Anthology Submissions

Due to limited space in general release anthologies, we do not review and reply to submissions for an anthology until the deadline for the anthology closes.

Lovely, Dark, and Deep
Lovely, Dark and Deep
Lovely, Dark, and Deep — An Anthology Call — Wolves, fairies, ghosts, errant campers, and witches … fiction is rife with tales of what happens when people dare to enter, or leave, the woods. A classic setting from the oldest fairytale to the newest thriller, the adventure and danger that comes from wandering around a forest, or a jungle, provides endless opportunity for new stories.

Less Than Three Press is seeking tales of all that can happen in the woods when those who shouldn’t be there venture into them anyway…

THE DETAILS:

  • Deadline is August 31, 2014 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
  • Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
  • Stories may be any pairing except cisgender M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
  • Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
  • Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
  • All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.
  • IMPORTANT: Completed manuscripts should be emailed to michaelj.submissions@gmail.com with LOVELY, DARK, AND DEEP in the subject line. Please include the title of your work, your name, pen name, word count, and a brief summary of the story in your email.

Lovely, Dark, and Deep is a general release anthology, which means authors will receive a flat payment of $200.00 once LT3 has a signed contract.

Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and 2 print volumes of the compiled anthology.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format, single spaced with a space between paragraphs, in an easy to read font (we prefer Calibri size 12) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

Any questions should be directed to the editor Michael Jay at Michael Jay at michaelj.submissions@gmail.com.

 

 

Villains, Inc.
Villains, Inc
Villains, Inc. — An Anthology Call — Tired of goody-two-shoes? Why should those “glowing heroes of good” get all the glory? Villains! They can be antiheroes, misunderstood, or just people who love to cause chaos for the sheer madness of it all. LT3 is seeking stories where the focus is, for once, on the baddies. The badder the better!

Please note, Less than Three has a strong policy against stories with themes of non-consent.

THE DETAILS:

  • Deadline is December 31, 2014 (give or take, we won’t kill you for sending it off the following morning).
  • Stories should be at least 10,000 words and should not exceed approx 20,000 words in length.
  • Stories may be any pairing except cisgender M/F (trans* M/F, M/M, F/F, poly, and all permutations thereof are acceptable).
  • Stories must have a happily ever after (HEA) or happy for now (HFN) end.
  • Any sub-genre is gladly accepted: sci-fi, mystery, contemporary, steampunk, etc.
  • All usual LT3 submission guidelines apply.

Villains, Inc. is a general release anthology, meaning stories will be sold as a compiled ebook in the LT3 book market. Payment will be $200 on acceptance of the story. Authors will receive one copy each of the ebook formats LT3 produces and two copies of the paperback compilation.

Stories should be complete before submitting, and as edited as possible. They can be submitted in any format (doc, docx, rtf, odt, etc) preferably single spaced in an easy to read font (Times, Calibri, Arial) with no special formatting (no elaborate section separation, special fonts, etc). Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

IMPORTANT: This anthology is being coordinated and edited by one of LT3′s senior editors, Tan-ni Fan. To submit, please send your manuscript to tannifanpw@gmail.com. Include the following in your email:

  • Put SUBMISSIONS in the subject line! Emails without this subject line run the risk of not being seen or read, so please, do not forget this!
  • Your real name, pen name (if you use one), and preferred email address.
  • The approximate total length of the completed story.
  • A brief summary of the story, not to exceed approximately 200 words in length.
  • Attach the complete manuscript in .doc, .docx, or .odt format.

Any questions/concerns should be directed to the Editor, Tan-ni Fan at tannifanpw@gmail.com (or you can ping her on twitter @tannifan).