Tagged: anthology submissions 2022

Taking Submissions: Museum Piece

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: $.01/word. Reprints will be paid a flat rate of $20/story.
Theme: Stories that involve a museum
Note: Reprints Welcome

Museum Piece (anthology) 1 June to 31 July 2022

Brush and bramble fill the long-disused path, and ivy climbs the walls of the building’s cracked facade. Above the door and its intriguing mysteries, you can just make out part of a faded sign

Museum of …

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Taking Submissions: Reclaiming Joy (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st, 2022 to August 30th, 2022
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Reclaiming Joy

This year marks the third year of the WriteHive annual conference! Each year we’ve grown in the number of panels and workshops offered, all thanks to the generous time and money donated by our community. A very special part of our conference has also been our anthology. In collaboration with Inked in Gray, we seek to publish powerful, authentic stories from members of our community. And this year is no exception.

In deciding on the theme, we wanted to highlight and empower the positive. The last few years have been difficult in a multitude of ways, and we wanted to bring attention to how communities and people have found ways to reclaim some kind of joy or happiness amidst struggles, tragedies, and oppression, for it is those moments that fuel the light in the darkness.

 

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Taking Submissions: Alternate History

Deadline: July 11th, 2022
Payments: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.
Theme: Alternate history stories (that can also show how a change in history would have changed today.)
Note: Reprints Welcome

We are very excited to announce a new call for submissions, which is now open! Please read through the details for submissions carefully before submitting your stories and make sure to include ALTERNATE HISTORY at the beginning in the subject of your email.

Alternate History Short Stories

This is a topic to really get your imagination into gear. Alternative history is a big topic for movies and real-world events alike, on Netflix, HBO and more. It’s all science fiction, and this new book aims to cover every angle from ancient worlds to distant futures, world wars, steampunk and more. What if the course of history had been changed by a different decision, a different victor, a different invention? Utopian stories and alternative history stories by H.G. Wells, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Castello Holford and others will be combined here with new stories submitted by you, exploring the variety and delight of alternative history to reimagine the world around us – some examples just to give you an idea: What if the Ancient Egyptians had conquered Rome? What if World War II had been won by the loser, not the victors? What if women had ruled the world for 4,000 years not men? The options are limitless for tales of true originality and with a vivid sense of realism…

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Taking Submissions: Hidden Realms

Deadline: July 11th, 2022
Payment: 8 cents/6 pence per word for original stories, 6 cents/4 pence for reprints.
Theme: A setting in an area that is normally hidden from regular people.
Note: Reprints Welcome

We’re delighted to let you know this new call for submissions is open! Please read through submission details carefully before sending us your stories and ensure you include HIDDEN REALMS first in the subject of your email.

Hidden Realms Short Stories

Open your mind to contemplate the ways in which places can be hidden – tucked away in remote corners of the world, buried underground, existing on another physical plane or a different dimension in time or on a quantum level, on another planet, accessible only to those with the secret knowledge, or even in plain sight under our noses… They may be inhabited by beings just like you and me, or creatures utterly different to us. Hidden Realms Short Stories will delve into the secret corridors, the hidden doors at the end of the alley, the hole in the trunk of an ancient oak. Your new submissions will sit alongside classic tales from many traditions, including classic literature (from Alice in Wonderland to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) or even tales of the hidden city of Harar in Ethiopia, exploring the adventures of hidden places, secret gardens, and shadow lands in forests and mountains, in the swamps and wild places of our world, and beyond.

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Taking Submissions: Les Petites Morts (Early Listing)

Submission Window: July 1st – August 30th, 2022
Payment: 0.06 USD per word and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Erotic Horror Inspired by Fairy Tales, Mythology & Folklore

SUBMISSIONS OPEN JULY 1ST for this major new anthology edited by Evelyn Freeling. This will be our first pro-paying anthology, to be funded by a Kickstarter campaign in June 2022. We anticipate around a 50/50 split between invited authors and those chosen via our submission call.

We’re looking for erotic horror stories inspired by fairy tales, mythologies, and folklore from around the world. Retellings about sexuality, desire, and fantasies that take dark turns. We love a good spin on the classics, but want to see fairy tales, mythologies, and folklore from outside the Western Euro catalog as well.

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Taking Submissions: Speculative Cats Anthology Volume I

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: Contributor’s Copy
Theme: Speculative Poetry About Cats

In 2021, 220 million owned and 480 million stray cats were estimated to be in the world. Cats were first domesticated in the ancient “Near East”  around 7500 BC, though it was long thought that cat domestication began in Africa, in ancient Egypt, where cats were venerated from around 3100 BC.

Speculative Cats is an anthology of speculative verse about the domesticated cat (Felis catus), edited by Akua Lezli Hope and LindaAnn LoSchiavo, to be published in 2023.

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Taking Submissions: The Second Black Beacon Book of Mystery

Deadline: October 31st, 2022
Payment: 20€ for original stories and 5€ for reprints and a contributors copy
Theme: Mystery Stories
Note: Reprints Welcome

Send us your best mystery. We want excellent writing, evocative settings, intriguing characters, and most importantly, a clever puzzle complete with clues, red herrings, foreshadowing, and twists. We strongly suggest you purchase a copy of The Black Beacon Book of Mystery to find out what kind of stories we’re likely to accept. 20 for original stories and 5€ for reprints regardless of length, plus one print copy. Preferred word count between 5,000 and 10,000 words. The preliminary deadline is the 31st of October, 2022.

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Taking Submissions: Vikings

Deadline: September 30th, 2022
Payment: Royalties on 4k+ stories
Theme: Vikings

We Were Warriors Series

Title: Vikings
Opens: 4 February 2022
Closes: 30 September 2022, 11:59 EST
Theme: Adventurers, explorers, expert navigators and sailors–their legacy is known the world over. But we want to hear YOUR version of their stories. Tell us about their travels, their plunders, their battles, and their loves. Make it personal. Make it real, not just the stereotypes we see in media. We want the good, the bad, and everything in between.
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