Beyond the familiar tropes of knights and castles, elves and dragons, there is a whole world of possibilities for fantasy literature.
This collection seeks to explore the stories available in non-traditional fantasy.
They are looking for secondary world fantasy, where the world building and story telling is based on sources other than medieval Europe.
These can be based on other Earth cultures, examples such as Barry Hughart’s fantasy China in Bridge of Birds, or Aliette de Bodard’s magical Aztec Empire in Servant of the Underworld. Alternately, they could have a totally original setting, such as M.A.R. Barker’s Tekumel, N.K. Jemisin’s Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, or China Mieville’s Bas-Lag.
LENGTH: 1000-6000 words. We will consider a select few longer works, but query first.
RIGHTS SOUGHT: First Worldwide print and electronic English Language rights. Exclusivity for 1 year from date of release. Non-exclusive rights to keep the anthology in print afterwards.
PAYMENT: £0.03/word (approx. 5¢/word US). Contributor’s copy. Payment will be made when story line-up is finalized.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1st
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