Like an Equal: An anthology of speculative fiction would like to invite authors to submit stories for publication.
All submissions need to be in the speculative fiction genre and reflect the theme- like an equal. This includes fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, PNR, UF, spec-fic RH, steampunk, dystopian, etc. If you’re unsure, please feel free to ask.
The theme: We’re looking for stories about diversity, with an emphasis on minorities or disadvantaged groups. We’d like superhero seniors, wheelchair warriors, LGTB legends, women kicking butt, people of colour as protagonists, etc.
Submissions need to be between 3,000 and 10,000 words in length.
Stories must not have been published before.
We would love submissions to be aimed at a largely adult audience, but if your story has broad appeal, that’s great too.
We’re not looking for stories with erotica, but mild sex scenes are fine. We would also prefer stories not be overly gory.
We will not accept stories featuring incest, child porn, rape, beastiality, etc.
The anthology editors, proofreaders, cover artists, etc, are volunteers. All stories included in the anthology will also be donations, and thus authors will not be paid. Proceeds will go to a suicide prevention charity.
Like an Equal anthology will be published by Mirren Hogan, and requests the rights for all stories for 3 months from the date of publication. The anthology will remain in publication after that time, but authors may reprint their stories or submit them elsewhere.
Rebekah Dodson and Stephanie Barr will be editing.
Please submit in .docx form, as an attachment, not in the body of the email, and include a short bio with your submission.
Submissions should be in 12 point Times New Roman, with double quote marks (“), indented without tabs or breaks between lines.
Submissions can be sent to – email@example.com.
Submissions close August 18 2018.