Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Left Hand Publishers - Anthology Call

Left Hand Publishers has posted an anthology call for "Mindscapes & Mysteries Unimagined".  I've read the guidelines twice and I'm still not sure if this is one anthology or two.  For Mindscapes Unimagined they want stories of 4000 to 9000 words that focus on supernatural, horror, urban fantasy, and speculative fiction.  For Mysteries Unimagined  they want stories of 4000 to 11,000 words that spotlight mysteries thriller, and crime drama.  All stories must have a twist ending.  The deadline is July 31, 2018 and payment is $25.  You can find the details here.


Editor, Left Hand Publishers said...

First of all, thank you for the mention. The call for submission is for two different titles. Mindscapes Unimagined will be a cross-genre anthology featuring sci-fi, supernatural, horror, pretty much any speculative fiction (as long as it is well-written with a good twist). Mysteries Unimagined will be a separate anthology focused on crime, mysteries, whodunits, and psychological thrillers. Since good mysteries are so much harder to write (leaving subtle clues without giving away the plot), we are leaving room to possibly combine the two books if we don't get enough quality submissions. So far, that doesn't seem to be an issue, as we are getting in a great deal of awesome short stories. Thanks again for your notice and posting.

sandra seamans said...

Thanks for the clarification!