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Taking Submissions: Tumbled Tales 1: Stories that Upend Genre Conventions
December 1, 2022
Deadline: December 1st, 2022
Theme: Cross-Genre stories
We’re looking for genre authors who cross boundaries. Authors whose stories twist the tropes to showcase in a cross-genre anthology of stories that entertain, but read fresh and new. Send us the story that you can’t classify: a story that can’t be pigeon-holed into a single subgenre, or that pushes against your genre’s boundaries. We want to showcase authors who write uncommon fiction. For example:
- Witches in space,
- Romances that flip gender roles,
- Alternate histories set in the near-future,
- Medical thrillers set in the distant past,
- Fairy tales that start after the ‘happily ever after,’
- Something cool and exciting that we haven’t imagined!
Do not submit previously published work, but you may submit a story you are also submitting to other publishers. As a courtesy, we ask that you promptly notify us if you need to withdraw your story from consideration.
Publication: June 2023
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2022 (Rolling Acceptances)
Payment: $25 per accepted story
Length: 1,000 – 10,000 words
Email your story in Word format (double-spaced, 1-in. margins, 12pt. Times New Roman font, header with page numbers and story title) to:
On your cover page, please identify the story title, author, contact email, word count, genre(s), and a brief (under 200 words) statement of why you think your story fits the anthology’s theme.
If applicable, include a list of any published or forthcoming novels/stories related to your submission. This anthology will be marketed to readers looking to discover new authors, so preference will be given to emerging authors who have published (or will be publishing) related works.
Via: Wandering Wave Press.
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