ANTHOLOGIES

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The 1001 KNIGHTS ANTHOLOGY KICKSTARTER is LIVE !!!

1001 Knights is a massive 3-volume anthology project focusing on creating people-positive characters with feminist overtones. Over the course of 3 volumes, 250+ artists explore themes about what it means to be a knight and what makes for a strong character through illustration, comics, poetry, and prose. The artists involved have worked long and hard to create meaningful art that will uplift and inspire readers. 1,001 knights will be represented between all 3 volumes, including fictional characters and the contributing artists. In order to make this the coolest and most epic anthology we can dream of, we need your help! All money raised will go towards making the book and compensating the participating artists. 1001 Knights is created & curated by Annie Stoll & Kevin Jay Stanton.

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Rise a knight & help us spread the word so we can make this anthology a reality!

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COMING SOON!

We’re super thrilled to announce Siblings: An Illustrated Anthology”, an upcoming 84-page zine celebrating siblings in fiction! Curated by Andy & Angela and featuring the work of over 55 incredible guest artists, this book will feature characters spanning across all media and genres - from mythology to manga and everything in-between.

Preview art by:
Hilda Ylhäinen || Enduro
Janet Sung || Sonia Liao
Kiernan Sjursen-Lien || Yeehun

Follow the official blog for more previews and upcoming pre-order information!

North American Myths and Legends:
A collection focusing on stories old, new, and re-imagined

Greetings all!

Dandelion Wine Collective is excited to announce the open call for our anthology “North American Myths and Legends”, a collection exploring distinct perspectives surrounding the culture and mythos of what is now known as North America. This is a multimedia art, writing, and comics anthology that we will be kickstarting in July 2017 to print in full color!

What are we looking for?

Unique interpretations of the idea of a “North American myth.” We know about Paul Bunyan, the Alamo, urban legends, the cryptids and lore surrounding various areas of the continent, but what is something that you’ve experienced or learned that brought meaning to the place you’ve grown up in and know as home? There is an ever-changing relationship between the present and the past, tales that are brought in and evolved throughout generations of immigrant and native people.

Get creative, and think about the story you can bring to the table! Even if you are making a work of speculative fiction, try to source it back into your own experiences and find out how your unique viewpoint will set it apart. Take something new and study it, something old and revamp it, or bring us a story that has yet to exist, because only you can tell it!

We are looking for all sorts of personal narratives, fictional and nonfictional, that expand on the idea of what it means to be “American,” what makes a “myth”, and what makes a “legend.” This is a LGBT+ friendly (and encouraged!) book, and we at DWC seek to especially give a voice to and elevate stories from people of color.

Keep reading

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WE’RE ALMOST THERE!!! HELP US REACH THE GOAL!!!

Check out our most recent Kickstarter update - the past 36 hours have been amazing! Enjoy the sneak peeks above and continue helping us spread the word! Thanks! 

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Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction ( 2016 ) 

“A necessary and relevant addition to the Black LGBTQ literary canon, which oftentimes overlooks Black lesbian writing,

Lez Talk

is a collection of short stories that embraces the fullness of Black lesbian experiences.  The contributors operate under the assumption that “lesbian” is not a dirty word, and have written stories that amplify the diversity of Black lesbian lives.

At once provocative, emotional, adventurous, and celebratory, Lez Talk crosses a range of fictional genres, including romance, speculative, and humor. The writers explore new subjects and aspects of their experiences, and affirm their gifts as writers and lesbian women. 

Beginning with Sheree L. Greer’s “I Can’t Turn it Off,” a short, powerful tale imbued with socio-political undercurrents, the collection also includes work from Claudia Moss, LaToya Hankins, Lauren Cherelle, K.A. Smith, S. Andrea Allen, Faith Mosley, and Eternity Philops.”

Edited by S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle  

Get it  now here


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☆ One Kingdom ☆

Well now that some zines have already arrived and others are on their merry way, I am finally allowed to post my piece for it! I simply adored this book series so I was ecstatic to be part of this project. (I also did a tiny laurent sticker, so if you got the special bundle look for the one with the roses!). If you are curious about my past CaPri work you can also check my tag

Thank you ever so much @captiveprincezine Charity Zine mods for putting this together, I can’t wait to have my copy on my hands! And thank you everyone who got a copy<3 ( I can’t wait to see C.S. Pacat’s reaction to all the amazing art in this book once she gets it…!!! omg)

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We are so very honored to announce the introduction writers for 1001 Knights!

Samantha Swords, a real life lady knight for Courage
Steven Sugar and Rebecca Sugar, a super talented pair of siblings for Fellowship
Richie Pope, an incredible illustrator and activist for Wisdom

Read about it on our kickstarter post: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegreatwindmill/1001-knights/posts/1494032

1001 Knights Kickstarter is ending Feb 26 at 10:51 AM EST!

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Anthologies and the Writer's Rights

Anonymous said: Hi! Your blog has been so helpful to me so, let me start by saying thank you for everything that you do! Secondly, I have a question about online writing anthologies paying writers for their submissions. What is the writer’s rights in terms of how they are paid? Are they just paid once for having a submission accepted, or do they also profit from each sale of the anthology?

Usually, a writer is paid for their story up front. You can check individual advertisements for submissions to anthologies for details on how payment for that anthology works. Here are a few lists of upcoming anthologies that are currently asking for submissions:

I also recommend that you check out these articles on how anthologies are created.

Be sure to read over the guidelines for submission carefully and follow them to the last detail. And edit your work before submission. Even if you are an amatuer writer, you should present yourself as professionally as possible in your submission. (That means no exclamation marks or internet slang.) The publishing industry is rough, and even being considered for publication is a difficult process. Treat publication with the respect it deserves.

That being said, don’t ever let a publisher take advantage of you. When you contribute to an anthology, you should get a contract covering payment details as well as the rights requested of you as a contributor. If you don’t receive a contract, ask for one. If you still don’t get it, I would suggest that you back out of the project. Protect yourself and your writing. Don’t hand over your creative work to a publisher without a contract.

Learn more about writers’ rights:

Contributing to anthologies can be confusing, so arm yourself with as much information about the anthology submission guidelines and your rights as a writer as possible before agreeing to be part of the project.

If you have experience with writing for anthologies that you would like to share, I’m sure we’d all love to benefit from your advice! You can comment on this post by reblogging or else send us a message with your tips.

Thank you very much for your message, anon! I hope this helps!

-C

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Fiction Week: Speculative Fiction Anthologies

Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology - Barbara Smith

The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women’s lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women’s lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published.

Purchase Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology

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“Eat this, Spring. Please eat this.”
She licked her lips out of instinct more than anything else and found sweet rather than salt.
Tangy and bright. He lifted the piece of his heart to her lips again, and she opened her mouth, felt the sticky sweet pips of him fall between her lips.
She chewed, feeling them burst with a flavor she didn’t think was blood, but didn’t know what else it could be.
It was astringent against her tongue, made her teeth hurt, but she opened for another bite. More pips, as if he could plant himself inside her.


Hades & Persephone Reylo AU for the Reylo Fairytale Anthology. Please do check out the full book! It’s free for your viewing pleasures.

Also a big, big BIG thank you to my partner-in-crime and now my very close friend @reylotrashcompactor who was my writer for this piece. I couldn’t have ever done such a piece without your immense support and partnership.

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Grab a copy of 1001 Knights HERE (http://bit.ly/1001Knights ) before it’s gone! Help us get the word out about these amazing artists!!!

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★彡 ame |  A Sparrow | Aatmaja Pandya | Aimee Young | Alec McGovern
Alex Boake | Alex Chautin | Alex Chiu | Alex Eckman-Lawn | Alexis Green
Alice Meichi Li | Allison Strejlau | aluminumbunny | Alyssa Maynard
Amanda Boucher | Amanda Schank | Ameorry Luo | Andrew Kolb
Andy Bennett | Andy Lee | angela an | Angela Tong | Anissa Espinosa
Annie Stoll | Anoosha Syed | Arielle Soutar | Ashley Mackenzie
Athina K. Poda | aXL99 | Barbara Geoghegan | Barbara Perez Marquez
Becca Hillburn | Beena Mistry | Beth Sparks | Billy Baumann
C.S. Hunsher | Caitlyn Kurilich | Cameron Nicholson | Candace Ellis
Carey Pietsch | Caris Cruz | Caroline Dougherty | Carrie Eli
Catherine M. Miller | Charles Tan | Charlotte Gomez | Chris Kindred
Christina Chung | Christina Major | Christopher Hanson | Chu
Claire Almon | Claire Kearns | Claire Nemes | Clare DeZutti | Claudie Scott
Cole Ott | Colin Lawler | Crystal Kan | Dane Cozens | Daniel Shaffer
Darryl Ayo | Dashiell Silva | David “scrotumnose” Alegre | Delia Evin
Devin McKernan | Eleonor Piteira | Emily Cheeseman | Emily Paik
enduro | Eri Kawakami | Ethan Aldridge | F Choo | Fahmida Azim
Fleur Sciortino | George Bletsis | Glenn Harvey | Grace Fong
Greg Wright | Hannah Christenson | Hazel Newlevant | Heidi Black
Hkezza | ian densford | Ian Wilding | Isabelle Melançon | J. Piechowiak
Jabari Weathers | Jacob Sanders | Jacques Lee | Jaimonster | Jake Myler
Janet Sung | JD Benefield | Jen Bartel | Jen Overstreet | Jenn Liv
Jenn Woodall | Jennifer Smith | Jenny McKeon | Jensine Eckwall
Jess Hurley | Jessica Roux | Jez Tuya | Jimm Pegan | Joe Dragunas
Joe Grabowski | John Soleas | Jon Westwood | Jonathan Ying
Jordan Witt | Josh McKenzie | Josh Tierney | Julia Lavigne | Julia Scott
June Vigants | Justin Woo | Kalegiro | Kallie LeFave | Kat Stockton
Kata Kane | Katie Longua | Katie Sawatsky | Kaysha Siemens
Kekai Kotaki | Kelley McMorris | Kelly Leigh Miller | Kelly Smith
Kevin Jay Stanton | Kevin Panetta | Kevin Mutch | Kiki Jenkins
KJ Martinet | Kori Michele Handwerker | Kyle Letendre | Lane Garrison
Lanny Liu | laughingbear | Lauren Degraaf | Leisl Adams | Leonard Peng
Leslie Craig | Levon Jihanian | Lilith Winter | Lindsay Cannizzaro
Little Paper Forest | Liz Pulido | Lizzie Parberry | Loish | Lynda Ferguson
Lynnette Franklin | Maggie Lynn Negrete | Magnus Atom | Marek Jarocki
Marguerite Dabaie | Mariana Alves | Mark Ledgerwood | Martin Kirby
Mary Verhoeven | Masae Seki | Matt Rockefeller | Matthew DeMino
Matthew K. Hoddy | Max Humphries | Meg Hunt | Megan Brennan
Megan L. Heaton | Melanie Modesti | Melissa Duffy | Melody Often
Meredith Miotke  | Meridel Newton | Michael Hoeweler
Michael Manomivibul | Michelle Hiraishi | Mike Schultz | Mikey A. Grant
Minki Kim | Miranda Meeks | Molly Mendoza | Molly Ostertag
Mychal Amann | Narciso Espiritu | Nate Bear | Nic ter Horst
Nicole Xu | Nika | Nimasprout | Odera Igbokwe | Olivia Huynh
Pam Wishbow | Patricia Thomasson | Paul Reinwand
Paulina Ganucheau | Philippe Poirier | pinkimoon | PMurphy
Polyna Kim | Primary Hughes | R-GIE | Rachel Kahn | Rachel L. Cohen
Rafael Mayani | Ramille Baguio | Reimena Yee | Rel | Rem
Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein | Rhonda Laster | Ricardo Bessa
Ricardo Lopez Ortiz | Rory Phillips | Royal Dunlap | Ru Xu
Ryan Gindlesperger | Ryan North | S.M. Vidaurri | Sage Howard
Sally Jane Thompson | Sara DuVall | Sara Talmadge | Sarah O'Donnell
Sarah Simes | Sarah Winifred Searle | Sasha K. | Sayada Ramdial
Scott Wegener | Shanen Pae | Shannon Wright | Sheila Machicado
Sofia Nehlawi | Sprias | Stephanie Bailey | Stephanie Kao
Steven Sugar | Stu Linfield | Tait Howard | Tanya Burr | Tatiana Soutar
Terrana Cliff | The Gorgonist | The Third RLM | Thomke Meyer
Tim Ferrara | Trudi Castle | Trungles | Tyto-Alba | Vanessa Satone
Vaughn Pinpin | venus jaw | Victoria Ying | Vlad Gusev | Xavier Garcia
Young Kim | Yunshu Chen | Zachary Clemente | Zoey Hogan
Zofia Zabrzeska

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