Submissions General Guidelines

CURRENT ATHOLOGIES LIST FOR CALLS FOR SUBMISSION:

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Always check specific themed anthology guidelines that you are submitting work to as some things vary anthology to anthology. Links to each themed anthology provided in above list.

GENRE:

 SPECULATIVE FICTION.

What is Speculative Fiction? Well, Wikipedia says… “It encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.”

WORDS: 3000-4000

RATINGPG-13 TO PG-17

Any sex, violence or foul language MUST be tastefully handled and necessary to the plot enhancing the story rather than distract. Excessive use will probably not fit with anthologies overall tone. NO Erotica.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:

Word Doc or PDF (No Google Docs please, but we’re willing to work with you if you need to submit in a different format, just contact us!)

WHAT RIGHTS ARE WE ASKING FOR? 

We’re asking for the right to print the stories in the anthology, but the writers will retain everything else.

PAYMENT:

May vary for each anthology. See current anthology call for submission

SUBMIT TO

May vary for each anthology. See current anthology call for submission

EDITORS: 

Vanessa Wells and Juneta Key.

WHO WE ARE:

Juneta Key: You know her as the woman who puts together the Storytime Blog Hop posts. The social media skills are strong with this one.

Vanessa Wells: Self-professed short story junkie and editor of two previous anthologies Spirit and Trick or Treat.

DETAILS:

  • Must be your original work. You own all copyrights.
  • We encourage creativity and imagination.
  • Read what we are looking for in the specific anthology call for submission, if still unsure, email us.)
  • We prefer first-run rights, but we will consider reprints if the story is really good and fits the anthology theme.
  • No dual submissions. If you have submitted your piece to someone else do not submit to us.
  • You can submit more than one story to us for consideration in our anthology. (Limit 3 submissions)
  • If you have an idea you think fits the theme but is not outlined or a question about it email us.
  • Always check the submission guidelines for the SPECIFIC themed anthology you are interested in submitting your work for consideration. Each anthology guideline may have different or extra requirements then we have posted in this general submission article. You will find those on the main page and the specific anthology theme page under menu heading Our Anthologies.