Taking Submissions: Orbital Hearts

Orbital Hearts

Deadline: December 15th, 2011
Payment: a portion of the profit on the digital sale of the Anthology, on a per story royalty basis.

The theme for our next anthology is Tragic/Unrequited/Conflicted Relationships. The deadline for stories is December 1st, 2011. You will hear back from us by December 15th, 2011, if we are interested in your work. From the Editor:

The next anthology is entitled “Orbital Hearts.” We’re looking for tragic romances, hopeless relationships, unrequited love and (of course) broken hearts. Don’t misread this! Although we want stories that revolve around dysfunctional romantic couplings, we are only interested in stories that also contain “elements of the fantastic.” This anthology is open to submissions from just about ANY genre you can imagine that fits the theme – and we hope to get many submissions that cross over genre boundaries. Try to avoid cliches that rely on weird pairings as their primary theme; we want tragedy, drama, and originality. Surprise us, entice us and woo us into a destructive angst-inspired spiral with your words!

NOTE: Sexual content that’s integral to the plot of your story is acceptable, but please do not submit erotica or anything that would be illegal in real life.

These stories should be up to 7,500 words. Payment is a portion of the profit on the digital sale of the Anthology, on a per story royalty basis. Send your story and cover letter (with a short bio and your contact info) in the body of the message to our anthology email.

Please put Submission: The Title-Your Last Name-The Genre in the email’s subject line.


The deadline for anthology submissions is December 1st, 2011, and we will get back to you by December 15th, 2011, at the latest, if we are interested in your story. All other submissions, we will get back to you within a month if your work is accepted. If you don’t hear from us within a month after you submit, consider it a pass.

Due to the volume of submissions, we can’t give feedback on work.

Please don’t resubmit a story we have previously rejected unless we ask you to.

[via: Escape Collective Publishing.]