Taking Submissions: For Those Who Deserve to Exist

Deadline: December 30th, 2021
Payment: $30 and a contributor’s copy
Theme: Reclamation by marginalized individuals. Rising up, overcoming, and righting (and rewriting) transgressions
Who Can Submit: Those who identify as a marginalized individual or a person from a marginalized community.

This new open call is one that is very special to us here at Inked. The past 10 months have felt like 30 years, and it seems in many ways we are going backwards instead of making progress. So this time, we’re going to grab a spot on the stage, demand the world make room. Our next anthology, aptly titled For Those Who Deserve to Exist, will be about marginalized folk, by marginalized folk.

We will be looking for passionate, visceral stories about rising up, overcoming, and righting (and rewriting) transgressions. The general theme is that of reclaiming narratives through the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. In true Inked fashion: no sugar-coating, no watered down characters or situations. No punches pulled.