- Submission Period: May 16, 2016 – July 16, 2016
- We will accept .doc and .docx submissions ONLY
- Only standard manuscript format accepted
- Payment: Pro Rata depending on the number of stories accepted – an equal percentage of royalties will be split
- Word Count: Anywhere between 500-10,000 words
- Poetry WILL be considered
- Send stories to firstname.lastname@example.org
- E-mail subject: SUBMISSIONS/Story Title
Calling all writers! As of today, I am opening up submissions to a new anthology: “Tales of the Once and Future King”. This will be an anthology of juvenile stories about King Arthur and all things Arthurian related. Juvenile is a broad term that can mean anything from a “Chronicles of Narnia” reading level to the later Harry Potter books.
The guidelines are very broad. Since it’s juvenile:
- No sex
- No unnecessary gore
- No nihilism
HOWEVER – “juvenile” is not the same as “sanitized”. So:
- There CAN be romance
- There CAN be fighting
- Things CAN get dark
We don’t want to see stories that talk down to children. Children are young, not morons.
No stories that insult the Arthurian tradition. This means nothing like “And King Arthur was really a BAD King and later scribes changed it!” or “Chivalry is sexist and horrible and the knights were all misogynist pigs”. This is one that’s more on our end than yours – if you think it might work, submit it, and we’ll see what we think.
Stories that insult Christianity probably won’t be accepted. I have no problem if you’re more interested in things like Druidic mysticism or Paganism than Christianity, it’s just flat-out insults I’m not really interested in. Once again, if you’re not sure, submit it and we’ll make the call.
“Arthurian” is a broad term. If any of the knights are mentioned, or the Holy Grail, or Merlin, we probably will count it. If you’re not sure, submit it and cross your fingers. The stories can be set literally anywhere or any time. If you want to submit a story where Arthur and his knights are fighting Lovecraftian Eldritch abominations, or Arthur is a pirate, or they’re all cave men, go to town.
The anthology will be edited by myself and my assistant editor, Mariel Marchetta. It will be released in September. Simultaneous submissions ARE permitted so long as you tell us IMMEDIATELY if you decide to go with another publisher.
Now go crazy! This should be fun.