Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday Calls for Submissions

Dreamspinner Press:

Time Is Eternity
2012 Daily Dose - A Story a Day in the Month of June
Edited by Lynn West

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”

-Henry Van Dyke

Millennia, centuries, decades, years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds... if it’s a love for the ages, then past, present, or future has no meaning. In these stories, time travel--forward or backward, for an instant or for a lifetime--is the way to fulfilling romance.

Editor’s Note: Because of the packaged nature of the set, all stories need to stand alone. No sequels to or spin-offs of previously published works, please. Contemporary and Historical settings only. No Bittersweet Dreams.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

Publication Date: June 2012

Daily Dose/Advent Calendar story length: 5,000 - 18,000 words
Manuscripts shorter or longer will be considered but will have to be extraordinary.
Follow general Submission Guidelines for instructions and formatting.
Send all submissions to List the anthology title in the subject line of your e-mail. Ex: TIME TRAVEL anthology submission

Note: Dreamspinner Press is a publisher of adult M/M romances and as such, is not safe for those under the age of 18.

More information can be found at:

Less than Three Press

The Beastiary

Dragons, firebirds, griffons, kirin, unicorns, centaurs, demons, chimaera—these are but a few of the countless monsters that endlessly fascinate. What about them draws us in? What brings us back to them over and over?

More importantly, what is capable of taming these unconquerable creatures? Who or what could ever bring to heel these peerless beasts? A human? An equal? An enemy? The answers are endless, and yours to provide.

This collection is centered around the theme of monsters and mythical creatures. All stories must have a strong tie to this theme. We are looking for creative stories featuring a wide range of creatures, not simply a whole bunch of stories about dragons (not to say dragons are bad; we like dragons). Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.

The Bestiary is a collection of ebooks, meaning each story will be sold as an individual ebook and readers will also have the option to purchase “bundles” or the entire collection for a reduced rate. Standard ebook royalty rates will apply.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc), preferably single spaced with a space between paragraphs, in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

Stories will also be collected into a print book (or books, depending on total length), and each contributing author will receive two copies of the book containing their story.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2012

Stories should be approximately 15,000-30,000 words in length (a little longer or shorter is fine).
Stories must be m/m or f/f romance (threesomes, etc. are acceptable, but all parties must be the same gender).
Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.

More information can be found at

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