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PROJECTS FOR 2021
(page updated March 13th, 2021)
—Please read the criteria for submission carefully. Each anthology call is different and the specific themes may not be outlined on Duotrope or The Grinder’s current listings.—
~INSIGNIA DRABBLES SERIES~
Insignia Drabbles Vol.1. was released on April 16th, 2020.
Insignia Drabbles Vol.2. was released on September 28th, 2020.
Insignia Drabbles Vol.3. is due for release in late April, 2021
Insignia Drabbles Vol.4. will open for submissions late March, 2021!
SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
INSIGNIA DRABBLES VOL.4.
Word Count: EXACTLY 100 words.
No. of Submissions: 3 stories maximum will be ACCEPTED per author. Do not submit more than 3 at a time. If any stories are rejected, you may submit new pieces. Do not re-submit a revised drabble unless invited to do so.
Other Conditions: Reprints and multiple submissions accepted. No simultaneous submissions please. For reprints, include the publisher and date in your cover letter.
Formatting: Times New Roman and 12pt preferred. Include the story title, your pen name, and email address in the story document (top left, above story). Each story in its own document. No italics for non-English words please.
Payment & Rights: Sorry, there’s no payment for this project, however each author will receive a review copy of the finished anthology (MOBI or EPUB). Rights remain with the author. We only seek permission to include your story in this single eBook and optionally, online (see below). Contracts will be sent with each acceptance.
Publication: For eBook release (no print). We distribute via Amazon, Smashwords, and Draft2Digital. We’ll be accepting around 80 drabbles, depending on the volume of submissions.
How to Submit: email your story/stories to insignia.drabbles(at)gmail.com. Include ‘CALL TITLE’ and your pen name in the subject line, and a cover letter and short author bio (with 2 links only) in your email. You may send up to 3 stories together (in separate Word doc/docx files please). Please list them in your email to confirm they are all received and get read. DO NOT SEND A BLANK EMAIL – your submission will not be read without a proper email message, including a greeting such as ‘Dear Kelly/Ms. Matsuura’ or even ‘Dear Editor’ is ok. Also, please sign off with the name that you would like to be addressed as when I contact you.
We’d be happy to answer any queries or discuss your story themes etc in advance of the deadline. Email us at the above address, send us a tweet at @InsigniaStories, or contact us via Facebook: The Insignia Series Facebook page.