Call for submissions: Dragonthology, reinventing the dragon

Calling all writers: are you sick and tired of the same glorified lizards? Well so is MS Manz, and he is looking for short fiction that reimagines the mythical dragon. If you need a new project or a new story to write — throw together a 4 to 16k word story (he’d prefer 6-8k but he’s flexible) and send it on over to us at Anthology Club. But before that, a few words from Mr. Manz himself.

The story should feature (a) dragon(s) as the central element of the story, or at least a pivitol one, but do so in a way that breaks the mold. I’d rather not see Smaug on a pile of gold unless you can do it in a way that makes it seem fresh and new.

I really mean it about Any Genre – I’d love to see some non-fantasy stories in here. Genre mash-ups are more than welcome.

Interested? Follow these steps to join the ranks of Anthology Club and submit to this and any other active anthology project:
1) Follow this link to Anthology Club’s homepage.
2) Read up on how it works, then follow the instructions on the site to register and activate your account.
3) After receiving confirmation you are an active member of the group, click the Forums link to find forums for projects, project proposals, critique requests, craft-related questions, genre-specific discussions, and generic jive.
Any questions? Hit me up on the comments below. I’ll be glad to field any questions.

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Call for submissions: Shenanigans, an Anthology Embracing Literary Craziness

So, you did it again. You’ve written a story, and, as you’re sending it off, it occurs to you your plot is totally crazy. The uppity lit mags of the land stray away from crazy these days — but why keep it to yourself or publish on a blog for free?
Send it over to Anthology Club‘s newest anthology proposal, Shenanigans! 2000 word minimum, and you get a slice of the pie depending on how many submissions of yours make into the anthology.
Interested? Follow these steps to join the ranks of Anthology Club and submit to this and any other active anthology project:
1) Follow this link to Anthology Club’s homepage.
2) Read up on how it works, then follow the instructions on the site to register and activate your account.
3) After receiving confirmation you are an active member of the group, click the Forums link to find forums for projects, project proposals, critique requests, craft-related questions, genre-specific discussions, and generic jive.
Any questions? Hit me up on the comments below. I’ll be glad to field any questions.

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Call for submissions: Pirates!, edited by Michael Wombat

Ar, ye scurvy curs.

Calling all writers: write a short story pertaining to pirates, submit to this anthology, get published. Simple as that.

Ha-harrr! Piratical tales please, between 5k and 15k words in length. No deadline yet, as we’re all still finding our feet here.

No modern day pirates, though, such as those roaming around Somalia now. I want proper traditional pirates – jolly roger, rum, eyepatches, tall ships, buried treasure, wooden legs etc. I’m happy with straightforward pirate tales, in whatever style makes your juices flow […] but don’t be afraid to throw a curve ball of an idea in there with them too, if that’s what you want. Mine, FYI, has a dinosaur.

I’m bound to have forgotten something, so please fling any questions you have this way.

Interested? Follow these steps to join the ranks of Anthology Club and submit to this and any other active anthology project:
1) Follow this link to Anthology Club’s homepage.
2) Read up on how it works, then follow the instructions on the site to register and activate your account.
3) After receiving confirmation you are an active member of the group, click the Forums link to find forums for projects, project proposals, critique requests, craft-related questions, genre-specific discussions, and generic jive.
Any questions? Hit me up on the comments below. I’ll be glad to field any questions.

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Call for Submissions: Western Project

Calling all writers! Draft a western — don’t forget your cowboy boots.

Length – 6k to 8k; can be fewer but no more than 8k please.

Submissions DEADLINE UPDATE: I’d like to have all submissions in by 15-Sep so the anthology can be completed and out the end of 2014.

A Western has different meanings to different people but is most commonly thought of as stories with Cowboys from the American frontier during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What I would like to create is a set of stories that updates the genre, whether through smash-ups with things like sci-fi or simply by telling an old story in a new way. Firefly and Django Unchained come to mind here.

There are a few key points I am looking for no matter how you put your story together:

Desolate landscape/setting. Deep space counts; alien planets count; Canadian wilderness counts; anything will work as long as there is isolation (and probably dirt!)

Wandering protag. Similar to a Ronin; doesn’t have to be a lone character but the story should have a small number of central characters who follow their own morals/code of ethics

A struggle to survive/lack of creature comforts. You can have fancy and wealthy but please also include a struggle to stay alive in the desolate landscape with those thousand dollar elephant boots.

I look forward to smash-ups and genre bending. Horror on the High Planes would make an excellent title for someone.

Interested? Follow these steps to join the ranks of Anthology Club and submit to this and any other active anthology project:
1) Follow this link to Anthology Club’s homepage.
2) Read up on how it works, then follow the instructions on the site to register and activate your account.
3) After receiving confirmation you are an active member of the group, click the Forums link to find forums for projects, project proposals, critique requests, craft-related questions, genre-specific discussions, and generic jive.
Any questions? Hit me up on the comments below. I’ll be glad to field any questions.

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