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Open call
for
Submissions


Grumpy Old Fairy Tales
Deadline:
December 31st, 2021

Submission Guidelines Here

**Note Cover Change & Update for Fairytales

Submission Guidelines Above in a current call for submissions. You can also check the menu for the general guidelines and current call guidelines.

Coming
2022!
Grumpy
Old Trickster Gods!

Grumpy Old Gods
Volume 1-4 Available Amazon!

Volume 5 Trickster Gods coming 2022!

What happens when gods wane, retire, or just decide they need a change of employment?


13 writers in each anthology took up the challenge and let their imaginations run wild in these anthologies that are nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement.  Different tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning, or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between. 

The anthologies are nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement. Tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between.

Read What Readers Have to Say
About Grumpy Old Gods Volume 1 & 2
Volume 2 Reviews

Volume 1 Reviews

FUTURE ANTHOLOGY PROJECTS:

We have plans for future anthologies. More Grumpy theme anthologies TBA, plus others Mermaids, Steampunk & Clockwork, Paranormal Adventure, Dragons, More Fantasy, Sci-Fi Space Opera themes, even Horror.

Check back often to learn about upcoming calls for submission and deadlines.  You can find future calls for submissions on this page and here.

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Grumpy Old Fairytales Call For Submissions

**Cover Change & Update for Fairytales Submission CallGrumpy Old Fairy TalesVolume 1: We’re branching out of mythology and heading into the realm of Fairy!  There have been a lot of retellings of classic Fairytales, but we noticed that there were very few GRUMPY retellings.   We’re looking for fun new twists on classic Grimm fairytales and …

Book Marketing Fundamentals Hank Quense

Don’t try to market your book without finding a mentor!So, what if you had an experienced author to guide your marketing plans? Author Hank Quense has self-published and marketed over 30 books. He’s written and marketed both fiction and non-fiction. He also lectures and holds webinars on self-publishing and on book marketing. Imagine developing a …

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STORMDANCE PUBLICATIONS MISSION STATEMENT:

We are two Indy authors in partnership to find and create quality, fun stories put together in themed anthologies while providing opportunity, guidance, and encouragement to our existing and new writers. 

We seek to find new talent, and guide them, while building a network of independent, but loosely aligned writers, artists, and publishers as a talent pool in order to promote one another’ work/projects. 

Dedicated to finding great speculative fiction & creating themed anthologies. We love the anti-hero, the mythological, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal and more.

About Vanessa Wells:  Co-Owner/Editor/Project Manager/Marketing

Vanessa Wells lives with her family deep in an enchanted forest (in Texas). Her hobbies include writing, drinking tea and coffee, reading, writing some more, and cooking. She battles daily infestations of plot bunnies…and dust bunnies, but that’s another matter entirely.

Vanessa Wells lives with her family deep in an enchanted forest (in Texas). Her hobbies include writing, drinking tea and coffee, reading, writing some more, and cooking. She battles daily infestations of plot bunnies…and dust bunnies, but that’s another matter entirely.

Vanessa is the author of the Seventeen Stones Trilogy, the Topeka Texas Chronicles, and the AREA 52 science fiction short story series. (Delta is coming September 6th!)

She is a contributor to the anthologies Adventure of Creation and Ye Olde Magick Shoppe, and editor for both Trick or Treat and Spirit, and co-editor for Grumpy Old Gods volumes 1& 2. 

She is currently editing a new anthology called Grumpy Old Gods Volume 3 (coming in Fall 2019!) with Juneta Key and working on the next story in the AREA 52 series, Epsilon.

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About Juneta Key: Co-Owner/Editor/Marketing, Social Media & Website Manager

Juneta is Texan born and raised. She is now living in Central Florida–hanging out with pirates and playing with the dolphins. She has always wanted to live some place tropical.

Juneta writes SPECULATIVE FICTION. She loves writing about Grumpy Old Gods, Space Opera, Fantasy, Paranormal & Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure, mysteries, and romance with all the complexity of human nature mixed in, whether human or non-human, mage, mystic or pilot. Stories that involve the mythology born of living and the shadows that make us all heroes, anti-heroes, villains, and poets.

Juneta is one of six team members of Ninja Writers LLC. One of the best writing communities, and places to learn about writing and income streams on the internet. The Ninja Writers Club/Guild/Academy.

Juneta offers book coaching services focused on structure-developmental, (series), the 5 Plot-Points, Short Story, and various Tech needs, including Scrivener, Canva, Atticus, and the many aspects of the authors’ journey and needs.

The many Short Story Projects and communities Juneta is involved with:

Find out more here website and other social media links, including Amazon page.

“The Force is strong with this one.”~Star Wars

About Vanessa Finaughty: Editor & Team Member

Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and still lives there with her husband of twenty years, her two human children and her three furry, four-legged children.

Her passion for the written word started her career as an author, editor and copywriter, and she ran a fiction writers’ critique group for close on seven years. In recent years, Vanessa’s focus is on editing (non-fiction and fiction; any genre) and writing fiction (mostly fantasy).

Her interests include reading, ancient history, conspiracy theories, photography, graphic design, the supernatural, life’s mysteries, the human mind and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience in Ki Aikido.

Vanessa has written or edited for magazines, national newspapers in South Africa, Oxford University Press Southern Africa and the International Trade Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, among others. She is a published author of fiction and non-fiction, with a main focus on fantasy in recent years. Vanessa is also an official short story judge for On the Premises, an online fiction magazine that hosts short story contests throughout the year, and proud editor of the Grumpy Old Gods short story anthology.

Vanessa works with authors and publishing companies anywhere in the world, and edits in South African, UK or American English. For a free editing quotation, please feel free to email her at: shadowfire 13 @ gmail.com (please remove all spaces in the email address; they are added to thwart pesky bots). Please include your total word count and a sample of the book you want edited.

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Featured Books & Announcements

What we’re reading!

From the Insecure Writer’s Support Group—another anthology.

Voyagers: The Third Ghost

Journey into the past…
 

Will the third ghost be found before fires take more lives? Can everyone be warned before Pompeii is buried again? What happens if a blizzard traps a family in East Germany? Will the Firebird help Soviet sisters outwit evil during WWII? And sneaking off to see the first aeroplane – what could go wrong?
 
Ten authors explore the past, sending their young protagonists on harrowing adventures. Featuring the talents of Yvonne Ventresca, Katharina Gerlach, Roland Clarke, Sherry Ellis, Rebecca M. Douglass, Bish Denham, Charles Kowalski, Louise MacBeath Barbour, Beth Anderson Schuck, and L.T. Ward.
 
Hand-picked by a panel of agents, authors, and editors, these ten tales will take readers on a voyage of wonder into history. Get ready for an exciting ride!
 
Founded by author Alex J. Cavanaugh, the Insecure Writer’s Support Group offers support for writers and authors alike. It provides an online database; articles; monthly blog posting; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram groups; #IWSGPit, and a newsletter.

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Stormdance Publications
Look for the Next
Call for Submissions
Early 2021.
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Next Release Coming Soon Grumpy Old Gods Volume 4.

Coming Soon: V5, V6, V7 in 2020!🧮📖

What happens when gods wane, retire, or just decide they need a change of employment?
13 writers in each anthology took up the challenge and let their imaginations run wild in these anthologies that are nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement.  Different tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning, or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between.

What others have to say about Grumpy Old Gods!

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