reach our goal during the Indiegogo campaign (launching April 20th, 2013), alternative funding methods have been considered and the project will continue moving, however at a less rapid pace. Should an author wish to withdraw their entry after the Indiegogo, they may contact us requesting to do and we will remove their story from consideration.

If the crowdfunding is a success and your story is selected for inclusion in the Neverland’s Library Anthology, we will email a digital copy of the contract for the authors examination. Upon agreement of terms, the editor signed contract will be mailed to the story author to be signed. After the contract is returned to us and signed by all involved parties, payment will be promptly delivered via check or PayPal, at the submitter’s preference. We’ll also send you a physical copy of the book for your own personal collection. (Authors outside of the US will be required to provide shipping cost for this, or may opt to receive a digital copy instead)

If your submission is accepted, we will be buying First Anthology Print and First Anthology eBook Rights. These are non-exclusive licenses allowing us to use your story in this anthology only. The author will retain all other print rights, allowing them to sell their story to magazines, websites, podcasts or as individual short stories, or in a collection of their own work, or even sell to another anthology, after six months have passed since the publication of Neverland’s Library.

By submitting a story, you acknowledge that you are in fact the writer and sole owner of the work in question.


We are looking for stories within 2,000 – 10,000 words. We may choose to print some shorter or longer pieces, however please try to keep within this targeted range.

(Update: We are no longer accepting stories longer than 8,000 words. Sorry!)

Only email submissions will be accepted. Please attach all submissions using Microsoft Word (DOC), Rich Text Format (RTF), Plain Text (TXT) or Open Office (ODT) formats only. Any word processor should be able to save a file as at least one of these formats.

Please have all submissions in size 12 Times New Roman font.

How to Submit (What to include)
Please send your story to Neverland’s Library, using the following subject line when submitting:

[NL] STORY TITLE – Your Name

In the body of your email, please include the following:

Real name — This is the name that will go on the contract. No pseudonyms or nicknames.
Pen name — How you want your name to appear in print. Don’t include if you would like to use your real name.
Word count
Email address
Phone number
Short Bio — This is your chance to tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing experience.
All aforementioned items are required, please do not omit any information. Biography lengths may vary, just let us know what you think we need to know.

We will not share any of your personal information with ANYONE. Contact information will only be used to tell you whether your story was accepted, and update with progress on the Indiegogo, and when the book is finished. We will always attempt to contact you via email first. Phone number will only be used if we need to get in touch with you, and email doesn’t work.

If your story is accepted we will ask you to confirm all information, and you will be given the chance to write a new short biography for publication in the book.

Response Time
We aim to respond to all submissions within 1-2 weeks. If you haven’t heard from us acknowledging that we’ve received your submission by the two week mark, send us an email and we’ll be glad to tell you the status of your submission.

Please send all submissions and questions to Roger and Rebecca at [email protected]. We will be happy to answer all questions.

[via: Neverland’s Library.


June 20, 2013