Ends on October 31, 2017

Children of Zeus

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about Zeus's children. These mythic tales can be from either Zeus's POV or from the child's. Is the child a full god-immortal? Acknowledged or denied? A favorite? Does the child have any special abilities or gifts? What will the child's occupation be? Where does he/she live? Do they get along with his other children, what about their mother's family? Any human siblings? What does Zeus's wife, Hera, think? How does the child evolve through the centuries?

We want 'em all, short-stories to novellas, that feature these questions and more. Let's have some fun with the characters. Are they bent on revenge?  Do they fall in love? Do they perpetually strive to please or gain favor with Zeus? We want fully developed characters with plots that capture the imagination.

Submissions of both short stories and novellas to this anthology are welcome, please keep in mind the minimum word count is 3,500 and the maximum word count is 20,000.

This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017 with a targeted release date of late December 2017.

Submit your best work.  We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.

Submission Guidelines:

  • No work may be more than 20,000 words.  Please watch your word count.  Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this anthology.
  • The work must not have appeared in print or online anywhere before.
  • All submissions must be in English.
  • Each author may submit up to three (3) unique works-please submit them separately.
  • Work must be in Microsoft Word or RTF, double spaced, 12 point font.

All contributing authors will receive a free copy of the book in softcover.  Authors that are chosen for the anthology will not be paid nor receive royalties for their submission.  Again there is no charge for the submissions.  This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017.

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