Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish
Series: Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries
Open for Submissions: September 1 to November 30, 2016
Expected Publication: Summer 2017
Story Length: Under 7,500 words
Compensation: $10 + contributor copy
Horses are represented in mythology and folklore from Paleolithic right up to modern times. What is it about these magnificent creatures that fascinates us and captures our hearts? Is it their intelligence, their power, their beauty, or something else that draw us to them? That is just one of the questions we’re going to explore in Equus.
I will be looking for stories about every kind of horse from the earthly to the mythological and though I’ll be placing a special emphasis on horses, unicorns and pegasi, every kind of magical equine is welcome (and really, aren’t they all magical?). Stories with a strong sense of place will have an advantage, as will those which explore the connection (for better or for worse) between equines and humans.
Rights and compensation: Payment: $10 and a paperback copy of the anthology from World Weaver Press. We are looking for previously unpublished works in English. Seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.
Open submission period: September 1 - November 30, 2016
Length: Under 7,500 words
Submission method: Upload story as .doc or .rtf to niteblade.submittable.com/submit
The editor will be reading submissions blind, so please remove your name and contact information from the manuscript before submitting.
Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.
Expected Publication Date: Summer 2017
About the Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish is driven by a desire to do All The Things. She founded and ran Niteblade Magazine, is an Assistant Editor at World Weaver Press and is the editor of several anthologies including, most recently, Sirens and C is for Chimera. In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been in publications such as Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012 & 2015) and Mythic Delirium. Her website, updated weekly, is at http://www.rhondaparrish.com