Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith plan to launch a new fiction anthology series, Fiction River beginning in April 2013. Each issue will be devoted to a theme, with stories from a variety of genres and both well-known and new authors. Get more details here and visit their Kickstarter page here.
Story Brewhouse is seeking submissions for an anthology of creative fiction about beer. A Six Pack of Stories will publish in 2013, in both digital and print, with stories that “feature beer in meaningful ways.” The editors are looking for all genres of stories. There are no length limits, though they warn that anything over 10,000 words may have a tough time finding a home. The deadline for submissions is October 26, 2012. Find the details here.
Still Moments Publishing publishes a wide variety of romance fiction from 20,000 to 100,000 words. Find the submission details here.
Still Moments is also seeking submissions for several anthologies:
Unexpected Bumps — stories with a baby or pregnancy theme. 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline November 30, 2012.
A Twist of Tales – fairy tales with a unique twist. 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline October 31, 2012
Frost Bite – stories about shape-shifters in winter. 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline October 15, 2012
Winter’s Kiss – winter romance stories, 5,000 to 15,000 words, Deadline October 1, 2012
Christmas Magic – holiday romance, 5,000 to 15,000 words. Deadline August 18, 2012
Find details guidelines for all these special calls here.
First Crime Novel Competition
The 2013 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition is now open!Read the rules carefully and guidelines carefully before submitting your entry. This contest is sponsored by Minotaur Books & Mystery Writers of America.
For previous winners, go HERE.