Inkd Pub is excited to announce a submission call for Hidden Villains: Arise opening June 1, 2022. We hope to have this project completed and published in spring 2023.

Theme: Hidden Villains Arise – Bold, imaginative fantasy, horror, and sci-fi sculpted to thrill and entertain readers with the bizarre or delve into the shadows.
Arise – appear, emerge, come to light, surface, befall, ensue, stand up, transpire, etc.
Express yourself as the theme moves you.

There is no restriction as to how you incorporate the theme into your story as long as the genre falls within Sci-Fi, Horror, or Fantasy. We encourage you to weave the theme into an engaging story with well-developed characters and deep emotion.
Stories that contain infanticide, rape, or gratuitous gore will not be accepted.

Submission Period: June 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022

Submissions: 1 per author; no simultaneous submissions;

Submission Cost: Free

Word Limit: 7,000 words

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Anticipated Pay: Between $0.05 and $0.08 per word for accepted stories

Submit via Duosumo – Guidelines

Upon acceptance, the author is expected to work with the editor on at least one round of revisions in MSWord. Our publication goal will be the spring of 2023; however, the extensive time needed to review and edit submissions may vary depending upon the submitted works.

Authors must provide assurance that their story submission is an original, previously unpublished work, is not currently under consideration elsewhere, and that it will not be submitted for publication elsewhere prior to receiving notification that it has not been accepted for inclusion in Hidden Villains: Arise. Inkd Publishing LLC will hold electronic and print first publication rights for four months after publication and the continuing non-exclusive right to reproduce the work in Hidden Villains: Arise in electronic and print.

Authors can expect financial compensation in the amount of at least $0.05 per word for published stories. Authors will also receive one complimentary copy of the printed anthology.

A contract will be sent to each author upon acceptance of their story for publication in the anthology that will have the price per word indicated. Payment will be issued after the final word count and proofing of the anthology, prior to publication.

Hidden Villains
Published in 2022
Available on Amazon.