Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some Calls for Submissions

Here are a few calls for submissions that you may be interested in:

Pirates and Swashbucklers of all shapes and sizes. These stories can range from traditional pirates, musketeer-style adventurers, to science fiction or horror tinged stories of each. The only requirement is that pirates or swashbucklers play a key feature in the story.
Suggested word count is from 5,000 to 20,000, though stories longer or shorter will be considered.
Pulp Empire will consider reprinted work, but any reprint material must be clearly marked as such ahead of time.

Pulp Empire considers all stories from all writers, regardless of experience or resume. We ask that you submit all stories as an RTF attachment to submissions(at)
Please mark all submissions to this anthology with the word “Pirates” in the subject header.
Please also include a short biography including publishing history and a picture if available.
The deadline for submissions to this anthology is April 15, 2011.
 Pill Hill Press has many anthologies open. I love Pill Hill Press and have sold several short stories in some of their anthologies. You can check out their entire list of open anthologies here.

We are currently reading submissions for Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of Gothic fiction. The anthology will be available in print and as an e-book in 2011. Open to submissions January-February 2011.
We are seeking tales and poetry of Gothic horror. While we will consider different time periods, we are not fixed on only exploring an English Victorian country manor. We want a variety of settings. Can you do Gothic Brazil? Gothic Malaysia? How does Gothic take shape in the modern, blue-glass towers of Vancouver? Show us how the terror-stricken governess can morph into the computer programmer that discovers a deadly secret in Hong Kong. Or transport us to 18th century Moscow, where that candle burns bright – and deadly. We want Gothic tales reimagined for a modern audience.
Take the classic Gothic and shake it up a bit. Surprise us. But most of all, scare us.
Interested in any? I would love to write for the gothic one. And the pirate. I love writing short stories!


Angela Felsted said...

Thanks for the heads up.

Colene Murphy said...

You should so write something! Thanks for the heads-up!

Cherie Reich said...

Ack! I don't need more anthologies to write for. *laughs* Actually, I have one short story I'm working on for Candles in the Attic Window and one I'm working for Pill Hill Press's Told You So anthology. I haven't heard about that pirate one yet. *wonders if I can edit "Bella's Battle" by then* Hmm....

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

Both sound really good; though I must admit the pirate one has room for more fun to be had. Though something Gothic in Industrial Revolution Wales would be pretty cool... Hmm, darn it, you've got me tempted :P

Sophia Richardson said...

Huh, that pirate anthology is making me consider trying to do something with my pirate characters who don't have a novel idea attached to them yet. Hmm... Thanks for the brain fodder!
- Sophia.

Nahno McLein said...

Super. Thanks for letting us know.
I might think about the pirate one. Always a good story waiting there.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Talli Roland said...

Thank you for the heads-up! :) Hope you're having a good week so far.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I don't write for anthologies but I love reading them.

Melissa Gill said...

Thanks for the info. A pirate story would be a blast.

WindyA said...

Thanks for compiling and sharing all these resources and links!

Lydia Sharp said...

Great links. :)

I am also in a few Pill Hill Press anthologies and have nothing but good things to say about the editors and the books they produce.