Third Flatiron releases quarterly speculative fiction anthologies centered on a predetermined theme. Submissions are open through Jan. 31 for its spring-summer 2019 anthology, Hidden Histories. The editors write:
A secret history (or shadow history) is a revisionist interpretation of either fictional or real history which is claimed to have been deliberately suppressed, forgotten, or ignored by established scholars. Your tale can be based in the real world, past, present, or future, as long as it has a speculative fiction element. We’re not exactly looking for alternate history, but there can be a fork in the road timewise. We’d especially welcome stories about events or people who have been erased from history
Submitting to Third Flatiron’s Hidden Histories
- Publisher: Third Flatiron
- Publication type: Anthology (ebook and possibly paperback)
- Word count: 1,500–3,000 words (inquire to firstname.lastname@example.org before sending if you have a longer story that fits the theme)
- Payment: 6¢/word
- Rights the publisher asks for: First publication rights and exclusive rights for six months after publication
- Submission period: Jan. 1–Jan. 30
- Publication date: April 15, 2019
- Response time: About 8 weeks
- Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format; or send the story in the body of your email.
- Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? No. However, if they reject your story before the end of the reading period, you may submit one more. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
- Will they take reprints? No.
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