The anthology SonofaWitch! edited by Trysh Thompson is open to short story submissions from February 1 to March 31, 2017.
More details about both opportunities below. Full guidelines on the Submit: Fiction and Submit: Anthologies pages. See more about what our editors are looking for here.
At this time, World Weaver Press seeks standalone titles only, between 20,000 words and 100,000 words. Standalone means the story is complete in one volume. We are not acquiring new series (or books with "series potential") at this time. World Weaver Press publishes in both digital (ebook) and paperback (print on demand) formats. Unagented submissions welcome.
Length: Novels, Novellas, Single-Author Story Collections
Audience: Adult, Young Adult, New Adult
Genres: Speculative Fiction, including, but not limited to: Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fairy Tale, Hard Science Fiction, Soft Science Fiction, Space Opera, Solarpunk, Steampunk, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Science Fiction Romance, Paranormal Mystery
Please note we are unlikely to consider horror, grimdark, or dystopia.
We encourage writers of all genders, orientations, ethnicities, and nationalities to submit to us, and we welcome manuscripts featuring people of color, disabled people, and members of the LGBT+ community doing kickass things in fantasy and science fiction milieus.
How to Query
Send a query letter in the body of the email + the first 5000 words attached as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf to submissions[at]worldweaverpress[dot]com. In the subject line, tell us “Novel,” “Novella,” or “Collection” and the title. (For example: Novel Query: Most Awesome Book Ever) Query letters must include the approximate word count, audience, and genre. (For example: Most Awesome Book Ever is a 90,000 word young adult urban fantasy novel.) All World Weaver Press editors will read all queries, so you do not need to address your query to a particular editor.
We will respond to all queries within six weeks.
If we are interested in reading more, we will request a partial manuscript and synopsis. Partial and full manuscripts should follow William Shunn’s Manuscript Format and use a standard font such as Times New Roman, Garamond, or Georgia. Courier is okay if you absolutely insist. Please use italics—do not underline to indicate italics. Responses to partial and full manuscripts may take several months.
More details, including rights and payment information, can be found here.
Anthologist: Trysh Thompson
Open for Submissions: February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Expected Publication: Fall 2017
Story Length: up to 15,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy
No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, poison an apple to enact a sleeping curse, to banish an enemy to an alternate reality, or just to conjure up some Nutella when there is none in the house.
But what happens when those spells go horribly awry?
SONOFAWITCH! seeks humorous stories of spells gone wrong. What spell fell apart and how did the witch get out of it? Give me a contemporary setting (mainly because it lends itself to more humor). The rest is up to your imagination.
Audience: Preference for New Adult/Adult, though a thoroughly compelling YA is fine.
Send stories as an attachment (.doc, .docx or .rtf only) to