Submission call for Pirate Tales
Watch the countdown widget on the right there – you still have time to write a piratical short story for my forthcoming anthology. I already have several tales submitted by talented authors, but want more. Do you want to see your work published, and receive a percentage of any profits that it might make? Then get yourself a parrot and a wooden leg, go and join Anthology Club (see below for a brief intro), and get writing!
Guidelines: Your tale should concern pirates, and be between 5k and 15k words in length. As long as you have pirates involved, the world is your lobster. I’d love proper traditional pirates – jolly roger, rum, eye patches, tall ships, buried treasure, wooden legs etc., but don’t be afraid to throw a curve ball of an idea in there with them too, if that’s what stirs your creative juices. Comedy, drama, horror, erotica all welcome; if you fancy writing a pirate tale with SF elements, say, I’d be delighted. The deadline for submissions is 31st March 2014.
Anthology Club is a marvellous exercise in collective publishing. It’s free to join, and members can propose and edit their own anthologies of stories which are submitted by other members who like the pitch. 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 from each anthology (if 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 with 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. The Pirate anthology will be my second. I thoroughly recommend it.