Anthology Submissions for Zimbell House


Please Note:

Submission decisions are not made until after the individual anthology deadline has been reached.

Notifications will be sent within 30 days from the deadline.

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Ghost Stories

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about ghosts! Keep your shape-shifters and vampires at home, the only paranormal characters allowed in this anthology are the ghostly kind.

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature ghostly characters. Show our readers what life is like in the ‘great beyond’. Is your ghost an earthly clinger? Bent on revenge? A guardian angel? Or do they dwell elsewhere? Does your ghost have a job? Do they get promotions? Can they cross dimensions? Do they fall in love?

Show our readers your best ghost story. We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 6,000 and the maximum word count is 35,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early October 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 35,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017.

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Second Chance

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about second chances-for Angels. What happens when an angel screws up their job? Do they get to choose their next assignment? How are their jobs assigned in the first place? How does someone become an angel? Does the angel get to choose which team they work for-Heaven or Hell? What does a promotion look like? Are there levels like a corporate ladder for angels? Do angels go on company retreats? What does an angel have to do to get an assignment working with humans? Do they even want to? How do angels train?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Show our readers what life is like in the ‘great beyond’. Forget what dogma tells us, this is fiction! Let’s have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge? A guardian angel? Or do they dwell elsewhere? Can they cross dimensions? Do they fall in love? Can they be re-born as a human for the ultimate Second Chance?

Show our readers your best angel story. We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 6,000 and the maximum word count is 35,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early November 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 35,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017.

submit

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Stranded

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about what would happen if stranded on a deserted island. How did your character get there? Who is with your character? Is the island truly deserted or simply uncharted? Does your character die there, get rescued, or saves him/herself? How does your character survive? Can the island sustain life or is it depleted of natural resources?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let’s have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge?  Do they fall in love? We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of early December 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017.

submit

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Children of Zeus

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about Zeus’s children. These mythic tales can be from either Zeus’s POV or from the child’s. Is the child a full god-immortal? Acknowledged or denied? A favorite? Does the child have any special abilities or gifts? What will the child’s occupation be? Where does he/she live? Do they get along with his other children, what about their mother’s family? Any human siblings? What does Zeus’s wife, Hera, think? How does the child evolve through the centuries?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let’s have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge?  Do they fall in love? Do they perpetually strive to please or gain favor with Zeus? We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017 with a targeted release date of late December 2017.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017.

submit

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Hera’s Daughter

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about the daughter of Hera. These mythic tales can be from either Hera’s POV or from the daughter’s. We are looking for tales of match-making, marriage, and how woman invoke her help. How does Hera’s daughter feel about this subject? Is she bitter, angry, forever hopeful and optimistic? Does she want her mother’s help, want to take over the family business, sabotage it? What about modern day online dating? Is that the invention of Hera?  Or her daughter trying to streamline the requests for help?

We want ’em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let’s have some fun with the characters.  We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017 with a targeted release date of late January 2018.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017.

submit

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A Nymph’s Tale: A Collection of Whimsical Fables

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about the wee folk. These tales of fantasy should be spun including characters such as nymphs, fairies, pixies, elves, leprechauns, and other magical creatures.  No giants, trolls, vampires or shape-shifters please. Humans are allowed. These fables should contain a lesson learned or otherwise have a moral to the story. A cautionary tale, a virtue learned, these are the tales we are looking to include.

While traditionally a fable contains animals to teach the lesson to a child, in this anthology we will be utilizing the creatures of myth, however this is not a book for children. We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 15,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of late February 2018.

There is no fee to submit for this anthology.

 Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 15,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017.

submit

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