Tagged: Anthology

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.


Taking Submissions: In Celebration of Splatterpunk

Deadline: July 31st, 2022
Payment: $5
Theme: Splatterpunk

Another venture into new genre territory for HBB! We know just how much our readers just love their horror stories gushing with blood and spattered with buckets of gore, severed limbs, and disembodied viscera, so here’s your opportunity to scare them rigid and knot their stomachs with your most horrifying tales of death and destruction.


Taking Submissions: Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction

Deadline: June 30th, 2022
Payment: A flat payment of $25-$75
Theme: The theme of coming of age as a queer pagan

Rites of Passage: An Anthology of Queer Pagan Fiction

Coming of age as a queer person can be a difficult but exciting time. Queer people know that they’re different growing up but it’s during this coming of age that they finally connect the dots and understand what is so different about themselves. Previous generations identified heavily with labels such as gay, bi or lesbian and with various queer subcultures. The current generation has largely eschewed these labels and allowed their identities to be more fluid in terms of both sexuality and gender.

Along similar lines, the current generation of Pagan have had ample resources available such as books and the internet. They haven’t taken the traditional road of finding a teacher or initiating into a tradition.

This sets up a tension between the generations as the older generations attempt to gatekeep based on initiations, traditions and labels while the younger generations live more fluidly.


Taking Submissions: Blood, Sweat, and Steel

Deadline: September 1st, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Military Science Fiction
Note: Reprints Welcome

An anthology of Future Combat and Mechanized Warfare

Call for entries

Three Ravens Publishing is accepting entries for a military science fiction-themed anthology to be published in 2022. Focus will be stories in the genre that featured future combat centered around mechanized warfare, ie, tanks, APC’s, cavalry, mounted infantry etc.


Taking Submissions: Broadswords and Blasters Presents: Futures That Never Were (Early Listing)


Submission Window: July 1st to July 15th, 2022
Payment: $40
Theme: Sword and Planet fiction.

While the magazine is still in limbo, Broadswords and Blasters is making a return… in the form of an anthology! They’re going with a very underutilized area of science fiction these days and one that might be fun to write for. If you love pulpy sci-fi mixed with a dash of fantasy, this might be just the anthology that you’ll want to be submitting to (or picking up when it goes on sale!)


Taking Submissions: The World of Xonthian

Deadline: October 31st, 2022.
Payment: 1 cent per word
Theme: A shared-world Sword and Sorcery anthology based on Xonthian, a universe created by Daniel Dickinson.

Fedowar Press is opening submissions for a shared-world Sword and Sorcery anthology based on Xonthian, a universe created by Daniel Dickinson. This is a world of magic and warriors with all the races you love:

The world of Xonthian is thick with diversity and rich in history. From Xonthian City, where humans live their lives in a large city while the outskirts have some of the land’s richest crops and farms. Or the island of Juan’kij, where the elves have secluded themselves in the forests of Timilik. The Dwarves living peacefully under the Shadow Mountains, and the Atticatten, who have hidden away on the easternmost peninsula of Xecutran. Where Orcs, Ogres and darker races who live in long-forgotten jungles and swamps, or in the shadows of lost civilizations. To the undiscovered lands of the east, where magic, sword, and gunslingers travel desert vistas.

This anthology is expected to release in mid-2023. Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2022.



Taking Submissions: Embers of Corsari

Deadline: August 1st, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: High fantasy set in a new world (bible available).

“Embers of Corsari”. An anthology set in A new world that will be available for other authors to dabble in. Yes, there’s a world bible you’ll have to look over and abide by. Genre is high fantasy.

Submission call: Enter a world of heroes, villains, monsters, and gods. Where magic is as common as the air you breathe. I’m looking for stories about the beginnings of heroes or villains. Or even their ends. The start of wars… or perhaps the end where little is left but devastation and the embers of hope. Fiery-tempered warriors or Red-headed temptresses. Or perhaps even Pyromaniacs. Everything begins with a burning ember: may it be hope or hate, love or revenge.


Taking Submissions: It Came From the Trailer Park: Volume 2

(Cover for Volume 1)

Deadline: July 1st, 2022
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Horror Comedy / Creature Feature

After the success of the first Trailer Park anthology, we’ve decided to bring it back next year for another go.

Stories should be original creature feature, horror-comedy with the same feel as The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Shaun of the Dead, or Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. And of course, our heroes winning the day in all of their redneck glory.