Basic Submission Guidelines
We are currently closed for all novel submissions.
We're seeking short story submissions for the following anthologies:
This anthology, to be edited by Steve Berman, seeks short stories and novellettes that adapt classic fairy tales. But we want them populated with Bears! Strapping heroes are fine as long as they are stout. All the stories should have a measure of whimsy and/or wonder.
Before submitting your story, please consult this page - we would rather not double-up on any original fairy tale idea (we fear we'd end up with a book that was mostly about a gang of male Goldilocks roaming the woods and asking one another "Too hot? Too cold? More please!") - so I will be listing any fairy tale that we no longer are interested in reading. Yes, rather than wait a year to hear from us, the entire open period will have "rolling acceptances."
Please no stories based on Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, no Three Little Pigs, Bear's Bad Bargain, Shoemaker and the Elves, and no stories about princes cursed into bears.
All stories should be romantic (HEA or HFN). Erotic content is not a necessity but our burly men should be sex-positive about their lives.
Specs: Please submit Word docs only, standard formatting, 12 pt Times Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the title of the anthology as the subject line. No stories below 5k and none greater than 15. Reading period closes August 1st, 2020. Payment is 5 cents a word for original fiction, considerably less for reprints.