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Monday, November 12, 2007


Samhain Publishing

Call for Submissions: Psychic powers anthology

From Anne Scott:
I’d like to announce an open call for submissions for a new anthology. This psychic powers anthology will consist of three to four novellas to be released individually as ebooks for release November 2008 and combined into one print title for release November 2009.

I am open to any genre, setting and heat level. But the central premise MUST involve psychic powers. These psychic powers can be underlain by magic or science or both. A few examples would be: telepathy, telekinesis, precognition and mind control. The anthology is certainly not limited to these.

Submissions should be 20,000 to 30,000 words in length.To submit, please include the full manuscript (of 20,000 to 30,000 words) with a comprehensive 2-3 page synopsis. Also include a letter of introduction/query letter and tell me a little about yourself.

Submissions are open until January 13, 2008, and final decision will be made by February 3. Submissions should be sent to and please put Psychic Powers Anthology Submission in the subject line.


Heroes Anthology

Literary Cottage is compiling a new anthology series for Adams Media featuring uplifting, original, true stories about the experiences and relationships that inspired and enriched our lives, namely those with our mothers, our fathers, and our teachers (also mother figures, father figures, and mentors). These true, original slice-of-life stories will be written by people from all walks of life and will provide unique personal insights into powerful universal truths, as well as honor the "everyday hero" in their lives. Each anthology in the series will be divided to highlight the variety of ways real life mothers, teachers, and fathers go beyond the call of duty to heroism.

Each Hero anthology will include a balanced mix of true stories of varied themes, such as:

• Extraordinary achievements and experiences of real life, ordinary teachers, mothers, and fathers.
• True life-changing, life-affirming, or life-defining experiences and relationships.
• Epiphany, synchronicity, serendipity.
• Finding/giving comfort in difficult times.
• Triumph over tragedy; overcoming adversity or challenges.
• Life's blessings and miracles, big and small.
• Finding the silver lining in a dark cloud; turning lemons into lemonade.
• Relationships and experiences that bring hope, understanding, healing.
• Catalysts for and examples of positive change; acts of kindness and compassion.

Word Limit: 850 - 1400 words.
Stories must be original, true, uplifting, poignant, heartwarming, and/or humorous, and in English. The intended audience is mainstream adult readers.


Something Wicked

We are always open to submissions of new science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories. Stories should be over 2,000 words and up to about 10,000 words in length. We like intelligent, original stories with a supernatural or fantastical flavour. We pay 5 cents/word for published stories between 2,000 - 5,000 words and R300 for stories over 5,000 words.


Wet Ink

We publish fiction (including genre fiction), creative non-fiction, poetry, memoir, essays and opinion pieces. The one thing we look for is high quality.

Pays $50 for poetry, $50 for prose under 1,500 words and $100 for prose over 1,500 words.