Last updated: 9/20/21
Pirating Pups: Salty Sea-dogs and Barking Buccaneers
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, I won’t judge).
Submissions received before October 1st will not be considered.
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. (Just do your best, I won’t judge)