DSP Anthology Calls

Welcome to our list of anthologies! Beneath the submission guidelines are the anthologies with open calls.

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All Dark Places 2 (ADP2) (Rated R)

  • Deadline – July 31st, 2020
  • Publication – October 2020
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.

 

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Fairytale Dragons (Not Rated)

  • Deadline – July 31st, 2020
  • Publication – November 2020
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – A new twist on fairytales with a fresh element: dragons. Each fairytale has been reimagined with these beasts based on the author’s preference. Wise dragons, evil dragons, elemental dragons, oh my! These classic characters will never see this coming.
  • Note: Any kind of dragon is welcome, but they must be present. Fairytales can be from any country and dark or cheerful.

75485168_2543821912400829_3325082110544314368_oMistletoes and Mayhem (Rated R) – Special Anthology

  • Deadline – August 31st, 2020
  • Publication – December 2020
  • Word Count500-70,000
  • Theme – Christmas is a magical time of year, but for these characters, this special holiday is turned upside down by chaotic circumstances. Whether it’s troublesome family or magical mayhem, these stories should be Christmas-themed wrapped with mischief.
  • NOTE: Submissions should be professionally edited before submitting. This anthology will only be available for ebook. Seven participating authors with the highest word count will have their names featured on the cover. All proceeds go to a charity voted on by those participating in this project. One email submission per author. Compile all of your submissions into a single email.

1 last loveLast Love (Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2020
  • Publication – February 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – It is rare for soul mates to be discovered early on in life. These characters have begun creating their own fairytale happily ever afters. Whether it be the boy next door, a loyal princess, or a supernatural being, all of these stories have two things in common: everlasting love and loyalty.

WolfnightWolf Night (Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2020
  • Publication – March 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – Wolf shifters galore! We are looking for romantic tales of wolf shifters in any setting or genre. The spicier, the better.
  • Note: Paranormal Romance stories.

 

Aris LisvacorImperial Devices (Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2020
  • Publication – March 2021
  • Word Count 500-15,000
  • Theme – Steampunk! We’re looking for steampunk stories. Additional subgenres are accepted (ex. Dieselpunk, Valvepunk).

 

SpiritSpirit (Rated R)

  • Deadline – December 31st, 2020
  • Publication – April 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – Shifters! Any animal shifters, settings, genres, etc are acceptable. All stories must include a main or secondary character that does not have a heterosexual preference.

 

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Valiance (Rated R)

  • Deadline – January 31st, 2021
  • Publication – May 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – With no limitation on genre, the only special requirement for this anthology is that an East Asian female warrior be the main character in each of these stories.

 

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Organic Ink: Volume 4 (Not Rated)

  • Deadline – February 28th, 2021
  • Publication – June 2021
  • Word Count 2,000 word count minimum (not line count)
  • Theme – All poetry pieces are welcome. There is no theme.

 

Space BoundSpacebound (Rated R)

  • Deadline – March 31st, 2021
  • Publication – June 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – All stories must include elements of sci-fi. Whether discovering aliens, space travel, or terraforming new planets are involved, the options are endless.

 

Murder and MayhemMurder & Mayhem (Rated R)

  • Deadline – April 30th, 2021
  • Publication – July 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – A murder needs to be solved by these main characters as the stakes rise higher. Any branch of investigators can be included, even vigilantes.

 

GlitchGlitch (Rated R)

  • Deadline – May 31st, 2021
  • Publication – August 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – LitRPG genre. Playing Virtual Reality games is a favorite pastime, but getting trapped in them due to a glitch is another story. It’s a true fight for survival now and the only way out is to finish the game.

 

EWExtinct Worlds (Rated R)

  • Deadline – June 30th, 2021
  • Publication – September 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – After killing Earth, humans have been launched into space exploration. Discovering aliens and new technologies, future generations are unrecognizable from the Earthlings that once were. There are a select few who want to go back to their roots, some who will prevent this at all costs, and others who don’t care. Where do your characters fit within the vast universe full of the unknown?

adp3All Dark Places 3 (ADP3) (Rated R)

  • Deadline – July 31st, 2021
  • Publication – October 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level.

 

Timeless 2Timeless 2 (Rated PG-13)

  • Deadline – August 31st, 2021
  • Publication – November 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – Anything involving a twist on old fairy tales, whether it be the classics or lesser known ones.
  • Note: As long as you keep to the theme and use a fairytale, originality is fully appreciated. Cliff-hangers are more than welcome.

historyHistory (Rated R)

  • Deadline – September 30th, 2021
  • Publication – December 2021
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – Historical Fiction. Any person, location, or time period accepted as long as dragons are included.
  • Note: Dragons need to be part of the storyline. They cannot be mentioned in passing.

 

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Dragons and Heroines (D&H) (Rated R)

  • Deadline – September 30th, 2021
  • Publication – January 2022
  • Word Count7,000-15,000
  • Theme – Any stories involving a female Main Character and dragons.

 

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  • Deadline – November 30th, 2021
  • Publication – February 2022
  • Word Count – 5,000-20,000
  • ThemeFairytales will never be the same in this reverse harem anthology. All versions of bedtime stories, folklore, etc are welcome.
  • Note: A Reverse Harem is when one woman has three (3) or more men as partners.

EverlastEverlast (Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2021
  • Publication – March 2022
  • Word Count – 5,000-20,000
  • Theme – Romance can be difficult on its own, even before adding the complications of time travel to the equation. These couples find themselves from separate timelines in history, but cross paths due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

SurgeSurge (Rated R)

  • Deadline – December 31st, 2021
  • Publication – April 2022
  • Word Count – 5,000-15,000
  • Theme – Cyberpunk. These characters are trying to survive in a dystopia of advanced technologies. Living alongside Artificial Intelligence has its perks, but also many deadly downfalls.

 

Beyond AtlantisBeyond Atlantis (Rated R)

  • Deadline – January 31st, 2022
  • Publication – May 2022
  • Word Count – 5,000 to 15,000
  • Theme – Unique retellings of Atlantis-like civilizations. Preferably with mermaids, selkies, krakens, or other mythological sea creatures included.

 


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