Anthology - The Start

Our first anthology! This is the start of an amazing relationship with a few good authors. It’s the start of our traditional, annual, anthology project.

It's the start of something riotous, because we are only looking for stories that rock us to the core.

The theme for our first anthology is "The Start".

We are looking for works that bring a new light to new beginnings. Our first kiss with a twist. Our first unlawful arrest. Our first botched magic spell. Our first political cover up. Our first murder.

Hey, we all have to start somewhere.

What we're looking for:

All fiction genres
Stories that REBEL in some way
Authentic artists who want to be paid for their work but aren’t in it for the money (We ARE paying, btw)
Super Short Stories (1,500 or less)
Short Stories (1,500 – 10k)

What we're not looking for:

Non-Fiction. We’re not ready for that quite yet.
Full erotic stories. Heavy petting is cool, but not too many details...
Poetry. We're planning a full anthology for that. One moment, please!
Anything that can get you or us arrested.
Anything that is legal but will ruin our reputation.


Payment

The publisher will contract for publishing rights. First rights are NOT required but preferred. Authors will receive no royalties for book sales but will receive a semi-pro rate (details here) for the contracting of your work as well as 2 copies of the anthology for personal use upon its release. All payments are made in US currency.

Pay rates are:

Prose: .015 cents per word

Submissions - PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BELOW

Failure to follow these directions will lead to an automatic rejection.

Starting OCTOBER 1ST, 2022:

We are a small group but we have high standards. Bring your A game. We cannot and will not accept every submission, so STAND OUT.

Please be sure to proofread your work. Submissions with excessive typos, plot holes, or grammatical errors will be rejected IMMEDIATELY. We do not offer editing services before contracting. We want to see a polished product.

Proper formatting is required: 1 inch margins, 12 pt font, double spaced, Times New Roman only. No exceptions.

Submit your BEST start to publication [at] RebellionLIT [dot] com. Our editors name is Tiffany, if you want to be formal.

Subject line of your email should read ANTHOLOGY: and the title of your work in the subject line. So, like this - “ANTHOLOGY: Inside Out”. 

What to include in your email:

    1. ONE STORY PER EMAIL as an attachment to your email. This means if you want to submit multiple items, you need to send MULTIPLE emails. Acceptable file types are doc, docx, pdf, or odt.
    2. On the first page of the attached document, be sure to include your full name, pen name if applicable, and the full word count of your piece. Don’t worry about rounding the numbers. We rebel against that practice. We want the ACTUAL word count.
    3. In the body of the email, introduce yourself! Tells us how you and your work Rebel. We love to see links to social media, blogs and websites as well. (We do not consider social media follower counts when we check links.)

Submissions close on NOVEMBER 30TH, 2022.

What we will do:

We will respond when your work is received. If you don't get a "received" email within 2 weeks, please resubmit.

We aim to have all works accepted or declined in 4-5 weeks. If we DO NOT accept your story, we will respond to your email with a fully detailed explanation of why we cannot accept at this time. 

We look forward to reading your stories!