Submissions. Properly.

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As an editor, I try to respond to all of the submissions with ways to improve…The problem is sometimes it is harder to deal with the mess that is sent to us. So I thought I would do a post about the proper way to submit, in hopes that it helps those considering our calls.

First, Send it as an attachment. If you put it in the body of the email you are just making my job harder. Believe me when I say my job is hard enough without adding work.

Second, Make sure it has the title and your name at the top of the first page. This keeps me from forgetting who wrote what. I have to be able to attribute it to the right person.

Third…Please don’t add any weird fonts or odd images to the file! That really ends up with me having to change it just to read it.

Fourth, Include a Bio and a clear picture. The picture should be a professional looking headshot of at least 300 dpi and the bio should be in third person. The bio should not be more than a single page (250 words or less please) as I have to be able to fit it in the anthology reasonably.

If you send us art or poetry we still need that bio and picture. We want to showcase your work, and we cannot do that if you only send the art/poetry.

The word count limits may not be firm but the submission limits are. Sending me 10 or more poems will result in my being overwhelmed and refusing to choose. You may submit up to 2 stories, 5 poems, and 5 art to any single call. More than that and we will just not be willing to read any of it. We are human and need to have boundaries too.

Most of this is etiquette. Think how you would feel if you were the editor. It takes just a moment to follow the rules set. Please do me the kindness of following these…

Thank you.

Patti and Cyndi.

Editors at Fae Corps

Call for submissions deadline near

We currently have 2 anthologies we are accepting content for. Both will be published in October. We look forward to your submission!

Is your goal to reach the moon? or something that feels nearly as impossible? tell us about it, artistically.

The above image is the Cover.

Requirements:

Art/Photography: Up to 5 each must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each

Flash Fiction: 600 max word count.


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Due by August 31st, 2020:

Fae Dreams — goals/dreams/plans are the theme.

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Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Fae Dreams.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.


This anthology reward is a free Ebook copy and the opportunity to order author copies of the printed version.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Looking for a place for your Horror fix? Nightmare Whispers is going to be the best of Horror we can find.

The Image above will be the cover.

Requirements:

Short Story word count min/max: 3k/5k

Art/Photography: up to five must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each per topic

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Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Nightmare Whispers.

Due by August 31st, 2020:

Nightmare Whispers —

Horror theme. Short stories/Poetry/Art/Haiku/Photography.

This is a paid anthology. You will if you get in receive a portion of the royalties…however you will be expected to assist in the marketing of the anthology.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. Gore is acceptable, however do keep it reasonable, no one wants to read gore for gore’s sake. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Scheduled introductions

Ok, I was lapse this week. Cyndi usually does other things and leaves the blog up to me…My notes are a mess and she couldn’t do the author spotlight for me. I was not well and ended up being unable to give either blog the attention it needed. I apologize and have decided to try to do some posts ahead so that these go up when they are supposed to, whether I feel good or not.

So here is the schedule for the author spotlights and such: On August 20 We will be featuring Christine Bialczak. On August 27 we will feature K.T. Seto (who was in Through the Sunshine but I am not finding on the blog…probably me being absent minded.) On September 3 We will feature Melissa Ball On September 10 we will be taking a short break from the author spotlights to announce the authors in the two anthologies that we are currently taking submissions for. The deadline is August 31 so the tenth gives us time to sort the incoming submissions to determine who will be in the anthologies.

We will be returning to the author spotlights after that, as I have 3 more on my list (Susan Eaton, Janean McBreaty, & George Latimer). However, I also will be doing author spotlights for the authors in Fae Dreams and Nightmare Whispers.

If you are interested in being featured here then fill out the questionnaire and I will slip you into the queue. Also, remember the deadline for Fae Dreams and Nightmare Whispers is fast approaching. We are rather pleased with the submissions received so far.

Call for submissions deadline fast approaching

We currently have 2 anthologies we are accepting content for. Both will be published in October. We look forward to your submission!

Is your goal to reach the moon? or something that feels nearly as impossible? tell us about it, artistically.

The above image is the Cover.

Requirements:

Art/Photography: Up to 5 each must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each

Flash Fiction: 600 max word count.


~~~~

Due by August 31st, 2020:

Fae Dreams — goals/dreams/plans are the theme.

~~~~

Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Fae Dreams.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.


This anthology reward is a free Ebook copy and the opportunity to order author copies of the printed version.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Looking for a place for your Horror fix? Nightmare Whispers is going to be the best of Horror we can find.

The Image above will be the cover.

Requirements:

Short Story word count min/max: 3k/5k

Art/Photography: up to five must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each per topic

~~~~

Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Nightmare Whispers.

Due by August 31st, 2020:

Nightmare Whispers —

Horror theme. Short stories/Poetry/Art/Haiku/Photography.

This is a paid anthology. You will if you get in receive a portion of the royalties…however you will be expected to assist in the marketing of the anthology.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. Gore is acceptable, however do keep it reasonable, no one wants to read gore for gore’s sake. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

National Poetry Month; Poetry Prompts

Apology for the lateness. We will be trying to do a daily prompt for National Poetry Month. If we miss any day expect us to catch up when we can. If you want us to feature your response… Email it to us. (Though we reserve the right to edit it and send it back to you if it needs it) we look forward to seeing all the wonderful ideas that flow from you.

Announcement!

Meet the Author : KA Masters

KA Masters is so busy writing that our request for a picture has thus far been unanswered… Hopefully that will change by the time we have to put the book together… We paused for the weekend to give time for the request to be answered, however it is time to continue to introduce these amazing authors to you.

KA Masters is a fantasy writer who specializes in twisted fairy tales and zombie-infested historic fiction. She attributes her passion for Greco-Roman mythology and Germanic folklore to her alma mater, Dickinson College. For more information on recent publications, please visit her Goodreads blog at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5366967.K_A_Masters/blog

In exploring this author I found this. It really looks interesting to me. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13233597-so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-brains

Meet the Author : Tish MacWebber

This is the second time that we have been blessed with working with Tish. Her eye for detail, and general Upbeat personality, make working with her so much fun. Her story continues the story from Under The Mists, though it works as a standalone.

Tish Mac Webber’s writing is her purpose, creativity is her passion, and jewellery designing is her pleasure.
She is the author who is Always Thinking… the jewellery designer who is Always Blinging…The woman who is Always Beautiful… and her superpower is always being full of surprises!

#Tishspiration, her creation, is defined as the art of surprising yourself. She is inspired by the ocean, especially where the Atlantic Ocean kisses the beaches of Cape Breton Island, where her own story began.

Tish MacWebber, Always Blinging… her jewellery designing hobby is the latest addition to her website. Her speciality is creating one of a kind, custom designs for her clients. She loves to delight her customers with her interpretations of what they order, staying true to her gifts of being full of surprises, and putting her talents to full use.

Her newest addition to her many accomplishments is as a representative for Younique. She is exploring her own beauty and helping others find theirs. You can follow her progress at https://www.facebook.com/alwaysbeautifulwithtish/


In October 2018, her first book, From Where I am Sitting… A Collection of Cat Tales was published and is available on Amazon. It will be accompanied by her Limited Cat Tales Jewellery Collection, which can also be found on her website. Tish MacWebber is currently writing her second book, in which she will explore her concept of #Tishspiration. You can find more information about these and other projects at https://tishmacwebber.com/

Meet the Author : Michael Guzman

Michael has been an invaluable reader for Cyndi and I since before we founded Fae Corps. We are especially happy to have him with us as a writer. We hope that he continues to join us with his amazing stories.

Michael is a lifelong nerdy geek, though it’s taken him half his life to feel good about himself about this. His many fandoms include sci-fi, fantasy, anime, comics, and gaming, both video and tabletop. He lives in Eastern NC with his loving wife Merry and works by day as a mail carrier throughout Pitt and surrounding counties which sometimes leads to pleasantly surprising encounters with nature. While on the road for work, depending on radio reception and personal mood, Michael enjoys classical music, J-pop, K-pop, or soundtracks from his favorite video games or movies. The story in this anthology is his first published work and hopes that more will follow.

Meet the Author : Rose J. Fairchild

According to Rose her submisson was inspired by my daughter’s loss of her first top front tooth. “As she gently placed it in the little box we use for the tooth fairy, she said with tears in her eyes, ‘I’m really going to miss being a kid.’ “


“Rose lives in upstate NY with her husband, two kids, and furry companions. She works at a local library where she acts as a clerk and does all the children’s programming, both on and offsite. Currently, she is working on a retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” which is one of her all-time favorite fairy tales! The main character is based on her grandmother—one of the strongest people she’s ever had the pleasure of knowing in her life. She (along with Rose’s fiery daughter) is her muse and an inspiration to women everywhere. It has been joyous to include some of her life experiences in Rose’s novel, and she hopes someday to share it with the world”

We are truly excited to have Rose’s Fairy Dust in Through the Sunshine.


Link to her blog: https://rosejfairchild.wordpress.com/

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