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 email@example.com 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! —> https://discord.gg/PaZSztkpat
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. https://www.shunn.net/format/classic/
Q: Where should I submit my story?
A: Submissions should be through the following google docs folder https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eXFApIzrlkKvBvc-dJ4_oNJDavGmoo0r . 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.