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Call for Submissions: Girls of Might and Magic
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The ladies behind Diverse Books With Magic are planning our first anthology! We are looking for coming-of-age speculative fiction stories that celebrate the magic of strength, resilience, and hope. All types of speculative fiction will be accepted, including high fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, dystopian, paranormal, etc. We are looking for stories that celebrate diversity in all forms. This can include characters of color, characters with disabilities, stories that explore a culture or religion, etc.
We will accept 15 stories from open submissions. While these stories will target a YA and NA audience, the themes explored will be universal. Let your imagination run wild! More details below:
Title: Girls of Might and Magic
Theme: Coming-of-age speculative fiction stories about girls discovering their inner strength
Word Count: 3000-5000 word short stories
Submission Fee: There is no submission fee
Other Fees: Authors accepted into the anthology will pay $30 for formatting/cover art/proofreading/advertisements.
Manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12pt font.
The first page should include the title of the story, author’s name, and email address.
Attach the story in either .docx or .doc, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Girls of Might and Magic: Title of Short story-Author Name
Save your file as STORY TITLE-AUTHOR NAME
Submission Deadline: March 26, 2021
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