SUBMISSIONS OPEN 1 SEPTEMBER – 1 NOVEMBER 2014
Submissions are now open for the third issue of Kigo: Seasonal Words. The theme will be Fall/Winter and haiku, tanka and short haibun will be considered.
Christmas Flash Fiction Anthology – SUBMISSIONS OPEN 21 JUNE – 1 OCTOBER 2014
Just as British summer starts to heat up we’re cooling things down with a callout for a Christmas collection! We’re looking for flash fiction stories of between 500-1500 words and the theme is fantasia. The stories need not be strictly Christmassy or traditionally festive but should at least hint at the season. However, should you wish to go all tinsel and figgy pudding then that’s okay, too.
Make of it what you will!
DEADLINE is 1 October 2014. Publication will be in print and ebook editions in late November. Payment is £3 per flash by PayPal only. Please see full guidelines. Your submission indicates acceptance of the guidelines and terms and conditions.
Submissions are now open for the second issue of a new online publication set to showcase the beauty of haiku. It is anticipated that there will be three issues per year. The first issue will focus on the late winter and spring seasons and will include New Year. The second issue will celebrate summer and the third, fall and winter. Each issue will be available for free on this website. It is anticipated that the three issues will be anthologised at the end of the year.
The focus of the second issue is ‘Summer’. Growth, ripening, maturity – moving from tender buds and gentle breezes of spring to the full heat of summer. Think verdant fields, lush gardens, vacations, chirping cicadas, balmy sunsets and dog days under a scorching sun. Submissions should reflect the nature of this season and make use of traditional kigo—seasonal words. For a selection of summer kigo to help get the juices flowing click this link. More words will be posted daily in April so please do check back.
In addition to haiku, a small selection of tanka and haiga will be considered for this issue.
Deadline: 13 June 2014
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror
Short story anthology SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
The Victorian era was the heyday of the ghost-story and it has been said that a good Victorian host would place a copy of work by Sheridan Le Fanu by their guest’s bedside for the hours after midnight. So taking inspiration from gothic fiction and the rich legacy of 19th century ghost stories, we aim to celebrate the supernatural through a new collection of tales of mystery, suspense and terror!
19th Century ghost stories were the extension of Gothic fiction pioneered by Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe, with M.R. James and Sheridan Le Fanu representing the best known masters of this genre. Thus we hope to elicit narratives inspired by the 19th century ghost story. Tales that lure unsuspecting readers in through mood and setting, stories to be savoured through accounts which focus on suspense rather than gore, and fictions which leave readers to the mercy of their imaginations. We want the type of stories which are so compelling you’ll wish you had a second chance to read them for the first time!
We are especially interested in stories that are truly unique in character, whether written from less common points of view or because of the sustained chilling disquiet which they instil in the reader. Most of all, we want to produce a collection filled with stories we are as excited to read as we are to share. When you wish you’d waited for sunrise to put words to paper, that’s the story that we want! Sleep uneasy prospective authors, we eagerly await your submissions; may your night terrors give you inspiration.
Submissions open 1 February and close 31st May 2014