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Taking Submissions: Sorghum and Spear The Way of Silk and Stone

March 15, 2019

Deadline: March 15th, 2019
Payment: 6 cents per word and a contributor’s copy

The tenet, “Pray for Peace but Prepare for War.” is weaved deep into the culture of the An’Fre women. Sorghum & Spear speaks to the global diaspora, African, Latin, Asian and Indigenous. Stories that highlight or reveal a new perspective of fantasy in this rich, inclusive world are ideal. We seek works that explore love in all its forms, diversity, fate vs choice, self-discovery, and supernatural talents, and original works that portray the strength, sisterhood, and diversity of women—hallmarks of our world-building efforts. Given the unique guidelines of our world, we ask that you review Sorghum & Spear and its world-building rules carefully prior to submission.

Special consideration will be given to women and writers of color whose personal stories may additionally lend to their storytelling.

To guide in the world building within SORGHUM & SPEAR, a complimentary digital copy of the Sorghum & Spear: Simadan comic and The Sorghum & Spear Worldbuilders Guide are available via email request at [email protected]with the subject “ATTN: S&S Reference Request”.

Open for Submissions:

January 1st, 2019 – March 15th, 2019

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

Expected Publication: Summer 2019

Anthologist and Sorghum & Spear Creator: Dedren Snead

Editor: Sheree Renée Thomas

ORIGINAL FICTION length: 2000 to 7,500 words

Payment: 0.06 cents per word + contributor copy

Genres: Fantasy written with a shared world

Full Sorghum & Spear world guidelines and complementary digital comic copy available upon request at  [email protected] with email subject “ATTN: S&S Reference Request”.

Email submissions to: [email protected]

No simultaneous submissions. No multi-submissions for short fiction.

Please use standard manuscript formatting when submitting your work:


Rights and Compensation: Payment: 0.06 per word for original fiction and a paperback copy of the anthology from Greene County Creative.

We are looking for previously unpublished works in English.

Seeking first world rights in English and non-exclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Submission method: Upload story as .doc or .rtf to niteblade.submittable.com/submit

Via; Sorghum and Spear.


March 15, 2019