Call for Submissions: Pirate Wenches
Editor: Deb Amia
Publisher: Shadoe Publishing, LLC
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Payment: $100 and 1 copy of the book within 90 days of publication
Rights: exclusive for two years to publish the story in this anthology in print and ebook. Author will retain their copyright but assign it to the publisher for those two years. After those three years they may republish it in their own book(s) but Shadoe Publishing, LLC retains the right to print/publish Pirate Wenches Book 1 including said book. Shadoe Publishing, LLC also retains the right to market said story using the authors name for the purpose of selling the book.
Send your submission as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or word format. Times New Roman black font, with story title, legal name, pseudonym (if applicable), mailing AND email addresses on the first page to Shadoepublishing@gmail.com. Queries are welcome, encouraged, and answered!
Manuscripts must be between 30,000-40,000 words and lesbian-centric. This means lesbians must be the main characters. Pirate Wenches will be the name of the anthology with authors chosen based on their stories about women pirates, privateers, their exploits, and those around them.
The best era to use for this purpose would be: The era of piracy in the Caribbean begun in the 1500s and phased out in the 1830s after the navies of the nations of Western Europe and North America—with colonies in the Caribbean—began combating pirates. The period during which pirates were most successful was from the 1660s to 1730s.
Your story must be new, not published anywhere else. You can use famous people in history or make your own history up completely out of your own mind.
Submissions will be accepted from NOW until December 1, 2017. Anything received after that date will be considered too late for this edition; however, if we get more stories than we need for the first edition, a second may be offered.
Stories may be edited, proofed, and beta-read before submitting, but we will have our own editors, proofers, and beta readers review the final stories.
Those offered contracts will be tied in for two years during which time the story cannot be published elsewhere.