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Taking Submissions: Untitled Disabled Authors SFF Anthology

March 18, 2022

Deadline: March 18th, 2022
Payment: $100 per accepted story and $25 for reprints, and two contributors copies
Theme: science fiction, fantasy, and speculative short stories
Note: Stories by disabled authors who live in the United States
Note: Reprints welcome

Forest Avenue is seeking science fiction, fantasy, and speculative short stories by disabled authors who live in the United States. The anthology will be edited by disabled bookseller Annie Carl and published in paperback and ebook in the fall of 2023. Forest Avenue is distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West.

If you’ve written a literary story with a touch of genre, send it our way. Horror isn’t our primary focus, but if you’ve written a story that borders on horror, we’d be happy to take a look. We are seeking stories of 5,000 words or less. Flash fiction is welcome. We will consider reprints, but hope to feature at least 80 percent new material. This is a paid opportunity. Rates are $100 per accepted story and $25 for reprints, plus two print copies.

Our focus is celebrating and spotlighting disabled authors within these genres. If you do not self-identify as disabled, please do not submit.

The disabled community is intersectional and we want this project to reflect that intersectionality. We are especially eager to see stories from disabled folx of color and queer folx. Neurodivergent writers who self-identify as disabled are welcome to submit.

Authors may choose to put their diagnoses in their bios and/or cover letters, but it’s not necessary. We will consider your story based on its merits.

If your disability prevents you from submitting via Submittable, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll assist with the process. This is a case-by-case situation, please do not email submissions without permission from the editor.

Via: Forest Avenue Press’s Submittable.


March 18, 2022