Publication Schedule for 2015 and Beyond

This year, I’ve published a few short stories; however, I do have a novel coming out in December. Lost in the Apocalypse is a full-length novel featuring a woman who has lost everything near and dear to her. When she decides to risk everything to save her sister from zombies, she returns alive, but barely. When she gets home, she finds her entire world is about to change more than it already has.

In January, my anthology will be released, featuring 10 stories from new and published authors. This is something I’m incredibly excited about! If you haven’t already submitted something, consider writing a story! There is plenty of time to get a story in before the November 30th deadline. Please note that while I’m flexible on word count, I am not flexible on the submission deadline. In order to make the January 1st publication date, I need all stories in on or by November 30th. Selected authors will be notified by December 15th.

I plan to release two more novels next year, though I don’t have publication dates yet because the stories are not yet finished. One will be a ghost story and another will be a sci-fi book. These will be indie published on Amazon and while I don’t plan to enroll these in KU, I will run occasional sales and discounts as a thank-you to my awesome readers.



Do you love to write fantasy stories?

Do you dream of princesses and dragons?

Do the dragons sometimes win?

Come write for me! I’m putting together my first anthology, called Swords of DarknessSelected stories will be fantasy tales featuring a sword, though what you do beyond that is up to you. Previously published authors and newbies are both welcome to submit.

What I’m looking for: Fantasy stories featuring a sword of some kind. Ideal length is 3,000-6,000 words, but stories up to 10,000 words will be considered. I’m more concerned that you tell a story to completion, rather than write to a specific word count. If you’re worried about length, just email me. I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

Previously published works are fine, but please let me know at the time of submission. I’ll be selecting 10 stories for publication.

Pay: I’ll be buying one-time digital publication rights. Pay is $20 per story + a digital copy when the book is completed. (You can do whatever you want with your story, including self-publish it or submit it to other publishers. You retain all of your rights.)

Submission deadline: November 30, 2015

Publication date: January 1st, 2016

Edited by: L.C. Mortimer, author of The Dead of Night. When I’m not busy penning zombie novels, I’m a full-time non-fiction writer and editor.

Where to Submit: Email submissions to Please don’t stress or worry about formatting. I will be reformatting everything once I select the stories, so don’t waste your time worrying. As long as I can open the story in Word, I’m happy. You will hear back from me with a yay or nay by December 15th.

What to Send: Email me your story as an attachment. Please include a brief author bio. If you have social media links, a website, or books up on Amazon, please include those links.