Open for Submissions

Attention, writerly types! Two exciting new Australian small press anthologies have been announced in the past week with an open call for submissions. Time to get busy and start subbing.

After the Rain (FableCroft Publishing)

FableCroft Publishing seeks original speculative fiction stories between 2000-10000 words on the theme “After the Rain”. The interpretation of the phrase is multi-faceted and may be literal or figurative, but stories must contain some speculative element – science fiction, fantasy and horror, and all sub-strands of these, are welcome.

The After the Rain anthology is intended for adult readers, but the editor is not looking for overt erotica or gratuitous violence that does not advance the story in some way.

Submissions are open to Australian citizens or residents and close October 31, 2010.

Further information and guidelines can be found here.

Dead Red Heart (Ticonderoga Publications)

We all know about vampires, drinking blood, banished by garlic, killed by sunlight or a stake through the heart.

We all know about Australia, the land down under: sand, beaches and lots of sunlight. That splash of red you see could be a world renowned shiraz, or tomato sauce on a meat pie.

Dead Red Heart will be an anthology of Australian vampire stories, showing vampires in Australian settings. It could be the beach, the outback, suburbs or cities. It could be historical or contemporary.

The editor is looking for stories that capture the essence of vampirism and the essence of Australia. Submissions close 1st December, 2010.

Further information and guidelines can be found here.

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