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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).