Taking Submissions: Never Whistle At Night

Deadline: November 1st, 2021
Payment: 1,000 USD + 2 trade paperback copies
Theme: Dark Fiction
Note: Author must self-identify as an Indigenous person and must not have more than two published books

Are you ready to be un-settled?

Never Whistle At Night, edited by Shane Hawk and Ted Van Alst, is an anthology exclusive to Indigenous creatives and will be published by Penguin Random House in 2023. The anthology will comprise of twenty-one dark fiction short stories and a foreword by Stephen Graham Jones. Approximately seven stories are reserved for lesser-known and up-and-coming authors who will be selected through this open call. Our mission is to spread both new and established Indigenous authors and their work to as many readers as possible.

The time is ripe to publish an Indigenous dark fiction anthology. Authors of historically excluded communities often float toward dark fiction to tell their stories because of its ability to effectively address social issues. Now it’s our turn. (more…)