Writing for Charity Anthology Open Submissions Guidelines

This ebook anthology will feature stories by several of the Writing for Charity authors who have been invited to submit, but it will also include stories selected by the editors from this open call for submissions.

Please note that because the proceeds from the anthology will go to charity, the authors and editors will not be paid.

We’re looking for short stories (7500 words or less) that are based on or inspired by the fairy tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Billy_Goats_Gruff).  The connection to the fairy tale should be integral to the story: you can’t just insert a small reference into an already written story that is otherwise unrelated. However, creativity in interpreting the theme is encouraged. You may choose to rework the tale in a different genre, or draw inspiration from the plot structure itself, or even write a prequel/sequel — wherever your imagination takes you. We don’t want to see people just rewrite the story point by point in their own voice, but rather to to re-interpret it in their own way.

Since for fundraising purposes this anthology is intended to appeal to a broad audience, stories should adhere to a “PG-13” standard: no graphic sexual/erotic content, gory violence, or excessive profanity.  We have no specific genre requirements. Reprints will be considered.

Stories should be submitted in standard manuscript format as a Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format document (.doc, .docx, or .rtf).  Send the story as an email attachment to: writing4charitysubmissions@gmail.com. You should receive an auto-reply confirmation of your submission.

The submission deadline is 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time on February 19, 2012.  Responses will be sent by March 17, 2012.