We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming fantasy anthology ‘The Hero’s
Due for release in Spring 2022, this anthology will collect short stories from established and emerging writers, bringing together the very best voices from across the fantasy genre.
We are looking for short stories with the theme of ‘The Hero’s Journey’ at their core. Whilst we’re not averse to traditional interpretations, we’re especially interested in explorations that take us into ‘unusual’ territories and subversions that give new life to this classic narrative.
Submissions should be no less than 750 words and no more than 5000 words in length. Files submitted
should be in .docx or .doc format. Please use modern manuscript format for your submission. All stories must
be written in the English language.
Only submissions not currently under consideration for other publications will be accepted. All work submitted through this open call must be previously unpublished. If the story has been posted on the author’s social media or website, we will ask that it is removed should the story be selected for publication. Multiple submissions by the same author are allowed.
Heroic Books welcomes submissions from all writers, regardless of gender/gender identity, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexuality, or age. We would especially like to encourage submissions from writers who may be marginalised or underrepresented in the Fantasy genre.
Authors will be paid £50 for each published story.
The closing date is the 14th May 2021 at midnight.