Taking Submissions: Valravn Anthology 2022 Spring Window

Deadline: March 31st, 2022
Payment: $0.10 USD per word
Theme: Fantasy
Horror, Espionage/Thriller, Science Fiction


  • We love fiction from diverse, under-represented perspectives and cultures, well-researched and written by fresh and exciting voices.
  • Speculative fiction in the following genres 
    • Fantasy
    • Horror
    • Espionage/Thriller
    • Science Fiction
  • Up to 80,000 words, minimum of 15,000 words (novellas)
  • Submitted to our submission email (submissions AT ravencanticlepress DOT com)
  • Only one submission per quarter, no simultaneous submissions, no submissions of previously rejected material without prior approval. Please wait until the next quarter (January 1st, April 1st,  July 1st, October 1st) before submitting anything again.
  • Please only send RTF, DOC or DOCX files, and must adhere best practices in manuscript formats: https://www.shunn.net/format/classic/
  • We’re open to previously published fiction in short story collections or other formats. Please provide a detailed list of previous publication (if necessary).



  • An advance based on the size of the work, as well as other factors.
  • Ongoing royalties (author friendly) for single author works: 
    • 15% net on retail sales, with increases based on copies sold up to 25%.
      • In this case, net means the cost of printing is counted against the profits, but nothing else is (such as editing, layout, etc. which is all carried by Raven Canticle Press.)
    • 50% net price of all ebook and electronic formats. Generally net price is less any payment processing fees or platform fees. Whatever we get here, you get half of.
  • Anthologies or products with multiple authors have different terms (generally a lesser commitment in terms of publishing rights and a one-time fee).