Short Story Anthology Calls

Welcome to our list of short story anthologies.

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Short Story Submission Guidelines


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LIFE AT ITS BEST
(Rated R)

  • DeadlineJuly 30th August 31st, 2022
  • Publication – November 2022
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – These women are navigating through the ups and downs of life whether it be relationships, children, health, etc.
  • Note: This is Women’s Contemporary ‘Realistic’ Fiction only.

MAGICK & MISTLETOE
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – August 31st, 2022
  • Publication – December 2022
  • Word Count – 500-15,000
  • Theme – All Christmas stories. As long as Christmas is involved, the story qualifies. All genres. Happily Ever After not required.
  • Note: This will be an ebook only anthology. No paperback will be published.

REIGN OF FIRE
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – September 30th, 2022
  • Publication – January 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All dragon stories. As long as dragons are involved, the story qualifies. All genres.

UNION
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – October 31st November 30th, 2022
  • Publication – February 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All science fiction romance stories. Outer space and aliens are accepted. All heat levels are accepted.

BEASTLY TALES
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2022
  • Publication – February 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-20,000
  • Theme – All monster romance stories. All heat levels are accepted; erotica preferred.

CARRIED AWAY
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th December 31st, 2022
  • Publication – March 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All romantic comedy stories are welcome. Does not have to be Happily Ever After. All heat levels are accepted.

LIBERTY
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – December 31st, 2022
  • Publication – April 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All LGBTQ+ stories are welcome. All fantasy genres are accepted.

SONG OF THE SIREN
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – January 31st, 2023
  • Publication – May 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All mermaid, siren, selkie, rusalka, etc. stories are welcome. All genres are accepted.

TRICKSTER
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – February 28th, 2023
  • Publication – June 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme All Fae stories are welcome. All genres are accepted.

HONOR
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – March 31st, 2023
  • Publication – July 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme All stories featuring East Asian warriors are welcome.

PIRATE GOLD
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – April 30th, 2023
  • Publication – July 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme All stories featuring pirates are welcome. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Treasure Planet and everything in between.

A DEATH IN THE NIGHT
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – April 30th May 31st, 2023
  • Publication – August 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme All stories featuring assassins are welcome.

TO HUNT AND TO HOLD
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – June 30th, 2023
  • Publication – September 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme All stories featuring vampires. Any era, setting, genre is acceptable. Outer space is also an option.

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS 2 (BD2)
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – June 30th, 2023
  • Publication – October 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • 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.
  • Note: This series replaces All Dark Places.

MAGICK & MYSTERY
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – August 31st, 2023
  • Publication – November 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All witch stories for all genres.

A WINTER PROMISE
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – September 30th, 2023
  • Publication – December 2023
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All Christmas stories. As long as Christmas is involved, the story qualifies. All genres. Happily Ever After not required.

DRAGONS & HEROES
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – October 31st, 2023
  • Publication – January 2024
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All dragon stories with a male main character. All genres accepted.

DIGITAL LOVE
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – November 30th, 2023
  • Publication – February 2024
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All romance stories evolved from the internet, social media, dating apps, etc. Happily Ever After not required. All genres accepted.

ACROSS TIME
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – December 31st, 2023
  • Publication – March 2024
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All time travel romance stories. Happily Ever After not required. All genres accepted.

FALLEN
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – December 31st, 2023
  • Publication – March 2024
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All stories involving angels who have fallen from grace. Examples include it being a misunderstanding or they are purposely wreaking havoc. The darker, the better. All genres accepted.

THE HUNT
(Rated R)

  • Deadline – January 31st, 2024
  • Publication – April 2024
  • Word Count – 3,000-15,000
  • Theme – All monster hunter stories. From dragons and dinosaurs, to Cthulhu and sirens, to the usual vampires and werewolves. Gore, horror, and originality are appreciated. All genres accepted.