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Open Call: Into the Forest

Updated: Apr 28, 2023


Into the Forest


Take the theme (INTO THE FOREST) as a launch pad for your imagination and don't worry about tailoring your writing to it. We love seeing how different interpretations of the same prompt fit together to make a bigger story.


DEADLINE:


June 2nd


WORDCOUNT:


1k - 3k | Short Stories

Under 1k | Flash Fic

40 Lines | Poetry




PAYMENT:

We will pay a flat rate fee for each piece (£5 for poetry/flash fiction and £10 for short stories) published in an anthology. We will also send each contributor a complimentary ebook copy worth £2.50 AND give them a large discount on one paperback copy of the anthology.





 

WHAT THEY'RE SEEKING:


Take the theme (INTO THE FOREST) as a launch pad for your imagination and don't worry about tailoring your writing to it. We love seeing how different interpretations of the same prompt fit together to make a bigger story.


We are particularly looking for prose submissions since we have received a considerable amount of poems already. But we are still accepting poetry submissions.


We welcome submissions from a variety of genres. Whatever the theme inspires YOU to write – be it traditional science fiction, memoirs, poetry, (mild) otherworldly horror, fairy tales, or something else entirely – we want to read it.

We accept submissions in any of the following form:

  • Poetry (up to 40 lines)

  • Flash Fiction (up to 1,000 words)

  • Short Stories (between 1,000 and 3,000 words)

  • Creative Non-fiction (up to 3,000 words)


PLEASE DON'T SEND:


We don’t publish erotica or hardcore horror. This is down to the reading preferences of our editors. You can get a feel for the sort of writing we do enjoy by checking out our previous anthologies (Uncharted Constellations and/or Severed Souls).


We do NOT accept any material containing prejudice against any person or group based on their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, gender identity or disability.


REPRINTS: [YES/NO]


SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: [YES/NO]


Please, no more than 3 pieces.


EXTRA INFORMATION:


FORMATTING GUIDELINES:


[any specific formatting guidelines go here, as well as valid file types]


SUBMITTING:



To submit, send your piece(s) to: sub.spacecatpress@gmail.com along with a 50-word bio (written in the third person) and a list of anywhere your submitted piece(s) have previously been published. These will not be taken into account during the selection process but will save time later on.


Please put the title of one of your submissions in the subject line of your email.


Please do not send us more than 3 pieces.


Please send your submission(s) as individual Word and/or PDF document(s) in a Times New Roman or Calibri font.





ESTIMATED RESPONSE TIME:


Once you have sent us your submission, you can expect an email back from us within a few days confirming that we have received it.


We will compile the shortlist after we close the submission window and will email you to let you know our decision as soon as possible.



 

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