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CLOSED: Taking Submissions: Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology 2022

January 30, 2022

Note: This submission call has closed early.

Deadline: January 30th, 2022 — UPDATE: CLOSED EARLY
Payment: Half a cent/word ($0.005/word) Minimum $15.00.
Theme: speculative fiction, namely Sci-Fi and Fantasy.
Note: Reprints welcome at same pay rate and the main reason that I’m listing this at under a cent per word

We are currently open to SHORT STORY submissions for our Summer of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Anthology to be published in Summer of 2022. We ask for the following:

1) We are looking for great speculative fiction, namely Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Don’t overthink it! Just write an incredible story and you will find yourself in this anthology.

2) Submit your work in the Shunn Standard Manuscript Format. We only accept documents in DOC, DOCX and RTF formats.

3) We accept work in the range of 1500-7500 words. Anything outside this range will be automatically rejected.

4) Payment for original fiction is currently $0.005/word up to 7500 words. Minimum of $15.

Reprints paid at full rate. We retain no rights to your work.

5) The Author’s Hand encourages submissions from writers of all races, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, etc. We want and value diverse voices. Saying that, we make editorial decisions strictly based on merit, and we do not collect any information that might clue our editors to any of these attributes other than your name, email, address, and cover letter before any decisions are made regarding your submission.

6) Ready to submit? Then send an email directly to [email protected].

In the subject line, please write “Anthology Submission: “STORY TITLE” or your story will be automatically rejected.

7) No multi-submissions. We try to respond to all submissions within 30 days. Submissions are currently OPEN.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2022


Regardless of whether or not your submission is accepted, you will receive 15% off of editing or any of our other services, redeemable until the end of 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this contest or any other services we provide, please visit our contact page directly.

Thank you, and may the fates smile fondly upon you. (Or just write a stellar story)

Via: Authors’ Hand.


January 30, 2022