Submissions

Anthology Guidelines:

Horizons Now Accepting Submissions

Legion of Dorks Presents: Horizons – An Anthology of Epic Journeys is searching for short stories no more than 7000 words exploring the theme of epic journeys. Submissions are open from January 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020. Your story must be an original, never-before-published creation that centers around an exploration epic in scale.

You must include some sort of adventure, whether real or virtual, that concludes by the end of the story to meet the theme requirements. You cannot write in anyone else’s world. Otherwise, have fun and let your imagination dominate.

  • A colonizer ship reaches the alien planet of its final destination, but finds out someone beat them there.
  • An immortal makes one last journey across the cosmos before she decides to end it all.
  • A teenager sets out on his own to discover his place and discovers he isn’t of this world.
  • The ideas are endless.

We are offering $50 per accepted story.

Fifty percent of all revenue after cost of production will be donated to Toys for Tots in conjunction with the Legion of Dorks December fundraiser.

Email all submissions to submissions@CursedDragonShip.com in standard short story format with the subject “Submission for Horizons (last name).” One story per email please and no more than three submissions total.

If you’re curious about the stories we like, check out the first in the series: Legion of Dorks Presents: Laundered – An Anthology of Monster Messes.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

We are accepting submissions of complete, previously unpublished manuscripts in the speculative fiction genre that have series potential. Speculative fiction encompasses horror, fantasy, and science fiction—and all of the niche categories under those large umbrellas.

We’re only considering full length novels between 40K and 100K words. If it’s shorter or longer, please don’t send it to us.

Also, we do not publish for young children. Please don’t send us anything intended for an audience younger than high school age.

All submissions must be in standard manuscript format. If you’re unsure what that means, check out this helpful guide—though do not underline. Italics is fine. (https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html)

Queries should be sent to submissions@curseddragonship.com with a subject of “{Category} – {Author Name}.” For instance, “Epic Fantasy – Brandon Sanderson” or “Space Opera – Kevin J. Anderson.” If you don’t know the exact category, at least put the big one: horror, fantasy, or science fiction.

Please include in your submission:

  • Query letter in the body of the email
    • with the genre and word count
  • First three chapters of the manuscript as an
    attachment (.docx or .doc)
  • Synopsis as an attachment (.docx or .doc).