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Taking Submissions: Phantasmagorical Fantasy Anthology Book 2

August 1, 2016

Deadline: August 1st, 2016
Payment: $25.00, plus digital and 1 trade paperback copy upon distribution

Elven, Dwarven, Orc or Mage. Fae and Seelie leap off the page.
Poems, sagas, epics too, this is what we ask of you.
With parchment and quill in hand, take us to your mythic land.
Build a world ethereal and fair, bring it to us so we can share.
An anthology for us to build, helping us, the lily gild.

Please do not use or reference stories, characters etc that are already established and/or property of someone else. No copyright infringements please.  We are looking for original work with original characters and the plot should be original as well. Please, NO fan fiction. Characters must be your own, originally created, and not a version or fan fiction of an existing character. Do not use the names or personalities of existing trademarked characters. No references should be made to characters from well-known sources. Please keep stories relatively clean as we are looking to make this available to all ages. Therefore in keeping with the Codes of Chivalry, profanity, gratuitous violence, sexual themes and the like will be deemed as unsuitable for this work. Only submit unpublished, original stories, and characters.

Story length, between 2,500 minimum and 8,000 maximum words.

This is going to call for a high level of skill to keep your story fast paced and interesting without falling back on those particular crutches to carry the plot along. We are looking forward to some high quality, entertaining reading. We are looking for short stories between 2500 and 8000 words. Please spend time reviewing the guidelines, this will ensure that your best work is submitted free of editorial issues, such as spelling, formatting, and grammar. Any submission with EXCESSIVE formatting, spelling, grammatical or editing issues will be disqualified as soon as the errors are evident.

The first page of your submitted document must be a Cover Page (see below for details).


Theme: Fantasy
Story Word Count: 2,500 minimum – 8,000 maximum, (not including information for cover page)
Authors Biography: 250 maximum words
Story Synopsis: 350 maximum words
File Format: Microsoft Word document (either .doc or .docx) or rtf only. Submissions may also be sent in the body of an e-mail.
Submission Limit: Five stories per author. If you are submitting more than one story, please submit each story as a separate submission or e-mail.
Payment: $25.00, plus digital and 1 trade paperback copy upon distribution. Selected stories will appear in New Legends: Fantasy Anthology, while some may appear on our website or blog.
Art and Photography: Unlimited submission limit. We are looking for art and photography that captures the theme of Fantasy to be used. Artwork and photographs submitted must be saved in high-resolution format (300 dpi or higher) and saved as a jpg/jpeg file. Be sure to supply the title of the piece, the artist/photographer name, the medium used in creation, and the dimensions of the original piece.

Cover Page:
First and Last Name
Pseudonym, if applicable
Mailing Address
Phone Number
E-mail Address
Authors Biography
Submission Title
Story Word Count
Story Synopsis

Document Formatting:
Times New Roman, 12 point font.
Left justified.
1-inch margins on all sides.
0.5-inch indentation at the beginning of each paragraph.
Letter format (not A4 or international).
Pages consecutively numbered throughout.
Numbering begins on the cover page in the upper right corner.
Header on every page containing title, page number, author name and e-mail.
No footnotes or endnotes in your manuscript.
All electronic comments (track changes) and corrections between authors have been removed (not just turned off).
Proofread your paper carefully before submission.

Please keep in mind when developing your character(s)
These characters should be characters that would fit within the fantasy genre. For example, characters can have magical powers, animals can talk and have human characteristics. Your characters can be mythical and or mystical beings. They can live in an imaginary universe set in a medieval or fantastical world. Characters are typically on a quest or a journey, and rules in their world go outside the norm of our world.

Notice of Copyright:
By submitting your work, you agree that Visual Adjectives acquires first serial rights to publish the piece both electronically and in print. In addition, Visual Adjectives may reserve non-exclusive publication rights to reprint a piece in a “best of” issue or anthology.

Submissions may be sent by e-mail to [email protected] or by filling out the SUBMISSION MANAGER form and uploading your document.

When submitting by e-mail, your Subject Line must include Author Name and Story Title.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance status via e-mail.

Please send us an e-mail if you have ANY questions. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question.

Via: Visual Adjectives.


August 1, 2016