Open Calls for Submissions

Updated: August 17, 2017

Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns open submission period: June 1, 2017 — August 31, 2017

 Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns

Tyche Books and Rhonda Parrish are proud to announce a brand new elemental anthology series, and to kick things off they are opening to submissions for the first anthology in the series—Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns.

The ability for people to control (to some extent at least) fire has long been held as one of the major events that contributed to human evolution, but when fire eludes or escapes our control it is also one of the most destructive forces on earth. Associated with passion, power, transformation and purification, fire is a ferocious element with an unquenchable appetite.

We want to explore the many facets of this beautifully furious element and the creatures associated with it so Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns will be filled with stories about every kind of fiery creature you can imagine, not only those listed in the subtitle. We’re looking for phoenixes, ifrits, salamanders, lava monsters and fiery beasts no one has ever heard of before. And of course this anthology will not be complete without at least one demon, dragon, and djinn!

Rights and compensation: Payment: Flat fee of $50.00 CAD 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, 2017 – August 31, 2017 (was originally August 15th but we extended the deadline)

Length: Under 7,500 words

No simultaneous or multiple submissions.

Submission method: Submit via Submittable here –> Fire Submission page.

Expected Publication Date: Summer 2018

31 thoughts on “Open Calls for Submissions

  1. Oh, hmmm…I’ve got a story idea I’ve been putting on the back burner for a while. Maybe it’s time to bring it to the forefront.

  2. Hello! I sent in a submission for Sirens at the end of last week, and I’m just wondering if I’m supposed to get an email confirmation that it’s been received. Also, will all submissions get a response?

    • Hi 🙂

      I am not sending out email confirmations that submissions have been received but all submissions will get a response, yes. I also try to update social media (and this blog) with updates about how I’m progressing through the submissions so keep an eye there if you’re worried. Also, you’re always welcome to query me if you think your story has slipped through a crack somewhere but for the record I see yours in my inbox 🙂

  3. My husband and I are both spec fic writers and huge horse people! We saw that there’s no multiple submissions, but would it be possible to submit one collaboration and then each submit a solo work?

    • Yes, I’d be okay with that since it falls *just* outside of being a multiple submission LOL

  4. What a wonderful anthology to produce. I bet many copies will be sold because so many love the topics on either the horse, the Pegasus, or the unicorn. When I saw the call for Equus submissions, I thought wow, finally. However, then I read up to only 7,500 words and the wind in my sails fell away. Because I’ve written a fantasy novella about a dream keeper whose best friend is a blue Pegasus (dream keeper for animals), I wonder if you know of a place to submit such a story? Do you think World Weaver might be a good fit? They begin accepting again in February, right?

    Thank you for any and all insight.

    Warm Regards,

    Christina

    • As far as I know right now WWP will be re-opening to submissions in 2017, yes, but it’s difficult to say how a good a fit they will be for your story based on what you’ve told me. My advice would be ‘Submit it and see’ 🙂

  5. Thank you for getting back to me on my last comment. This is nice being able to ask questions and then receive a reply.
    About the upcoming Equus anthology, will other work be accepted besides fiction? I have an essay about how the horse is actually my mythology. The essay goes into how the horse is my mythology, describes our relationship, and then how the horse has influenced my life.

    • You’re very welcome 🙂
      For this project I will only be accepting fiction but I hope you find a home for your essay elsewhere 🙂

    • Yes, absolutely 🙂

      Though we’re paying in Canadian dollars for this one that is because the publisher is Canadian. I’m still open to submissions from all over the world.

  6. Ms Parrish

    How strong must the “fire element” be in a story involving a dragon?

    Ta-merci for your time.

    Gregg Chamberlain

    • This is kind of impossible to answer without having read the story. The best suggestion I can give you is to send it and find out. Sending earlier is better for these kinds of situations, as well. That way if I say, “I like this but there’s not quite enough fire. Please revise to add more fire and resubmit” you’ll have time to do that.

      • ta-merci for the information… one last question… for the Fire anthology… what is minimum word count you will consider for a story?

        • Hi Gregg,
          There is no minimum word count for this anthology but I am looking for complete stories not vignettes. If that helps 🙂

    • Unless there is a minimum word count specifically mentioned in the call for submissions, yes I am 🙂

      So the answer for FIRE is yes.

  7. Hi Rhonda!

    I had been hoping to write a story for the Fire Anthology. Unfortunately, due to life, I’m fairly certain that isn’t happening (this is based on the extended deadline seen in the Submittable page–if not, boy I feel kind of stupid). In order to have ample time to prepare for the next one, is it okay to ask you what the next theme and submission date will be?

    Thank you!

    • I can’t give too much away until we’re ready for an official announcement (which isn’t yet) but if you read this interview with Sarena Ulibarri –> http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/small-press-big-stories-world-weaver-press and then take a look at my Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/RhondaParrish) from August 14th that should give you a pretty good idea. Beyond that I’d just say make sure you’re subscribed to my mailing list because I try to officially announce things there first 🙂

      • Thank you! I’ll check out those links!

        Also, just wondering, had the submission period for this anthology already passed, or do we have until the end of the month to get them in? I’m a little confused because the Submittable site says Aug. 31st, but this page says otherwise.

        Again, thank you 🙂

        • Good catch!

          We extended the deadline to the end of the month but apparently I didn’t update this page with that information. I will do that now. Thank you for the head’s up.

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