As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.” Elizabeth Janeway


Samhain Publishing is seeking contributions for a fall 2014 gothic horror anthology. Editor Don D’Auria “wants to feel that claustrophobic, shadowy, oppressive gothic atmosphere” Stories may be supernatural or non-supernatural, historical or contemporary, and may feature ghosts, vampires, werewolves, homicidal maniacs, or almost anything your imagination can create. 25,000 to 30,000 words. Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2013. Stories will be published individually as ebooks in Spring 2014, then compiled into the anthology for the fall. Find all the details here.


Cheyenne Publishing is a small press devoted to LGBT historical fiction. Founded in 2007, Cheyenne Publishing produces young adult, romance, mystery and maintstream fiction featuring LGBT characters and historical settings and events. Books are released in trade paper format. They prefer manuscripts between 50,000 and 80,000 words and at this time are particularly interested in lesbian historical fiction and LGBT young adult novels. View their submission guidelines here.


I follow a number of writing blogs and lately have come across some interesting articles I thought might be of interest to readers of this blog. First up, Jane Johnson’s take on “What Editors Are Looking For In Historical Fiction.”  Agent Andrew Lownie’s “What U.S. Editors Want 2013.”  From January Magazine: “Fiction Trends for 2013.” And finally, Author Tobias Buckell’s post on Survivorship Bias.


Redeeming Tree is a new Christian publisher open to submissions. They accept novles 40,000 words and up. They’re also interested in short stories, 2,000 to 8,000 words about overcoming temptation, for an anthology to be called “Fireproof Heart” . Find their submissions guidelines here.


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