We currently have submissions open for ‘Sugar and Spice – A Worldsmyths Anthology’!
Note that this anthology is only open to Worldsmyths Discord members. To become a member, follow the link below!
- Speculative Fiction stories around the theme of love. This anthology will be divided into two books – The ‘Sugar’ book will feature sweet romance, familial and platonic love. The ‘Spice’ book will have stories with explicit sexual content. All stories must have a ‘Happily Ever After’ or at least a ‘Happy for Now’ ending
- Deadline: August 31st, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST.
- 2000 words minimum to 12,000 words max.
- Payment: $0.005/word (up to $40USD)
- Rights: Non-exclusive, reprint for a year
- Reprint and Simultaneous Submissions Accepted: Yes
- Submissions are open to anywhere in the world, as long as stories are written in the English language.
- All submissions must be in standard manuscript format (size 12, Times New Roman font, single spaced, indented paragraphs).
- All stories should be submitted via Forms through this link: https://forms.gle/N7DVjHw1CEzn64Az9
- You are welcome to submit a story taking place in a world you’re already writing in as long as the story stands strong on its own. No chapter excerpts will be accepted. All stories must have a clear beginning, middle and end.
- Stories in the ‘Sugar’ book should have a low spice level (implied actions only, kissing allowed but nothing explicit).
- Stories in the ‘Spice’ book should still have a plot, but can go up to a 4/5 on the spice scale.
- Blood and some guts are allowed, but no extreme body horror or explicit torture.
- No poetry will be accepted.
- Stories should be aimed at an adult audience (no middle-grade/children’s stories).