Jan. 13th, 2011
So last September I attended the She-Wolf conference in Manchester, and it was amazing! And because it was so amazing, and because everyone involved worked so hard to make it so, I have no hesitation in passing on this call for submissions. Hannah Kate was the principle organiser of the conference, and based on her own talk there, I have no doubt this will be a fabulous anthology!
Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny
Submissions wanted for a new anthology of short stories of bad, bad female werewolves. Kicking, biting, clawing, fighting: the new lycogyny is far from pretty. We’re looking for new and established writers to contribute dark fiction tales for a new collection of stories filled with feral and feisty lupine femmes.
Publisher: Hic Dragones
What we want: Edgy dark fiction short stories about female werewolves. Male characters are, of course, allowed, but the central character(s) should be female. We have no preconceptions about what ‘female’ or ‘werewolf’ might mean – so all interpretations are welcome. Any genre considered: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, sci fi, steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, dystopian, crossover. Queer, trans, cis, straight are all welcome. High fantasy, revenge fantasy and anything about ‘lunar cycles’ or ‘Mother Nature’ will be considered, but are discouraged. Rather, we’re looking for new takes on an old legend, stories that challenge and unsettle. (And it should probably go without saying that we won’t be including any misogyny, misandry, homophobia, transphobia or racism!)
Word Count: 3000-5000
Submission Guidelines: Electronic submissions as .doc, .docx, .rtf attachments only. 12pt font, 1.5 or double spaced. Please ensure name, title and email address are included on attachment. Email to email@example.com. Submissions are welcome from anywhere, but must be in English.
Submission Deadline: Monday 4th April 2011
Payment: 1 contributor copy (how we wish it could be more!)
For more information, visit www.hic-dragones.co.uk/publishing
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.