Announcement – Submissions for Sapphire Bullets in Flight are now open!

***ANNOUNCEMENT***

Crime/Mystery Fiction Anthology ‘Sapphire Bullets in Flight’ is open for submission

 

We had a great experience with our first open submission anthology last year, and we wanted to head into 2021 with even more new offerings to showcase. Having a central theme for the first anthology was good, but we wanted to broaden the appeal a little bit so we’re going with a genre theme.

This new anthology is centered on the Crime/Mystery genre, which is definitely a broad offering with a lot of different avenues to choose from. We will be looking to include the following:

  • Short fiction
  • Thematically relevant poetry
  • Black and white art

Tentatively scheduled to be published in November 2021.

 

Submission Guidelines

 

  • Submissions will be accepted between March 1st and July 31st
  • Submissions are work that is previously unpublished
  • Poetry – 5 pieces max per author
    • Should be proofread and formatted as you’d like it to appear on the page
    • Clearly titled, or if untitled then clearly noted break between pieces
    • Submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Fiction – 1 piece, 10,000 words max
    • Will consider multiple pieces by the same author as long as the total word count is not more than 10,000 words
    • Submitted in .doc or .docx format
  • Art – Black and White
    • Page size of the books is 5.5”x8.5” so the art should look good in that size
    • No nudity
    • Submitted in .jpg or .png format

 

 

For consideration, please send your submissions to neonsunrisepub@gmail.com with the subject – Anthology Submission-Sapphire Bullets

In your email, please include the following:

  • Name
  • Pen Name (if different)
  • Email address
  • Relevant Social Media accounts
  • What you’re submitting (Poetry/Story/Art)
  • For stories – a short blurb describing your submission
  • Submission Attachment in the prescribed formats

 

Accepted submissions will receive additional details and an expected timeline of events related to the publication as well as compensation details.

We will use Kickstarter to fund costs related to the initial publication, and will expect all of the authors/artists that are accepted for the anthology to assist with promoting the campaign while it’s live.

All authors/artists will, at a minimum, receive copies of the anthology to sell on their own in what ever manner seems fitting to them.

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