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We’ve put this FAQ together to quickly answer the most common questions about the anthology we’re working to put together.  If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please e-mail us at or DM Ally or Penguin on the Worldsmyths server.

Q: When are submissions due?

A: Submissions are due no later than 11:59 pm EST January 30th, 2022.

Q: When will the anthology be published?
A: July 2022

Q: Is there a limit on length?

A: Yes.  Submissions should be between 1000 and 8000 words.

Q: What kind of story can I submit?
A: We are accepting all speculative fiction, so fantasy, sci-fi, urban, medieval, the sky’s the limit.  It should go without say, but your story cannot be overly graphic with sex, violence, or unsettling content.

Q: Who can submit a story?
A: Only Members of Worldsmyths Discord Server may submit.  To become a member, simply join our Discord server here! —>

Q: Will I keep the rights to my story?  Is this an exclusive contract?

A: You will absolutely retain all rights to your story for publication in any other format at any other time.  Worldsmyths will only ask for a non-exclusive anthology copyright which gives us a legal right to include your story in this anthology as well as possible future anthologies, reprints, and new editions.  This is a standard division of copyright law for anthologies.

Q: Will I be paid for my story?

A: At this time, we are offering $20USD per story. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, we may be able to increase pay to $50USD per story.

Q: How should I format my story?

A: Please ensure your story is in standard manuscript format.

Q: Where should I submit my story?

A: Submissions should be through the following google docs folder .  If you have any issues with submitting your story, please contact one of the persons named at the top of this FAQ.

Q: Do I need a bio?

A: Yes.  We are asking for 1 to 5 sentences about you that we can include in the anthology.  

Q: Can I add a link to my blog, website, social networking platform with my bio?

A: Yes, but only one link please.  We recommend your primary method of interacting with your readers.  

Q: Do I have to buy my own copy of the anthology?

A: No.  All contributors will be receiving a FREE copy of the final product in a digital format.  And we have paperback author copies as a stretch goal for our Kickstarter campaign.