Submit: Anthologies

Within City Shadows: An Urban Fantasy Anthology
Open for Submissions: May 1 – August 1, 2020
Expected Publication: Late 2020 (may be early 2021)
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Payment: 20$ + contributor copy

Urban Fantasy is one of the publishing world’s most popular genres. From werewolf detectives, magic wielding casters and brooding vampires or occult casting smokers with a bad attitude. Real urban fantasy is gritty, takes places in urban settings under siege by diabolical forces its denizens must learn to live beside. The current reigning king of this genre is the legendary, quirky Harry Dresden. Heroes bend rules, they have real quirks and lovers who aren’t able to stick around because of various reasons.

What We Want: This is what we’re looking for in FyreSyde Publishing’s first ever fantasy. We want gritty like Sin City. Real characters like Harry Dresden and complex stories Sookie Stackhouse.

What We Don’t Want: Paranormal romance. We are avid readers of both and will spot PNR trying to hide as UF. This anthology is NOT about finding the next hot alpha male shifter or vampire. Love can be a part of the story, it cannot be the main objective.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes 

Multiple submissions: No

How to submit: Between May 1 and August 1. Email all submissions to fyresydepublishing@gmail.com. Use this layout: [Anthology Submission] – Name of Anthology.

Any email not following the above template will be deleted!

Lovers in The Dark: A Dark PNR Anthology
Open for Submissions: May 1 – August 1, 2020
Expected Publication: Late 2020 (may be early 2021)
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Payment: 20$ + contributor copy

No one loves a hot wolf shifter, angsty vampire, sexy fae or gorgeous demon as much as readers of paranormal romance. We want to take it further. Give them the darkness they deserve. What does it cost to win their love? Does their heart melt from the ice of their nature to become something more? Are they into something normal society might not agree with?

What We Want: This is what we want to see. Give us some lovers from the dark who find their soulmate (or their soulmate finds them). Give us complex, non-cookie cutter lovers who hide in the dark.

What We Don’t Want: Cookie-cutter characters, tired plot lines, cliches and troping. Do not submit Urban Fantasy. We are avid readers and will spot them a mile away.

Simultaneous submissions: Yes 

Multiple submissions: No

How to submit: Between May 1 and August 1. Email all submissions to fyresydepublishing@gmail.com. Use this layout: [Anthology Submission] – Name of Anthology.