Hydra is currently putting together a fantasy anthology of short stories from 10 authors. Previous publication experience is not required. Payout will be $30, payable when the anthology releases sometime in the spring of 2018.
Requirements and details:
- Unsheathed: an Epic Anthology of Sword and Sorcery Fantasy, edited by best-selling author Stuart Thaman
- Epic / heroic fantasy submissions only. No urban fantasy, no paranormal fantasy, no fantasy romance
- Some element of sword play or sword-related theme must be present in each story
- Stories, once accepted, will be professionally edited with the author’s input
- Stories must be between 7,500 – 10,000 words
- Submit all submissions, in their entirety, to firstname.lastname@example.org – be sure to include the phrase “Fantasy Anthology” in the subject line
- Submissions must be made by December 31st, 2017 to be considered
- Unsheathed will receive a very large marketing effort from Hydra Publications. We kindly request that all authors participating in the anthology make their best efforts as well. The goal of the anthology will be exposure and cross-promotion, not sales and royalties. In order to maximize exposure, the anthology will be priced in electronic version for $0.99 and will also be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.
- Paperback copies will be made available for purchase to all authors
- Each author will be given one full page biographical section in which to list their other works and websites, etc. after their story
- Authors will also receive a detailed sales report after the first month of publication to know how well their work is being marketing and promoted
- Hydra is only interested in first-publication stories, and Hydra will retain rights to the stories for a term of 5 years