Today is the last day to get in your submissions for Swords of Darkness! If you have a story you’ve been hanging onto, now is your chance to send it in!
Email me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a new author who is worried about having someone read your story for the first time, remember these three things:
- Someone has written a worse story than you. I promise. Chances are that your story is actually pretty decent. I will never laugh or make fun of your story. Ever.
- Even if your story isn’t selected for publication, this doesn’t mean your story sucks. I’ve received an overwhelming number of responses for this anthology, which means I have some tough decisions to make.
- You can improve. We all can. I’ve been a professional writer since 2005 and my work has changed dramatically in the ten years I’ve been writing. I have room for improvement and so do you. If your story isn’t chosen this time, it’s not the end of your writing career. I promise.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a story and for trusting me to read your manuscript. I’m honored that you want to be a part of Swords of Darkness and even if your story isn’t selected, I hope to collaborate with you on future anthologies.
All the best,
There are just two weeks left to submit a story for Swords of Darkness and the submissions are rolling in! If you haven’t already submitted a story, you still have 14 days to get something in!
A few notes:
*I’m accepting submissions until November 30th. I’ll be reading the stories after submissions close and making final decisions on stories by December 15th. You will hear from me whether your story is chosen or not. If for some reason you don’t hear from me, or you didn’t receive a message when you sent your story, then I didn’t receive it.
*This is a fantasy anthology. While I love sci-fi as much as the next writer, that’s not what this book is about. If there is a lot of interest, I may work on compiling a sci-fi or horror anthology next time, but please keep the “fantasy” genre in mind while writing this time.
*I don’t care what else you do with your story. I’ll be buying 1-time digital publication rights. This means that I’ll put your story in Swords of Darkness, but that’s it. You are free to self-publish your story in other places or to submit to magazines and other anthologies. It’s your story. Do what you like with it.
I hope this has answered most of your questions. If anyone has anything else, please shoot me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can!