Remember to read the submission guidelines in full. Failure to comply could result in your submission being rejected or sent back for correction.
For Paid anthologies author compensation royalties will be split as follows: 50% of royalties from all sales will be retained by the publishing house. The remaining 50% will be split evenly by the authors per story. Payment will be made via Paypal quarterly.
Compensation for unpaid Drabble Anthologies will include a digital copy of the completed works.
Word count requirements, themes, and deadline dates are detailed against each submission call.
Submitting your work
All submissions should be made by email to unless the call directs you to a different address. (Please note Drabbles Calls DO have a different email - DrabblesERP@gmail.com)
Email subject line should read as follows: "Submission: Name of Anthology - Story title - Your Pen Name"
Please remember to attach your manuscript to your email. Make sure your manuscript document name has both the title of your story and your pen name.
**Submitting a previously published work** At this time we will be accepting a very limited number of previously published works. You must include this information in your email body.
Formatting your manuscript
Please indent EVERY PARAGRAPH! Do not hit the space bar. This makes formatting horrible and it will be sent back to be fixed.
All manuscripts must be in .doc/.docx format.
In the header section of your manuscript please include your author name, email address, story title, the anthology you are submitting to, and the manuscript word count.
Font: Times New Roman 12 point
Spacing: Double line spaced. Indent new paragraphs.
Spelling: American English
All Paid Anthologies - We ask for Exclusive First Worldwide Publication and Electronic Rights for twelve months, and non-exclusive rights thereafter.
What is Speculative Fiction
Speculative fiction is a broad genre encompassing fiction with certain elements that do not exist in the real world, often in the context of supernatural, futuristic or other imaginative themes. Horror fiction is a genre of fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle and horrify the audience. Historically, the cause of the "horror" experience has often been the intrusion of a disturbing supernatural element into everyday human experience.
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