Submissions invited for “Pirate Tales”
Anthology Club is a marvellous exercise in collective publishing. Members propose and edit their own anthologies of stories which are submitted by other members. All upfront costs – editing, cover design, advertising, website costs – are borne by Anthology Club itself, and participating authors acknowledge that they will share in the profits (id there are any) as they happen. The gamble is the initial writing venture, wherein you craft a story with the hope that it will sell, but no guarantee that it will. But then… isn’t that what we all do, whenever we write?
Editors and authors receive a defined percentage of any profits made. Click here to investigate and join (it’s free). I’ve been there over a year, with one anthology already close to publication, and a second for which I am inviting submissions. I thoroughly recommend it.
Anthology Club has a number of fascinating ongoing projects, but the one that most concerns me is my own current “Pirate Tales” anthology (working title). I already have several stories submitted by talented authors, but want more. Do you want to see your work published, and what’s more receive a percentage of any profits that it might make? Then get yourself a parrot and a wooden leg, join Anthology Club, and get writing!
Guidelines: Your tale should concern pirates, and be between 5k and 15k words in length. No modern day pirates, though, such as those roaming around Somalia now. I want proper traditional pirates – jolly roger, rum, eye patches, tall ships, buried treasure, wooden legs etc. I’m happy with straightforward pirate tales, in whatever style makes your juices flow (comedy, drama, horror, erotic all welcome) but don’t be afraid to throw a curve ball of an idea in there with them too, if that’s what you want. If you fancy writing a pirate tale with SF elements, I’d be delighted. The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2014, so you have just over two months as I write this.
(thanks to Missy Ames for some of the phrasing in this).