Submission call: Juneta Key and Vanessa Wella want short stories for anthology about grumpy gods Due Jan. 13, pays royalties

Editors Juneta Key and Vanessa Wells seek short stories in fantasy, horror, sci fi, and other speculative genres for their planned anthology Grumpy Old Gods. Gods may be from established mythologies, or you can create them out of whole cloth. This will be an indie-published anthology and is not associated with an established publisher. The editors write:

We’re looking for stories about mythical Gods who are waning, reborn, retired, or otherwise AWOL from their assigned post.

We invite you to re-imagine old myths, mine your local retirement home for things that tickle your fancy, and invite your Muse to go wild. The only requirement is that the god or goddess in question (or whole pantheon if you so choose) must be retired, retiring, waning in power, or ignoring their responsibilities. Bonus points for good humor.

Submitting to Grumpy Old Gods

  • Publisher: Juneta Key and Vanessa Wells
  • Publication: Grumpy Old Gods (title may change)
  • Publication type: anthology
  • Editor: Juneta Key and Vanessa Wells
  • Word count: 3,000-4,000
  • Payment: “All authors who participate in the collection will receive an equal portion of the profit, paid quarterly via PayPal. None of the startup costs for the book (book cover, formatting, etc…) will be deducted from the proceeds.”
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First rights
  • Deadline: Jan. 13
  • Publication date: March 2019
  • Response time: Six weeks
  • Format: Word Doc or PDF. Contact editors if you need to submit in a different format.
  • Will they take simultaneous submissions? Not specified.
  • Will they take multiple submissions? Not specified. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? Not specified.
  • Who to contact with questions:
  • Additional notes: This anthology will be independently published. This means that it is not associated with an established publisher whose track record you can verify. You can, however, check the editors’ track records and contact them with questions.

Find more details at Grumpy Old Gods Call for Submissions |, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call here!

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