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© 2019 by Eerie River Publishing. 

 Anthologies

It Calls From the Forest

Submissions Open: Now
Submissions Close:
February 15, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: April 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction 

Theme: Give me your tales of monsters in the woods, urban legends, a family that mysteriously goes missing, a haunted cabin, a hiker that stumbles upon something unthinkable. Anything that happens in the woods or is from the woods is welcome. 

Word count: 1000 - 4000 (hard limits)

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. PDF digital copy.

How to submit: See our Submission Format guide below - stories will be rejected or sent back. 

Send your story as an attachment in Word format to  EerieRiverPublishing@gmail.com

Your email title should be read: "Submission: Forest Anthology - Story Name - Author name"

Multiple Submission: Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate email.


What is speculative fiction? Think paranormal or anything that cannot be rationalized. Here is a better description. 


Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica, rape or unnecessary violence. 

Forgotten Ones - Drabbles

Submission Open: Now
Submission Close: February 1, 2020 (or when full) 12:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: April 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction

We are looking for ancient gods, forgotten lore and mythology of evil creatures long thought dead and rituals we don't speak of anymore. Think Norse, Greek, old mythology and all the creatures and beasts that go along with it. Please note that we are not looking for a history lesson. Your drabbles should invoke an emotion, some sort of response. It should reflect a moment in time, the cut of a blade, the strike of Thor's hammer ... let your imagination run wild (and accurate)

 

Word count: 100 words exactly - NO REPRINTS 

Compensation: PDF digital Copy 

How to submit:  Please send as 12 pt Times New or Arial doc/docx file with title, your pen name, and email listed on the top of the document.

Label Email as "Pen Name - Title - Drabble"

Email to DrabblesERP@gmail.com 

Multiple Submissions: Accepting up to 5 drabbles per author accepted in the anthology, you may submit up to ten. Please send them in separate emails. Happy Writing!


This is our only Drabble call out for the year. This will fill up fast so get your stories in quickly and grab your spot among the lucky!

It Calls From the Sky

Submission Open: March 1, 2020
Submission Close: June 12, 2020 12:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: August 2020

Horror/ Dark Speculative Fiction

Theme: Send me your stories of lights in the sky, a storm that brings with it more than rain, comets that crash, aliens that secretly invade, or a wishing star that is hell bent on revenge.

 

Word count: 1000 - 4000 (hard limits)

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. PDF digital copy.

How to submit: See our Submission Format guide below - stories will be rejected or sent back. 

Send your story as an attachment in Word format to  EerieRiverPublishing@gmail.com

Your email title should be read: "Submission: Sky Anthology - Story Name - Author name"

Multiple Submission:  Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate email.


Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica, rape or unnecessary violence. 

It Calls From The Sea

Submission Open: July 1, 2020

Submission Close: October 13, 2020 2:00 a.m. EST

Publishing timeline: December 2020

Theme: Think deep ocean creatures, lore of sea-folk and forgotten cities, ships lost at sea and beach side vacations. Anything that can happen on or near a body of water is acceptable.

Word count: 1000 - 4000 (hard limits)

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. PDF digital copy.

How to submit: See our Submission Format guide below - stories will be rejected or sent back. 

Send your story as an attachment in Word format to  EerieRiverPublishing@gmail.com

Your email title should be read: "Submission: Sea Anthology - Story Name - Author name"

Multiple Submission:  Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate email.


What is speculative fiction? Think paranormal or anything that cannot be rationalized. Here is a better description. 


Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica, rape or unnecessary violence. 

It Calls Through The Doors

Submission Dates TBD 

Dark Fiction/ Horror/ Cosmic Horror / Dark Fantasy

Theme: Portals or Doorways

Give me your nightmares. Think rips in dimensions, portals to another universe, a forgotten or forbidden land, being pulled into something unknown. This is going to be a ride, and I want you on it.

 

Submission date and Call out will be announced in 2020

Word Count is 1000 - 4000

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story and a PDF digital copy of the final book.

How to submit: See our Submission Format guide below - stories will be rejected or sent back. 

Send your story as an attachment in Word format to  EerieRiverPublishing@gmail.com

Your email title should be read: "Submission: Fantasy - Story Name - Author name"

Multiple Submission:  Yes - We will be happy to read up to five stories per author, but note we will only be accepting a max of three stories per book. Please send each story in a separate email.


Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica, rape or unnecessary violence. 

Elemental 

Submission Dates TBD 

Theme: Think Elemental Magic

 

This title is a work in progress and will be announced for January 1, 2020! Think Elemental Magic

Theme: Think Elemental Magic - Think earth, wind, fire, water. Fae and other realms, magic and witches, dragons or orcs. Did you MC stumble into another world, or is there a secret underbelly of elemental magic here on earth? This one has a lot of opportunity for a lot of world-building so the call out is for larger stories. We will only be accepting a Max of 10 stories for this anthology.

This call out will be for longer stories, taking advantage of the world building aspect of fantasy writing. We will only be accepting a Max of 10 stories for this anthology. 

Word Count is 5000 - 10000

Compensation: Equal royalty split per story. PDF digital copy.

How to submit: See our Submission Format guide below - stories will be rejected or sent back. 

Send your story as an attachment in Word format to  EerieRiverPublishing@gmail.com

Your email title should be read: "Submission: Fantasy - Story Name - Author name"

Multiple Submission: Yes - Please send no more than three. However, we will only be accepting one story per author per volume.  It must be sent in a separate email. 


Things that are a hard pass: any animal erotica, rape or unnecessary violence. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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 EerieRiverPublishing@gmail.com 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

Rights

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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