This is a general FYI for our submissions guidelines, and currently open submission calls.
General Submission Requirements
These are some of the rules of thumb for submitting for one of our anthologies. NOTE that this may vary from anthology to anthology, and you should take note of any specific guidelines the editor of the book for which you’re submitting has included.
Sexual themes and violence are okay if they’re required by the story, but gratuity will disadvantage you.
Most of our anthologies are crowdfunded. We use Indiegogo. Payment will vary from book to book, but you will most likely be expected to do some promoting work for the crowdfunding. It won’t be mandatory, but we are far more likely to continue working with authors who are willing to help out in that regard.
Suggested word count depends on the anthology in question. If you’re going to break it, make sure you do it exceptionally well.
Please submit stories as a .doc, .odt, or .rtf file to email@example.com. Ideally 12 point with a clean font (Times, Calibri, Ariel, or something similar) and 1.5 spacing.
The author will retain copyright of the work. Solarwyrm Press requests first print and digital publication rights, exclusive for 3 months from publication. After that, the author is free to accept publication elsewhere, post the story to their blog, or anything else. Reprints are not usually accepted, but again this will vary depending on the book in question.
Stories may be edited for minor spelling, grammar, or formatting issues. Stories with major spelling and grammar issues will be rejected.
We are not currently actively seeking books for publication, but you may send queries to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish. We make no promises though about how long it will take to get back to you. So be aware that it could be quite a while.