Writer’s Workout: Tales of the Strange

This themed anthology accepts work from writers around the world for six months at a time. These fiction pieces are typically longer than our literary journal allows, resulting in a deeper exploration of the theme. 

​Editors for this anthology change depending on the chosen theme and general availability (we’re volunteers). On average, Tales publishes 35% of submissions received.

​Submission to Tales will always be free.

The 2023 theme is “The Strange”. Explore the beautifully weird, the untamed, the para to our normal.

Accepted submissions for this anthology will be published in Tales of the Strange. This anthology is edited by Theresa Green.
Theresa is looking for well-developed concepts, inviting storytelling, clear description, and an occasional laugh to break the tension. Genre is yours to play with. Pieces will be reviewed and writers contacted on a rolling basis during the call.

Fiction up to 7,500 words
Poetry up to 50 lines (limit one)

Tales is an annual themed anthology. Each year, we announce the theme and accept fiction submissions for almost six months. This anthology is open to any writer, anywhere in the world.

Tales accepts fiction short stories and poetry. Please do not send creative nonfiction, essays, or art.
www.writersworkout.net/tales

Submissions
Times New Roman or Arial font, size 10 or 12, single spaced
Indented paragraphs except for poetry
Empty margins on all four sides
Empty line for scene breaks

Entries must include this Title Information in this order at the top of the document body, aligned left:

Name or Pseudonym, email
Entry Title
Tales
Word or Line Count

Submissions without correct Title Information as listed above will be rejected unread.
Submissions including fanfiction, religious, political, or erotic content will be rejected unread.
Please do not submit AI-assisted content.
Submissions are accepted via email (submissions@writersworkout.net), Dropbox, and Duosuma. Links are available on our website. There is NO FEE to submit your work.

Please visit our website (www.writersworkout.net/tales) to explore our other publications, competitions, and resources.

Rights:
The Writer’s Workout requests one-time, non-exclusive serial rights with worldwide distribution.
We accept simultaneous submissions, previously published works, and you’re welcome to submit your work elsewhere after we publish it.

Deadline: September 18, 2023

This anthology is published in digital and print. The Writer’s Workout is a registered nonprofit organization run by volunteers.

https://www.writersworkout.net/tales

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