Fantasy Short Story Call for Submissions: Tumblr-Twist Anthology
There’s a Tumblr post that goes around Facebook every few years—about how much the OP wants an epic fantasy where the “chosen one” is a retired grandma with a lifetime of experience who goes on her quest with her knitting bag, two cats, and an attendant to manage her medications.
If you aren’t on Tumblr you may not know that there is practically a genre of Tumblr posts about “stories I want to see.” Most of them are twists on common tropes and classic character types.
Write a story either based on a Tumblr-twists or an idea that would make a great Tumblr-twist.
Submit it to us on or before December 15th 2017.
Length: 4,000-25,000 words
Pays: on publication, $25 per accepted story
Cover letter should include: Your name/pen name, the title of the story, word count, and either a link to the Tumblr-twist that inspired the story or one-line premise that you think would make a good Tumblr-twist.
Don’t be the 12th person to send us a Tiny Dragon story—we love the examples we gave, but there are lots more Tumblr-twists out there. (That said, if you have an epic tiny dragon story—send it!)
*where possible we have linked to the original post and/or the earliest post that fully encapsulated the idea. Sometimes the OP had closed their account and we needed to link to one of the re-blogged versions of the post.
The deadline for our Tumblr-Twist anthology is Dec 15th, aka one week from today! If you have a story that puts a “twist” on a common fantasy trope, we’d love to see it. A note for spoonie authors: if you are a couple days behind completing your submission, you can send us your unfinished submission …
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