Submission Call – Anthology Under a Dark Sign

Today is the day where all the evil shenanigans over on facebook will be explained. Well, actually, it’s been explained by the title already. Becky Kyle and I are coediting an anthology for Wolfsinger Publications. The official guidelines aren’t up yet, however… I’ll post the unofficial ones here, so get writing! I can’t wait to see what sort of evil geniuses you all come up with.

(Marvin is merely a cheerleader, an evil one! He’s not associated with the anthology in any other way.)




SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (as soon as the link goes live on Wolfsinger I’ll update with the link to the official guidelines)

Here is the call for Under a Dark Sign, an anthology to be published by Wolfsinger Publications and edited by J.A. Campbell
and Rebecca McFarland Kyle.

What we want:
With a hearty mwaa haaa haaa and a swagger….we’re looking for villains. Dress them in black or tie dye or frilly pink tulle, but these villains need to be seriously bad.
We are looking for tales of truly badass dark lords and ladies. We’re not talking about the guys who stand around monologueing to let the hero win. We’re talking smart dark lords who don’t keep incompetent minions around. Comedy is completely acceptable, as long as it doesn’t detract from the villain’s ability to be a total badass.

Genres include: Science fiction, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Weird West, Romance, Alternate History

Reprints are acceptable

Multiple submissions are acceptable, but please wait until we have given a decision on the first story before you submit the second.

Simultaneous submission are okay. If you learn you are accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible.

Poetry and art are acceptable. Payment for these will be the same as for the stories.

Story length is up to 7,000 words

What we don’t want:
No fanfic. Characters must be of your own invention. Keep it PG-13. Swearing and violence are encouraged, but keep it within limits that a teen could read.

No erotica.

Document Formatting:
Submissions should be formatted in standard manuscript formatting: double-spaced, 12 point Courier or Times New Roman font, with indentations for paragraphs. Any improperly-formatted manuscripts will be rejected.

File Format:
We accept .rtf or .doc files only. Send to the publisher, WolfSinger Publications – Carol Hightshoe at editor@wolfsingerpubs.com .

Title your email: DARK LORDS AND LADIES (Name of your Story)

If you ever send us a virus, we will never accept a submission from you again.

Submission Period:
March 15 to June 15, 2015. Submissions sent prior to this time will be returned. Nothing will be accepted after the submission period is over.

Payment:
Payment is $5 a story, plus a share of royalties.

Release Date:
October 31, 2015

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