Ends on January 31, 2018

Hades Had a Son

Zimbell House Publishing is holding open submissions for short stories about the son of Hades. These mythic tales can be from either the POV from the son or Hades himself. 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 live? What about his mother's family? Any human siblings? 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? Does the son perpetually strive to please or gain favor with Hades? 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: January 31, 2018 with a targeted release date of late March 2018.

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

Submission Guidelines:

  • Any work under 3,500 words will be automatically 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. This is an opportunity to build your platform.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018.

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