|Love 'em, Shoot 'em
- editor Dana Bell
“I ain’t afraid to love a man. I ain’t afraid to shoot him either.” Quote is attributed to Annie Oakley and is the entire theme of
anthology. The quote, NOT Annie Oakley. The famed western heroine is NOT required to be any of the stories. In fact, it
would be better if she wasn’t.
Writers have a lot of freedom to express the theme in any manner they want, and any variation on it. Does she love him and
then shoot him? Does she shoot him and then love him? Does she love him and think about shooting him? Does she shoot
him because she’ll never love him? Did she shoot him, he died, and then she falls in love with his ghost? Just some
springboards to get everyone started.
Genres: Supernatural, Paranormal, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Western, Weird Western, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Fantasy,
Steampunk, Mystery, Romance or combinations thereof.
Editor wants parents to be able to hand the anthology to their teenage children with no fear of the content. So stories must
be a PG13 rating, family friendly, no gore, no graphic violence, no sex or erotica, and limited cuss words, damn, hell are
acceptable, but the F word is not. S word is borderline. NO fanfiction.
Pieces expressing one’s faith, any belief system, are acceptable, as long it is part of the character or plot and not preachy.
Submissions open 2/28/2016 and close 6/30/2016.
In the subject line: Submissions : Love ‘em, Shoot ‘em. Title of your story and your name. Include in your cover email the
number of words, a one to three sentence synopsis of your story and a little about yourself.
Times New Roman, 12 point font, double spaced, your contact info on the top left hand side and word count on the right.
Attach as rtf document only!
Word count from 1000-6000, but will consider longer stories if I’ve worked with you before and you ask permission. Query
for reprints or questions.
This is an open call so whether you’re previously published, or never have been, feel free to submit a story.
Please, realize your story will be edited if chosen and the editor reserves the right to unaccept a story, if the writer fights over
every single edit.
Bios will be requested after all selections have been made from authors whose stories were accepted.
Send submissions to: Dana Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthology will be published by WolfSinger Publications. Pays $5 advance and a percentage of the royalties.
Contributor’s copies will be ebook copies.
|Don't Write What You Know;
Write What You Care About -- Passionately!
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