Short story projects for submission 2019
The topics for the 2019 Third Flatiron anthologies, were Hidden Histories, which I failed to progress past the concept stage, and Longevity, which I’m working on.
They generally produce three Anthologies, with different themes, each year. They like speculative fiction, so scifi, fantasy, horror, magical realism, alternative worlds, time travel…
Rhonda has several Anthologies in the fantasy/horror spectrum on the go most of the time. Some (including Roar)are restricted to her mailing list subscribers, so sign up. Her Elemental Anthology theme is going through Air, Earth, Wind and Water. She also has animal themes from time to time (cats at sea is open till July 19). You can read my review of the Horse one.
Famhair’s Point was shortlisted for the Earth anthology (theme: Giants) but missed the final cut.
Currently working on one for Roar and will add one for Air when I have time.
The Insecure Writers Support Group started producing an annual anthology five years ago now. The call is generally published in March or April, and closes in September.
The current call is on the theme of Voyagers, in the MG historical – fantasy/adventure genres. Debate continues over what that covers.
I have an idea which I’m working on.
The Moth Prize for short fiction (annual). Asks for stories suitable for the magazine, to be judged by a guest writer or repute. Up to 5,000 words. €15 (approximately $17)fee. Deadline June 30 2019.
I submitted Famhair’s Point after Rhonda released it.
Ely Writers Club
This is a local writer’s club which has an annual short story competition. I entered a version of the Fatal Decision a couple of years ago. They are making an anthology of their favourite stories and selling it to raise money for a community charity. More details in due course.
Noirwich – annual submission
Noirwich is a Crime Writing Festival in Norwich each September. The last couple of years have included a short story competition that relates to Norwich or Norfolk. Usually announced early summer with an August deadline.
My submission in 2018 was shortlisted in the top ten, but didn’t make the top three.