These are the stories of the folks in fantasy we seldom see. Firm forearms and bound breasts. Short hair and long gazes. Wielders of dragon dildos and sheepskin dental dams. Gruff mages and stalwart scoundrels. Strapping androids and dashing theriomorphs.
We need more butches in fantasy—and butch fantasies!
What this anthology is looking for is lots of fiction and a couple of comics. Genres like fantasy, erotica, and sci fi are wanted, but also paranormal, romance, mystery, even western, where at least the main character/narrator is a butch (of any hardness, gender, sexuality, romantic orientation, race, ability, neurostate, class, age, and culture!).
This isn’t the place for children stories or gore. Seriously.
There is no word limit. Fifty word flash fiction is sweet. 2500 word short stories are great! At 15000 words, it’s pushing a novella, but hey, stellar is stellar. One panel ordeals and two page, five page, ten page comics are wonderful—but maybe don’t go beyond fifteen. Submissions need to be mostly in English, but terminology in the piece can come from other languages.
Submit in Word, Wordpad, Note, or Google Docs. Send all written submissions in the same document along with your name and email address to readingliztening [at] gmail [dot] com.
Submit art in JPEG or PNG formats to the same email along with a document detailing the name of each sent piece (and original place of publication (including blogs) if applicable). There’s no minimum or maximum dpi—just make sure it looks good at, say, 5 inches wide by 8 tall and can still look good if size-adjusted.
Reprints are totally fine, as long as the author retains the rights to their work and the publication and/or blog it originally appears in is mentioned in the submission. Multiple submissions are okay, and simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you notify the above email if your piece is accepted anywhere else.
Unfortunately, there won’t be any payment for this project.
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 23, 2017.
Direct all questions and comments to editor Liz Tetu at the email already mentioned or through the messaging mechanic on Tumblr to lizwhohappenstoread .