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Taking Submissions: Urban Fantasy Digest 2022: The Wizard Must Be Stopped!

May 15, 2022

Deadline: May 15th, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Novelettes with the theme “The Wizard Must Be Stopped!”

Edited by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Stories Rule Press (SRP) is now seeking submissions for Urban Fantasy Digest 2022: The Wizard Must Be Stopped!, the third anthology in this series.  The anthology will be published on July 28, 2022.

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Length: 7,500 to 10,000 words

Payment: Revenue share


This is an anthology of urban fantasy novelettes.


The theme is “The Wizard Must Be Stopped!” – which can be interpreted by the author in any way that provides a story featuring a wizard in some shape or form.  The wizard does not have to be the antagonist, nor does she have to be strictly human. Stretch the theme as far as your imagination allows.  We’re looking for twelve unique takes on the idea of what a wizard might be up to that requires halting them.

Please see the retail book description, below, for more on this.

The story should conform to urban fantasy genre expectations.  Epic fantasy, fantasy set in secondary worlds, non-contemporary city settings, or remote settings do not fit the genre.

The retail book description

This is the description that will appear on the back of the book, and on retail sites. (Please note: the actual number of stories to be included in the anthology is to be finalized during the reading period.)

========Retail Book Description============

Wayward wizards are among us.

Stories Rule Press presents Urban Fantasy Digest 2022: The Wizard Must Be Stopped!

Of all the fantasy and paranormal species who inhabit our urban fantasy worlds, wizards are the epitome of magical persons.  Dark or good, powerful or not, enemy or friend, a wizard has vast influence over people and stories…and can change the fortunes of all.

Discover twelve very different wizards in twelve spellbinding tales, in Stories Rule Press’ 2022 edition of Urban Fantasy Digest.

Urban Fantasy Digest 2022: The Wizard Must Be Stopped! is the fourth volume  in a quarterly collection of genre fiction anthologies presented by Stories Rule Press.

Urban Fantasy Fiction Anthology

Stories Rule Press is a family-run micro press in Alberta, Canada, working as a cooperative to bring great storytellers together and assist them with publication.

Editor Tracy Cooper-Posey is one of the original authors with Stories Rule Press. She writes across several fiction genres, including urban fantasy under various pen names.

==========end of retail book description=============


Payment is by revenue share, via Draft2Digital. Authors will need to set up a Draft2Digital account if they don’t already have one. If your story is accepted, guidance will be provided in setting up your account, if you do not have one already.


We are asking for world first serial print rights, and ebook rights, with a six-month exclusive period. We are also asking for non-exclusive rights after the initial six-month period so the anthology can remain in print. After the first six months’ exclusive period, you are free to sell reprint rights or self-publish.

We are not accepting reprints. Your story must not have been published anywhere else, including websites and author newsletters.

Authors will be asked to sign a short contract with Stories Rule Press that outlines these rights and expectations. There are also legal and financial agreements required by Draft2Digital, when setting up an account there.


The success of revenue share projects lies in the authors’ cross-promotions to their readers and social networks. Authors will be provided marketing materials and suggestions for promotion.

The publisher will be promoting the anthology to SRP readers, via newsletters and social media, and a wider audience via paid-for marketing.

Who Should Submit

We are looking for well-written stories from authors who have a track record in publishing urban fantasy—either via traditional markets or indie publishing—and can bring an active readership to the table. We will have one or two slots for less advanced authors, if their stories deserve the showcase.

Manuscript Format

Please use the William Shunn Modern Format for your manuscript. Details can be found here.

Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines, which are difficult to read or would require an excess of time to format to the standard of the anthology, will be rejected.

How to Submit

Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2022.

We are accepting electronic submissions only. Please complete the form here, and upload your manuscript via the form.

Submissions sent after the close date which have not been previously discussed with SRP will not be considered or responded to.

We are not accepting simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions from the same author.

We will be reading all submissions and making offers by March 16, 2022 at the latest.


If you have any questions about the information in these guidelines, please contact the editor at Tracy at Stories Rule Press dot com. Do not use this email address to submit your manuscript—submit your story here.

Via: Stories Rule Press.


May 15, 2022