Thank you to everyone who submitted a piece for consideration. It was truly humbling to see so many talented writers responding to our prompt with such enthusiasm. If you were unable to contribute to this particular anthology then never fear because we hope to have more prompts ready after this latest round is published (rumors of a world mythology anthology continue to gain traction here). Everyone will hear from us by July 1 with our offer for their submission and all final payments will be done by July 5.
Just so we’re all on the same page about the tier system here is a small breakdown of what each means:
Tier 1 – this piece grabbed our attention right from the beginning. It’s mastery of the prompt is evident and we want, no demand, that it be included in our anthology. We need this story like rice needs curry. Limited to 5 pieces, including the cover story.
Tier 2 – a work that we feel perfectly fits with the vision we have for this anthology. The author shows a keen understanding of the prompt and their work reflects it. The word count must be over 2,000 words, but we have no upward limit on how many we buy so long as it fits our total target word count. This tier will constitute 90% of our purchases.
Tier 3 – essentially a Tier 2 piece, but one that doesn’t meet the 2,000 word minimum. By paying a smaller amount for the shorter works means we can buy more Tier 2 pieces.