Dark Opus Press is proud to present Tell Me a Fable, our third annual anthology. We will be looking for stroies base on one of Grimm's Fariy Tales. We're sorry, but for the concept we're going for here we are not accepting poetry, reprints or artwork for this anthology.
Our guidelines are simple. All stories MUST be based on a Grimm's Fariy Tale and NOT the Disney version. All stories must have a dark bent to them and be between 2,000 and 6,000 words. This word count is firm and stories outside this word range will not be considered.
MUST be in proper manuscript format. This means: Courier New or Times New Roman fonts, doubled spaced, no extra space between paragraphs, indent paragraphs. Words meant to be italicised or bolded in the final print, please make sure it is that way in your manuscript.
Please read our magazine guidelines to see what we do not want. If you don't review our magazine guidelines, we will know. We know that quite a few of Grimm's tales deal with children so we will be a little more lenient when it comes to violence toward children. However, it must be integral to your story and it should occur off-stage, if possible. If you are unsure, please query first.
Send your submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line please put: submission - Your story title/title of Grimm's tale
Payment for accepted works will be a 1 cent a word US, plus one copy.
The reading period for this anthology will start July 1st and end July 31st or until filled. Stories sent before July 1st will be deleted unread.
All submissions must be in either .doc, .docx, or .rtf
Please be advised: If you require a form to be filled out by us in order for you to get our emails, we will NOT fill them out. We are too busy to take the time to do this. Please approve our email address before hand. If we get an auto response from you, it will just be deleted and we will move on to the next submission.