Swashbuckling Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas
If you think cats and water don’t mix, think again.
I’m putting together an anthology full of feisty felines on the high seas! I want pirate cats, and Viking cats. Submariner cats and explorer cats. This book is going to be filled with adventure-loving cats, puns and fun. I want it to be a wild, rollicking ride complete with sword fights, sea monsters, treasure hunting, discovering new worlds and lots and lots of kittehs.
Be careful not to get too caught up in the fun and forget to include a strong plot and detailed characters for your story, though.
I’m a sucker for a great setting, three-dimensional characters and high stakes. And if your story elicits real emotion from me–laughter, tears, anger or anything in between–you will have increased your chances of success significantly.
Rights and compensation: Payment: $50 CAD flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology. In exchange we are seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.
Open submission period: June 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Length: Under 9,000 words
Publisher: Tyche Books
No simultaneous or multiple submissions.
Canadian spelling, please.
Edited to add an FAQ:
Q: What if I’m not good at Canadian spelling?
A: Do your best. I won’t be judging your story based on how well you nailed Canadian spelling and if it’s accepted myself or the copyeditor will catch and correct any words you missed. But try.
Q: Does Canadian spelling mean you are only open to submissions from Canadian authors?
A: Not at all. I am open to submissions from anyone, anywhere.