So below are forthcoming anthologies I am currently reading stories AKA open calls for submission. When in doubt, email me.
All submissions must pass the Will Ludwigsen Foul-Mouthed Writer's Checklist. Honest. It may sound silly, but more than half the stories I receive do not pass and do not engage me.
Please include in the body of the email what project you are submitting to. Also, I only read RTF files; DOC or DOCX files will be ignored. Submissions should be emailed to me at email@example.com.
Releasing Spring of 2014 from Lethe Press:
I Delight in What the Book Forbids: Stories of Gay Muslim Fantsy.
The title refers to a line from th acclaimed Arab poet Diwan Abu Nawas and, it is our hope, to inspuire both prose poems and short fiction that is both positive in its treatment of Muslim men and expands upon the rich mythology of the Arab world: jinn, the garin, rocs, and ghuls among others. Whether these ga men seek adventure, treasure, or love, the stories should be rich in their surroundings and culture (whether ancient, medieval, or contemporary). Stories should deal with gay or bisexual men and between 2,500 and 10,000 words. Pamen for original fiction is 5 cents a word; reprints receive 1 cent a word. All authors receive a free copy of the book. Consider some of the stories by Alex Jeffers when looking at what I want. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1st.
Releasing June 2014 from Lethe Press:
I'm reading published fantasy, science-fiction, horror and weird stories for the next edition of Wilde Stories, which has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Cover is shown on the right-hand side of this page. Payment is $25 to $100 depending on length (there's no minimum, but I doubt I can use anything longer than 15k). Please send me anything up to the deadline of December 31st, 2013.
The cover art for
Wilde Stories 2014
The cover art for
Heiresses of Russ 2014