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SUBMISSIONS FOR ANTHOLOGIES

We accept only original, unpublished work.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT WORKS CREATED WITH AI.

Email your submission to:


submissions@ardentdawnpublishing.com

In the subject line, include:
 

Your Name + The name of your work + The abbreviated anthology title

(Jane Doe + Cool Title + X Anthology) 

In the email, include:


A standard greeting.

A separate title page with your real name, the name of your work, word count total, and your pen name (if applicable).

Your submission in a separate document, formatted according to the guidelines. Please DO NOT include your name on your submission.

A short description of your work and why it is a good fit for the anthology.

Your Biography (no greater than 350 words).

Social Media links.

Sign off with preferred name.

Submission Guidelines:

12pt Times New Roman 

1.5 spaced 

0.6cm indent 

1" margins

Footer with your page number

Header with your work's name

We understand that things happen!

To discuss exemptions and/or extensions, please email:

contact@ardentdawnpublishing.com

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TRIALS BY TIDES
*CLOSED*

From vagabonds and corsairs to krakens and sirens, craft a story with an element of the seas. We are looking for exciting plots and dynamic characters.

  • Requirement: Something ocean related - doesn't necessarily have to take place on water. Be creative!

  • Word count: 3,500 - 10,000 words

  • Fantasy/Science Fiction

  • In the subject line of your email, include "TBT ANTHOLOGY"

  • Deadline: JULY 31st 2021

  • No submission maximum
     

ROGUES AND REDEEMERS
*CLOSED*

Power often corrupts. But can the corrupted ever be redeemed? Craft a story where the main character is either corrupted or redeems themselves, or both. Grey morals, subjective interpretation, and fine lines are all welcome!

  • Theme: Corruption and Redemption

  • Word count: 5,000 - 10,000 words

  • Fantasy, Science Fiction

  • In the subject line of your email, include "R&R ANTHOLOGY"

  • Deadline: APRIL 30th, 2022

  • No submission maximum

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SHADOWTOUCHED
*RE-OPENED*

Many of the darkest characters flourish in the dead of the night. Some have noble agendas, others more malicious, and all are are more than they seem...

We are looking for stories that feature some sort of agent of subterfuge. Characters that cheat, bend the rules, or "borrow" goods, as well as poisonings, hoaxes, and elaborate schemes are welcome!
Don't be afraid to experiment! We love ingenuity and novelty. 
Be creative with your story - if you're unsure if your story fits, shoot us a message!

  • Requirement: Thieves, assassins, vigilantes, agents of darkness, etc.

  • Word count: 3,500 - 10,000 words

  • Fantasy, Science Fiction

  • In the subject line of your email, include "ST ANTHOLOGY"

  • Deadline: MARCH 1ST, 2024

  • No submission maximum

THE FIERCE AND THE FORGOTTEN

*CLOSED*

It is often more than not that the true heroes go unnoticed. Craft a story where the characters save the day, but are either ignored or forgotten by history. We are looking for stories that have depth and emotion.

  • Theme: Forgotten heroes, loneliness

  • Word count: 3,500 - 7,000 words

  • Fantasy, Science Fiction

  • In the subject line of your email, include "F&F ANTHOLOGY"

  • No submission maximum

  • Deadline: TBA 2023

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THE WISE AND THE WICKED

*CLOSED*

Power often corrupts... weave a story where the main character gains immeasurable power, only to have it ripped away. Be creative with how your character gains and loses their power.

  • Theme: Power and downfall

  • Word count: 4,000 - 10,000 words

  • Fantasy, Science Fiction

  • In the subject line of your email, include "W&W ANTHOLOGY"

  • Deadline: TBA

  • No submission maximum

GALDR
*CLOSED*

Spells, enchantments, and illusions... For this anthology, we are looking for stories with interesting takes on magic, and users of magic that are enticing to read about. Be creative!

  • Requirement: Magic

  • Word count: 2,000 - 8,000 words

  • Fantasy

  • In the subject line of your email, include "GALDR ANTHOLOGY"

  • Deadline: TBA

  • No submission maximum

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