A Nymph’s Tale: A Collection of Whimsical Fables
Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for
short stories about the wee folk. These tales of fantasy should be spun
including characters such as nymphs, fairies, pixies, elves,
leprechauns, and other magical creatures. No giants, trolls, vampires
or shape-shifters please. Humans are allowed. These fables should
contain a lesson learned or otherwise have a moral to the story. A
cautionary tale, a virtue learned, these are the tales we are looking to
While traditionally a fable contains animals to teach the lesson to a
child, in this anthology we will be utilizing the creatures of myth,
however this is not a book for children. 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 15,000.
This anthology is a great opportunity to showcase emerging writers and allow them to build their professional platforms.
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017 with a targeted release date of late February 2018.
Submit your best work. We will be doing light editing as necessary to fit the standards we strive to maintain.
- No work may be more than 15,000 words. Please watch your word
count. Submissions over this word count will be disqualified for this
- 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: December 15, 2017.