Tales Untold: Mythos From Around The World is a collection of short stories based on myths and folklore from different parts of the world.
We want unique tales from every nook and corner of this world. The more diverse your story, the better!
Unleash your creativity and give us your best folklore retelling or bring mythological characters and creatures into the modern world. Write a story with a twist to an original myth or your most imaginative mythical tale!
Take your pick but be original and creative in the story you deliver!
The maximum allowed word count per story is 8,000 words with a sweet spot between 6,500-7,000 words.
What We Are Looking For
- Mythological Retellings (based on myths from around the world: African, Egyptian, Norse, Celtic, Greek, Roman, etc.)
- Folklore Retellings (Native American, Hinduism, Biblical, Jewish, Other Indigenous Cultures, etc.)
- Modern Day Stories based on Folklore or Myth (Norse, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Egyptian, Hindu, African, Asian, Far Eastern, etc.)
- Tales with a unique twist/climax to popular or even lesser known mythological stories
- Tales with unique blend of characters from multiple mythos (example – Goddess Kali from Hinduism and Goddess Artemis from Greek Mythology meaningfully worked into one story)
- Unique tales from the African, South Asian & Far Eastern Continents
Please read this anthology submission guidelines carefully before contacting us. If you have questions about the eligibility of your story or the folklore/myth you plan to use, please reach us using the contact button at the bottom of this page. We will respond to questions as and when we receive them. Please DO NOT send your queries to the submissions inbox.
Please note that Submissions that do not follow the below requirements will be rejected.
- Submissions are open from September 1 – November 30, 2021. All Entries must be in the English language.
- You may enter as many stories as you like, but each entry must be sent as a separate email to the Submissions inbox.
- Please submit only original content to which you hold the Copyright. Any form of plagiarized content, if detected, will be rejected.
- Entries must be sent to Submissions@ravensandrosespublishing.com with the subject line: Tales Untold Anthology – Your Story Title – Myth/Lore Category Chosen.
- The maximum allowed word count for each story is 8,000 words. The sweet spot would be between 6,500-7,000 words. Please note that submissions with a word count that exceeds 8,000 words will not be considered.
Please include the following in the body of the email submission:
- Genre and Title of your Story
- Mythology/Folklore Category Used
- Author Name/Pen Name
- Story Word Count
- Any trigger or content warning
- Author Website and/or Social Media Links
- All entries must be submitted as a .docx file attached to the email body. Entries must follow the below formatting requirements:
- 1-inch margins on all sides of the document
- 12 pt Arial font
- Double spacing
- No HTML formatting
- All pages must have the Story Title and page numbers in the header or footer
- All authors selected for the anthology will be required to sign a publishing contract with Ravens & Roses LLC.
- All authors accepted for the Anthology will receive compensation as applicable to the below categories:
- US Authors Compensation – US$50 + author copy in paperback format
- Non-US Authors Compensation – US$60 + author copy in e-book format
- If you have any questions on the anthology, submissions, or contracts, please reach out to us using the contact button below.
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