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Taking Submissions: Secrets in the Water

July 15, 2019

Deadline: July 15th, 2019
Payment: Contributor’s copy

Secrets in the Water

Zimbell House is holding open submissions for short stories about secrets involving water. Is your tale about mermaids? A drowning? Magic? Superstition? Or is it about the healing powers found in water? Perhaps it involves a secret society or lost traditions.

Let your imagination roam, and show our readers how you can capture their ripples of interest and give them waves of reading delight.

  • Please keep foul language to a minimum-it loses its punch if over-used.
  • Dialogue needs to be believable, and please keep dialects/slang to a bare minimum if you must use them.
  • No head-hopping or POV changes. Pick one point of view and stick with it.
  • Please show more of the action than just telling the reader what happens.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 15,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2019, with a targeted release date of mid September 2019.

Submit your best work. Poorly formatted and unedited work will be turned down. Please use Americanized English spellings. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works—please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double-spaced, 12-point font-no headers/footers.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Via: Zimbell House.


July 15, 2019