Taking Submissions: Untitled Anthology About Seers and Sibyls

Submission Window: January 1st, 2023 – January 31st, 2023
Theme: Stories about the mouthpieces of gods and goddesses.
Payment: $0.08 a word for fiction, $50 for poetry, and a contributors copy

Submissions Open: January 1, 2023 – January 31, 2023
Title: TBD Seers and Sibyls

Type: Anthology of short stories, flash fiction, and poetry

Editor: MJ Pankey

Theme: We’re looking for stories about the mouthpieces of gods and goddesses. Who interprets their omens, tells their prophecies, sees their visions, and performs their miracles? And to what end?

Must Haves: 

  • Spiritual element (prophecy, omen, vision, conversation with a higher power)
  • Spiritual medium (Seer, Sibyl, Oracle, Shaman, Priestess, Prophet)
  • Time period: anytime in the past or present
  • Location: anywhere on Earth
Won’t Accept:
  • Racism
  • Anti-LGBTQIA+
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Extreme Horror (excessive gore, explicit sex just for gore/sex sake)
  • Reprints
  • Manuscripts that don’t follow the guidelines
  • Religion bashing


  • Story must include a spiritual element (prophecy, omen, vision, conversation with a higher power, etc) and a medium (Seer, Sibyl, Oracle, Shaman, Priestess, Prophet, etc) in some way
  • Retellings and reimaginings of classic stories are welcome, so long as they offer a new twist.
  • Spiritual elements from any culture or civilization will be considered, so long as the thematic Must Haves are included, and it is does not bash the culture.
  • Can be any genre or combination of fiction
  • New and experienced authors are welcome
  • Flash fiction up to 1,000 words
  • Short Stories between 1,500 to 5,000 words
  • Poetry up to 500 words
  • In Cover Letter include:
  • Brief bio and if you are a new or previously published author
  • Trigger warnings, if applicable
  • Story title
  • Inspiration for story (myth, legend, culture, hero, etc)
  • Manuscript:
  • First page should have your legal and author name, email address, word count, and title of story
  • Double Spaced
  • DOC, DOCx, or RTF format
  • Up to 2 flash fiction or short stories per author (submit separately)
  • Up to 2 poems per author (submit separately)
  • Simultaneous submissions acceptable, but please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere

Send Your Submissions To:  Moksha link to be provided 12/31


  • $0.08 a word for flash fiction and short stories
  • $50 for poetry
  • Digital and paperback copy of anthology

Via: Brigids Gate Press.

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