3 days till the end of the year. 3 days left to submit a story
10 days left to submit a story!
We’ve had lots of authors contact us, and so….
Submissions window will be extended to the 31/12/18!!
This allows for those who have expressed interest to get their stories polished to perfection!
Why is it always the teenage girl who is the heroine?
These are the stories of female protagonists who are never cast in the feature films. The awkward, the old, the forgotten, the different.
Their adventures were never meant to be. Their save-the-world expeditions shouldn’t have happened. They are the ones who stepped forward when no-one else would.
Our unexpected heroines.
We all know what happens when the hero saves the day, but what about their sidekicks?
Too often the hero is held high and celebrated whilst their sidekicks and comrades are brushed to the side; their own battles forgotten, and their actions airbrushed to nothingness from the tales of victory.
These are the stories of the ones who aren’t remembered; the ones who helped save the day, and got cast aside; the ones who don’t want the applause, and the ones who deserved the applause and never received it.
These stories didn’t make the headlines – but they happened, and they’re glorious.
They have slept for centuries. Buried. Forgotten. Lost.
Until they awake. Or are awoken.
When the deities of old return, will they bring blessings or destruction to a time that no longer remembers them?
Should they be left to lie in peace, or used for our own ends? Are they gods, or monsters?
What lies out there in the realms of the lost gods?
The submission window will run from 1st September until the 31st December inclusive.
Submissions to be emailed to:
Lost Gods – firstname.lastname@example.org
Forgotten Sidekicks – email@example.com
Unexpected Heroines – firstname.lastname@example.org
All sub-genre and styles will be considered – comedic, epic, grimdark, noblebright etc. We are particularly keen on diversity – think older characters, LGBTQ, ethnic minorities and those with disabilities
Submissions should be (ideally) between 4-7,000 words (10% leeway given either side) and either 1.5 or double spaced and in an easy to read font such as Times New Roman or Arial size 12/14. Please include your contact details at the end of the story, along with a short bio and details of any writing credentials and/or social media handles.
We are aware that this is a long submission window, but hectic lifestyles for both writers and editors means that we must be patient. Editors will be reading submissions as they are received but final decisions are unlikely to be publicised until the end of December 2018 at the earliest. This allows there to be a reasonable amount of time for reading and selecting the final line-up.
Payment will be £15 per story and a physical copy of the final anthology for which the story appears and, should you also wish, copies of the eBook for your own private use and not for resale or lending.
Any questions relating to submission guidelines – please do ask away!
18 thoughts on “Grimbold Anthologies Submissions”
Are you accepting reprints for these anthologies?
Do you accept multiple submissions for any one anthology? (I have two stories which I’m trying to choose between for Unexpected Heroines.) Also, does the heroine’s story have to end happily?
OK on multiples withinn reason, and as far as endings go – if it’s good story it’s a good story – happy or not
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Do you consider reprint submissions or only originals?
We consider reprints but prefer originals
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Do you accept submissions from new writers who haven’t already been published?
Absolutely -a good story is the criteria 🙂
Sounds cool! What’s the policy on rights? Do all rights revert back to the author upon publication?
apart from first print e publictaion I believe – but there will be a contract and you can question the publisher on that
Hi! Can we submit for more than one anthology?
Would you like the submission pasted into the email, or attached to it? If the latter, what file type do you prefer, and are there any labeling preferences you have for such? Is there anything specific you want in the subject line?
Sorry for the barrage of questions, but I want to make this as smooth a process for both of us as I can.
doc.x attachment for preference
Any updates on when to expect final decisions now that the deadline’s been pushed back?
We’re currently reading through all the subs and hope to get back to people by the end of this month
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good luck to all those who submitted… i fear life got in my way on this one… but maybe the next anthologies call. 🙂