Taking Submissions: Of Fire and Stars

Deadline: July 30th, 2021
Payment: Up to 3000 words $10.00, Up to 5000 words $15.00, Above 5001 words $20.00
Theme: Dark Fae and the fairy world, a LGBTQIA+ Dark Fantasy anthology

Submission Open: June 1, 2021

Submission Close: July 30, 2021 – End of day, last place on earth

Publishing timeline: 2022

Title and Cover to be determinded

LGBTQIA+ Dark Fantasy anthology

Theme: Dark Fae and the fairy world

Eerie River is, and forever will be, inclusive in every way. We are looking for LGBTQIA+ characters to be featured within the story itself.

Who can submit? This anthology is open to everyone.

Bring us your foolish humans, your dark flesh-eating fae. Entice us with your magic and let us feast on the carnage you create. We are looking for unique character-driven stories with a strong fantasy storyline. Happy endings not required. Rated R stories welcome.

Although some romance is welcome, please note we are not looking for a romance story. Dark fantasy tends to delve heavily into the grim, with dark themes throughout.

We are not looking for erotica, but will not shy away from a sex scene or two if it is necessary to the plot.

We are not looking for a retelling of a classic tale or fan fiction.

Word count: 2000 – 8000 Some wiggle room allowed above the limit.

Compensation: Flat rate per story (after approved edits)

    – Up to 3000 words $10.00

    – Up to 5000 words $15.00

    – Above 5001 words $20.00

We are also hoping to be able to offer a bonus payment should the sales reach a specific target profit after expenses. This detail will be outlined within the contract

Formatting guidelines: Please read carefully

We are reading these stories blind. Do not add your name, email or identifying information on the manuscript itself. (Yes, the Google Forms will add a name, but I remove those before the readers get access to your stories)

All fiction manuscripts should be in a standard manuscript format with 12 pt Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing, set auto-indent new paragraphs. Please make sure the title is on the first page, but no other identifying details in the manuscript itself.

Title your manuscript with the story title and doors ” (the actual story title) – FIRE ANTHO” – again no identifying names on the title of the document.

The form you fill out will have your name and bio, along with the title so we can identify your story once it has been read.

How to submit: Please submit using this FORM when the submission window is open.

Multiple Submission: Yes – We will be happy to read up to TWO stories per author.

However, we will publish a max of one stories per author, per book. Please send each story in a separate form.

Reprints: Yes we are accepting a small number of reprints.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes –  Please let us know when and if it has been accepted elsewhere.

Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica and all forms of rape

Via: Eerie River Publishing.

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Stuart Conover

Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!

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