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Title: Scissor Sisters: Sapphic Villains Anthology


Type: Anthology of short stories and flash fiction


Editors: Rae Knowles & April Yates

Theme: We're reclaiming the predatory lesbian trope, think Mrs Danvers in Rebecca or Roxy in Basic Instinct, so we’re looking for stories of sapphic villains. Because we’re looking to reclaim this trope and not reinforce it, we don’t just want sapphic villains. Sapphic characters can also be heroes and anti-heroes. We’d like to see a diversity of queer identities in a multitude of roles. We’d especially love to see stories of feminine rage, erotic horror, genderbent retellings and reclamations of power by queer femmes. We recommend reading this blog post:

Must Haves: 
  • Diverse LGBTQ+ representation
  • Time period: anytime in the past or present 
  • Location: anywhere on Earth

Won't Accept:

  • Racism
  • Anti-LGBTQIA+
  • Rape revenge stories
  • Reprints
  • Manuscripts that don't follow the guidelines
  • Not interested in sci-fi, dystopian, or futuristic settings 


  • We’re interested in representing authors around the globe. Authors outside the US are strongly encouraged to submit as are writers whose first language isn't English 
  • Subgenres:
    • Erotic horror
    • Gothic horror
    • Quiet horror
    • Body horror 
  • New and experienced authors are welcome
  • Short Stories between 1,500 to 4,000 words
  • Please note that #ownvoices is important to the editors, but this call is open to everyone.  
  • In Cover Letter include:
                 - Brief bio, word count, and if you are a new or previously published author
             -Story title
  • Manuscript:
                 - First page should have your penname, content warnings, email address, word count, and title of story

                 - Double Spaced

                 - DOC, DOCx, or RTF format

  • Simultaneous submissions acceptable, but please let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere
  • Only one submission per author

Send Your Submissions To: Moksha


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