Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Expanding our next anthology

Sometimes being a small press makes it easier to change directions quickly. As the deadline for our latest anthology was approaching, we decided to make an alteration – or edit, if you will: the anthology is no longer limited to urban fantasy now; we are accepting fantasy stories of any setting.

An EBP fantasy anthology has always been in the planning, to tell you the truth, but several of the submissions we’ve received so far have been only barely urban fantasy and more along the lines of fantasy. So this change enables us to open things up a little bit.

With the story focus expansion, I believe it’s only fair to change the deadline as well. The new deadline has been moved to Friday, September 9. As a result, our publication date will need to shift, too. We haven’t quite nailed down the date, as we have other books in process, too. But I suspect we’re looking at early 2017.

Based on the submissions we’ve received so far, I’ve also decided that fantasy stories need a bit more room than other genres, so the word count has been boosted to 5,500 words. There’s no change in where to send the stories:

If you’re wondering whether your story has been accepted or not, fear not: unless you’ve already received a rejection, the story is being considered. And if you’ve received a rejection, you can submit another story for consideration.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at the same email address listed above.