So below are forthcoming anthologies I am currently reading stories AKA open calls for submission. When in doubt, email me.
I am always looking for gay- and lesbian-themed tales of the fantastic and strange for the annual anthologies, Wilde Stories and Heiresses of Russ. I am only seeking stories that were published in 2014. What do I mean by published--if the story appeared in print or online for the first time in 2014. I also edit Best Gay Stories, which is looking for quality gay male short fiction and creative non-fiction. Reprints must be under 10k word count and payment ranges from $25 to $100. Payment is upon publication. Deadlines for all three of these Year's Best books is April 1st, 2015.
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 fail to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org unless specified otherwise.
Releasing Fall of 2016 from Lethe Press:
The Engorged Book of Gay Vampire Stories
Cover art for
Wilde Stories 2015