Last updated: 5/10/21
Untethered will be filled with fun stories about horses, magic, and magic horses—unicorns, winged horses, horses, donkeys, zebras… basically anything in the Equus genus will do. And, as the name suggests, I want the stories to be a little untamed, a little wild. I’m looking for whacky, whimsical, funny or feisty stories to bring a little levity to some tricky times. That is not meant to imply you shouldn’t explore real conflicts and issues, but all stories should have happy endings.
Open for Submissions: June 2021
Expected Publication: Spring 2022
Story Length: up to 7,500 words
Payment: $25 USD + electronic contributor copy
Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.
Previously published stories will be a tough sell but I’m willing to consider them. Please include the details of when and where they were originally published in your cover letter.
Pirating Pups: Pawesome Subtitle TBD
How do you follow up an anthology of swashbuckling cats? With pirating dogs, of course!
As with the first anthology in this series I am looking for adventure-loving dogs, puns, water and fun. I’m looking for sailors, submariners, explorers, Vikings and more. Fun stories filled with excitement, drama, treasure-seeking, sword fights, discovering new worlds and dogs, dogs, dogs!
All. The. Dogs.
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 or anything in between—you will have increased your chances of acceptance significantly.
We don’t deserve dogs. But we do deserve an anthology of pirating pups!
Rights and compensation: $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: October 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021
Length: Under 7,500 words
No simultaneous or multiple submissions.
Canadian spelling, please. (Just do your best, we don’t judge)
Women and the Sea
Deep, mysterious, beautiful, dangerous… women and the sea have a lot in common and have been tied together in myth and story from the beginning of time. Stories of women being drawn to the sea or being left on the shore, waiting for their men’s return, have been passed down through the ages. This anthology of stories about women and the sea will be filled with beautiful, atmospheric stories. I’m not looking for fantastical creatures but rather setting, mood.
The tranquility of sunlight dancing upon placid waters and the deep moon energy of rising tides and waves slamming against rocks. I want lonely lighthouses on rocky outcroppings, wind-whipped hair and melancholia, and transformation and exaltation. Salt and sorrow.
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.
Publisher: Tyche Books
Submission window: TBD in 2022
Release window: TBD in 2023
Stories up to 7,500 words long
No Simultaneous Submissions
Canadian spelling, please