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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



Guidelines: 

  • 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

Compensation:

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

Submissions CLOSED.  Author Notifications have been sent. Contracts and edits will go out around mid December.

Title: TBD Gothic Romance 

Type:
Anthology of short stories

Editors: Heather & S.D. Vassallo

Theme: We're looking for gothic romances that are equal parts horror and romance.
The short stories should be mysterious, atmospheric, and include a HEA (or happy for
now). This is an open call with no slots reserved for invitation pieces. Women and non-binary authors only (our definition of women includes transgender women and femme-identifying individuals - and always will. If you identify as woman by any definition, or identify as non-binary, this call is open to you).


Must Haves: 
- Horror and romance
- Happily ever after or at least happy for now
- Overwhelming sense of menace or dread
- Atmosphere (weather) and/or place prominently add to the story
- Traditionally spooky locations, such as old manor houses or decaying plantations
   aren't necessary, but the location should be spooky.
- Actual supernatural horror, implied supernatural horror, or psychological horror
- Haunted places/houses welcome
- Sizzle: anywhere from closed door to super sizzle welcome (but the sizzle must
   drive the plot forward)
- 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

Guidelines: 
- Women and non-binary authors only (our definition of women includes transgender women and femme-identifying individuals - and always will. If you identify as woman by any definition, or identify as non-binary, this call is open to you). 
- Short Stories 2,000 to 6,000 words
- First page should have your legal and author name, email address, word count,
   and title of story
- Font 12 pt Garamond
- Double Spaced
- No headers, footers, or special formatting
- DOC, DOCx, or RTF format
- Up to 2 short stories per author (submit separately)
Simultaneous submissions acceptable, please let us know if your piece is
   accepted elsewhere

Send Your Submissions To: Gothic Romance Submission

Compensation:
- $0.08 a word
- Digital and paperback copy of anthology




 
 


Submission now closed. Publication date January 2023.

Title: Dangerous Waters: Deadly Women of the Sea

Type: Anthology of short stories, poetry, and drabbles

Editor: Julia C. Lewis

Theme: We’re looking for horror or dark fantasy stories, poems, and drabbles about malevolent
mermaids, sinister sirens, scary selkies, spirits, and other deadly and dangerous women of the
sea. Stories including the ocean or sea are the focus of the anthology, but we will consider stories
involving rivers as well.

No explicit sexual content, no racism or anti-LGBTQIA+, animal cruelty, extreme horror, or violence just for violence’s sake. No reprints.

What: Submissions should be a Word doc or docx. On the first page of your piece, only put the title, word count, and trigger warnings. Do not use headers or footers.

Stories: 500-3,500 words

Poetry: up to 350 words

Drabbles: exactly 100 words

Titles are not included in word counts

Multiple submissions will be accepted (up to 3 pieces per author), but only one piece will be printed. Simultaneous submissions are fine, please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

This is an open submission call. No slots have been reserved for invitation pieces.

Please include an author bio (including any social media or website links you want displayed) as a separate document.

Where: Email all submissions to submissions@brigidsgatepress.com. In the subject line put DANGEROUS WATERS.

Compensation: Copy of the ebook and paperback of the anthology.
Stories: $0.08 a word
Poems: $50 a poem
Drabbles: $50 a drabble

Questions about the anthology? Send an email to admin@brigidsgatepress.com