By Rhonda Parrish.
Submissions are opening up very soon for Scarecrow and Corvidae, and I’m so excited. One of my favourite parts of editing an anthology is getting to read all the fantastic stories that are sent my way.
I see on social media that some people are just waiting for the calendar to flip over so they can hit the send button on their submissions, but I assume just as many people are in much earlier stages of their process. So here’s a sneak peek into what I’m thinking and looking for heading into this reading period:
For both titles:
These lists are meant to be descriptive, not prescriptive. I want to try and help out a bit if you find yourself saying, “I’d really like to submit to those anthologies but I haven’t any idea where to start!” Please don’t read this and say, “Well, none of those describe my story, so I won’t even bother.” because really, the best submission of all is going to be the one that gives me something I didn’t even think to ask for, because it’s new and unique.
Make me care about your characters, vanish into your setting or fall in love with your prose and you’ll be a shoe-in for my short list.
*I chose Asia specifically because I’m intrigued by Kuebiko from Japanese mythology. I would give bonus points to anyone who creates their own mythology as well. :)
Full anthology submission guidelines here.
Rhonda Parrish is a master procrastinator and nap connoisseur but despite that she somehow manages a full professional life. She has been the publisher and editor-in-chief ofNiteblade Magazine for over five years now (which is like 25 years in internet time) and is the editor of the forthcoming benefit anthology, Metastasis. In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been included or is forthcoming in dozens of publications including Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast and Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. Her website, updated weekly, is at rhondaparrish.com
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