Five Anthologies Seeking Submissions

Written by S. Kalekar | March 1, 2017

These are anthology calls for a variety of genres and themes, including romance of all shades, river-themed stories, and articles about the process of writing for animals. Most of these pay writers. The deadlines are in March.

Carina Press’s 2017 holiday anthology

This is Harlequin’s digital-first imprint. Writers should utilize a fall or winter holiday (holidays from October to January) as key to the story. All novellas will be published as stand-alones and also part of a holiday anthology. They are looking at contemporary, LGBTQ, romantic suspense, historical, paranormal and urban fantasy, and science fiction and fantasy romance. The stories will be published both as collections, and as individual novellas.

Word limit: 25,000-40,000
Deadline: 5 March 2017
Pay: Royalties
Details here.

 

Zimbell House’s River Tales
They want well-crafted stories featuring rivers or bridges. These could be heartfelt love stories, the search for a solitary life, murder mysteries, a fishing tale, or even those of trolls that live under the bridge.

Word limit: up to 15,500
Deadline: 15 March 2017
Pay: One soft cover copy of the anthology.
Details here.

 

Ashland Creek Press’s Writing for animals anthology

They are looking for nonfiction articles from authors and educators about the process of writing about animals in literature, from the crafting point of view to voice. They are looking to publish a mix of instructional and inspirational articles that help readers not only improve their work but be inspired to keep at it. Articles may be previously published.

Word limit: Up to 10,000
Deadline:
15 March 2017
Pay:
$100
Details here.

 

Baobab Press’s This Side of the Divide: Western anthology

They are looking at fiction submissions exploring the United States West: work that addresses the newness, vastness, sense of territoriality and transience of the West, spanning from untouched wilderness to hyper-urban settings.

Word limit: 3,000-5,000
Deadline:
31 March 2017
Pay:
$100
Details here.

 

Less Than Three Press’s A Fool for You

These LGBTQIA stories must revolve around tricksters – clowns, pickpockets, magicians, witches, demons, gods; about all the mischief they can manage, and what happens when they meet their match.

Word limit: 10,000-20,000
Deadline:
31 March 2017
Pay:
$200
Details here.