Calls for Submissions

This is where you’ll find our calls for submissions for our anthologies, or specific story themes for our website. This page will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back frequently:

Please note: All submission calls are open to writers from around the world; however we currently only publish in the English language.

Current Submission Calls

A Room is Locked…

Due Date: December 25, 2019

Word Count: 1,000-7,500 words

Payment: $0.01 per word and a percentage of royalties. Payment made upon publication

In the mystery genre, the idea of a locked room puzzle is one of the standbys. Everyone from Agatha Christie to Edgar Allen Poe has done it, and now it’s your turn.

Your story, to be considered, must feature the idea, concept or tool of a locked room. It can be figurative or literal, the choice is yours. The challenge is to take this old idea and make it new again.

Please email your submissions in standard manuscript format, along with a short bio for consideration to submissions@aelpress.com. Please put “Locked Room Submission” in the subject line.

Expected publication date is sometime July/August 2020.

Omens

Due Date: July 25, 2020.

Word Count: 1,000 to 7,500 words

Payment: $0.01 per word and a percentage of royalties. Payment made upon publication.

The idea of seeing the future or having warnings of what is to come is an idea that spans nearly every culture. Whether the omens are good or bad, there is the potential to affect us all.

To be considered, your story must deal with the idea of omens in some fashion. Please email your submission in standard manuscript format and a short bio to submissions@aelpress.com. Please put “Omens Submission” in the subject line.

Expected publication date is January/February 2021.

To Live Again…

Due Date: December 25, 2020

Word Count: 1,000 to 7,500 words

Payment: $0.01 per word and a percentage of royalties

Who doesn’t want to live again? The idea of resurrection and conquering death is something that can be seen in many myths and legends of cultures around the world. This anthology will deal with the idea of resurrection, and of course, it’s aftermath.

Please email your submissions to submissions@aelpress.com with the subject line of “Resurrection Submission” in standard manuscript format. Also please include a short bio.