Publisher Hic Dragones (whose publishing policy is “intelligent, but a bit weird”) and editor Hannah Kate (who ran last year’s “She-Wolf” conference in the UK) want your 3,000 – 5,000-word female werewolf short fiction for an upcoming anthology called Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny. Here are the specifics:
What we want: Edgy dark fiction short stories about female werewolves. Male characters are, of course, allowed, but the central character(s) should be female. We have no preconceptions about what ‘female’ or ‘werewolf’ might mean – so all interpretations welcome. Any genre considered: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, sci fi, steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, dystopian, crossover. Queer, trans, cis, straight are all welcome. High fantasy, revenge fantasy and anything about ‘lunar cycles’ and ‘Mother Nature’ will be considered, but are discouraged. Rather, we’re looking for new takes on an old legend, stories that challenge and unsettle. (And it should go without saying that we won’t be including any misogyny, misandry, homophobia, transphobia or racism!)
The submission deadline is Monday April 4th, 2011. Writers whose work is selected will receive a contributer’s copy as payment, which is more than enough for me! For more details, including submission guidelines, visit the Hic Dragones web site.