Announcement: Submissions for the Cold Light of Day are now Open!



Fiction Anthology The Cold Light of Day is open for submission

We’ve released four well received open submission anthologies so far, and we want to expand in 2024 with this second of two exceptional offerings! The Cold Light of Day is our first anthology dedicated solely to fiction and storytelling. We have always included it in our previous offerings, and we are excited to devote an entire volume to a celebration of imaginative storytelling.


Is there a theme?

The short answer is no.

We thought about the idea of a theme for quite awhile after the last anthology was released, and the more time we spent considering it, the more it became apparent that we didn’t want to put ourselves into an arbitrary box for this new release.

We want to highlight fiction across genres with this new release – mystery, thriller, horror, romance, scifi, historical, paranormal – Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Short Stories, and Novelettes – everything will be considered! Show us your best stories and the tales you’re dying to tell.

What about art?

If you’re familiar with our previous anthologies, you know that we also tend to include art within the books, and there will be some included in The Cold Light of Day also! We have made the collective decision to commission art directly for this release rather than include it in the call for submissions.

This anthology is tentatively scheduled to be published in January 2025.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions will be accepted between February 1st and December 31st 2024
  • Submissions are work that is previously unpublished (preferably)
    • Social Media posts are not considered as ‘published’ for the purposes of submissions
  • Fiction – 15,000 words max per author
    • Can submit multiple pieces as long as the total word count is at or below the stated maximum
    • Please proofread your submissions
    • Submitted in .doc or .docx format

For consideration, please send your submissions to with the subject – Anthology Submission-The Cold Light of Day

In your email, please include the following:

  • Name
  • Pen Name (if different)
  • Email address
  • Relevant Social Media accounts
  • 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 that are accepted for the anthology to assist with promoting the campaign while it’s live. Promotional materials will be provided.

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

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