Taking Submissions: Behind the Shadows II

Deadline: March 31st, 2024
Payment: $20 or Royalties
Theme: Any form of horror

Behind the Shadows II– This is horror. Humor and mystery beats are welcome.
Express yourself as the theme moves you.
There is no restriction as to how you incorporate the theme into your story as long as the genre falls within Speculative Fiction, including Sci-Fi or Fantasy. We encourage you to weave the theme into an engaging story with well-developed characters and deep emotion.

Stories that contain infanticide, rape, or gratuitous gore will not be accepted.

Submission Period: January 1, 2024 to March 31, 2024

Submissions: No AI, 1 per author; no simultaneous submissions, no reprints;

Submission Cost: Free

Word Limit: 2,000 to 7,000 words

Submission Guidelines: Anonymous submission with no author name in document; 12 pt Times or Arial; .Doc or .Docx; double-space; first line indent; no tabs used.

Genres: Horror

Anticipated Pay: Option: Royalty share of D2D sales, or $20.00

If D2D royalty share selected, then each story will receive a share, as will the editor and publisher, from the sales on the D2D platform. This does not include: Kickstarter funds unless detailed in the Stretch goals; wholesale to authors; or non-D2D retail outlets. Links will be available to direct your customers to D2D outlets.

Timeline Projections:
Submissions close: 3/31/24
Review: April 2024
Acceptance / Rejection: April/May 2024
Edits: June 2024
Production: June 2024
Kickstarter: July 2024
Published: August/September 2024

Upon acceptance, the author is expected to work with the editor on at least one round of revisions in MSWord. Our publication goal will be the summer of 2024; however, the extensive time needed to review and edit submissions may vary depending upon the submitted works and author’s response times. Inkd Publishing LLC will hold first publication rights for four months after publication and the continuing non-exclusive right to reproduce the work in Behind the Shadows II.

Authors must provide assurance that their story submission is an original, previously unpublished work, was not generated by AI, is not currently under consideration elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted for publication elsewhere prior to receiving notification that it has not been accepted for inclusion in Behind the Shadows II.

For authors who have selected the D2D royalty sharing, they can expect ongoing financial compensation from Draft 2 Digital for stories published in the anthology. An account with Draft 2 Digital will be required to provide royalty share payments. US authors will also receive one complimentary paperback copy of the printed anthology, other shipping destinations will depend on shipping costs and are at the sole discretion of Inkd Pub.

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Via: Inkd Publishing.

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