Flash fiction stories
Closes March 1, 2015
Pagan Writers Press and Ishtar Press (the romance/erotica imprint) are currently seeking flash (short) fiction stories of 1,000 to 2,500 words for inclusion in five separate promotional eBooks for the press. The purpose of these books is to introduce new readers to PWP and display the vast talent of our authors to grow their individual followings.
Themes for these eBooks include:
- Paranormal Romance: These stories focus on relationships, but have a supernatural twist. Characters can be shifters, witches, ghosts, vampires, or a host of other creatures (or be the humans that interact with them). They can be on the darker side, but the focus must be on the relationships.
- Erotica: While the romance has a relationship focus, here we are looking for stories centered on the physical acts of pleasure of one or more parties. All manner of couples and light BDSM welcome.
- Halloween / Samhain: Celebrate the magic and mystique of this solemn (and fun) holiday with stories that occur on this day or the days leading up to it. All non-erotic genres welcome.
One submission per author per collection is allowed (i.e. you can submit two different stories to two of the anthologies, but not more than one story for each).
Please review our standard guidelines before submitting your work. Failure to follow them will result in the rejection of your work.
All settings/eras/time periods welcome unless designated in the comments above.
All manner of relationships (straight, GBLT, or polyamorous) are welcome. Graphic lovemaking should be restricted to the Erotic submissions only. Submissions featuring pedophilia, bestiality, necrophilia, rape as titillation, etc. will be rejected.
Royalties from the sale of the individual anthologies will be split between the company and contributors, paid out on a quarterly basis. Each contributor will also receive an author’s copy of the complete anthology, which will exist in electronic format only.
Submit your work for the anthologies through this submission system.
All work submitted must be your own, and you shall retain copyright. We allow reprints, but the work must not have been published within 90 days of submission.
Please direct any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Submissions – March 1, 2015