By Quill and Lantern Publishing: Call Outs

Here is a list of projects (past and present) offered by Q&L!

open – The Salem Memoirs Novella Series Application!

Welcome to Salem, MA. This New England town has a sordid supernatural history stretching back to colonial America.

In this novella series, Q&L wants unique stories centered around Salem Village (Danvers, MA) and Salem proper with a supernatural heartbeat. Genres can range from cozy murder mystery to historical fiction.

For your application you will need to submit a 300 work writing sample, your novella’s genre, and a simple working plot.

This is a group project, authors are expected to work together to promote each other’s novellas. If you cannot commit to promoting, then please do not apply.

LENGTH: 25-30k words.

Not Acceptable Content: Pornography (including Golden Showers, BDSM, ect.), Rape as a means of sexual excitement, Necrophilia, Sex with minors or exploitation of minors (exceptions made for alluding to trauma), Bestiality 

Each author is required to pay $10 for an eBook cover and wrap

** This is a paying publication opportunity. Unless stated as a charity, all publications through Q&L provide royalties to the author(s).

Formatting is provided by Q&L, and these will be published both as e-Book and paperback on Amazon, and eBook on various other online vendors.

The author is expected to submit a polished, proof-read and edited manuscript. A proof-reader will review your manuscript for minor errors, but any major issues can result in a rejection of the submission.

Publication is set for 2022.

Apply here. Applications open until 5/1/21

https://forms.gle/gdCM3KysuCQc7NHW7

 

open – Unfortunate Fables Anthology Submission Call Out!

This anthology is based on fairy tales with a DARK TWIST. Make the story your own, place it in the present, past, or…someplace original. There has to be some sort of magical/paranormal element in the story and your fairy tale has to have dark themes with a TWIST. They must be based on fairy tales or fables in the public domain, not fan-fiction.

The Wolf eats Little Red and then slaughters the village. Prince Charming marries the Evil Step-Mother and they rule the kingdom together. Be creative, use uncommon fairy tales as your base. LGTBQ+ stories welcome. Also, feel free to mix fairy tales from different cultures together for a unique story. Heat-levels can vary, though erotic elements are not required. 

** This is a paying publication opportunity. Unless stated as a charity, all publications through Q&L provide royalties to the author(s).

LENGTH – 8-12k words.

Not Acceptable Content: Pornography (including Golden Showers, BDSM, ect.), Rape as a means of sexual excitement, Necrophilia, Sex with minors or exploitation of minors (exceptions made for alluding to trauma), Bestiality 

The author is expected to submit a polished, proof-read and edited manuscript. A proof-reader will review your manuscript for minor errors.

Submission guidelines:

Times New Roman Font. 12 pt. 1.5 line spacing. Title page must include your name, e-mail address, manuscript title, and word count.

Submit your completed manuscript to: byquillandlantern@gmail.com

Deadline 8/1/2021

Nine Muses Novella Series (Closed)

By Quill and Lantern Publishing is set to publish a series of 9 novellas starting in November 2021.

This anthology is based on the NINE Muses. Make their stories your own, place it in the present, past, or…someplace original. There has to be some sort of magical/paranormal element in the story related to the Muses talent.

  • Calliope – Domain: Epic Poetry, Emblems: writing tablet, stylus, lyre
  • Clio – Domain: History, Emblems: scrolls, books, cornett laurel wreath
  • Erato – Domain: Love Poetry, Emblems: Cithara (musical instrument in the lyre family)
  • Euterpe (Not Available) – Domain: Music, Song, Lyric Poetry, Emblems: Aulos (musical instrument like a flute), panpipes, laurel wreath
  • Melpomene (Not Available) – Domain: Tragedy, Emblems: tragic mask, sword, club, kothornos (boots)
  • Polyhymnia – Domain: Hymns, Emblems: veil, grapes
  • Terpsichore – Domain: Dance, Emblems: lyre, plectrum
  • Thalia – Domain: Comedy, Emblems: comic mask, Shepherd’s crook, ivy wreath
  • Urania – Domain: Astronomy, Emblems: globe, compass

LGTBQ+ stories welcome. Also, feel free to mix fairy tales, be creative!
Heat-level can vary.

LENGTH – 25-30k words.

Not Acceptable Content: Pornography (including Golden Showers, BDSM, ect.), Rape as a means of sexual excitement, Necrophilia, Sex with minors or exploitation of minors (exceptions made for alluding to trama), Bestiality 

Each author is required to pay $10 for a eBook cover and wrap.

Formatting is provided by Q & L, and these will be published both as e-Book and paperback on Amazon, and eBook on various other online vendors.

The author is expected to submit a polished, proof-read and edited manuscript. A proof-reader will review your manuscript for minor errors, but any major issues can result in a rejection of the submission.

Apply here. Submissions open until 1/30/21

https://forms.gle/4rNt64ZcUTiECaR88

Ravenous Fables Anthology Call Out! (Closed)

This anthology is based on fairy tales with an erotic twist. Make the story your own, place it in the present, past, or…someplace original. There has to be some sort of magical/paranormal element in the story and romance. Not sex…just for sex at some point in your story.
Erotic, but not abusive. There needs to be an element of ROMANCE. Not a story of 20 one-night-stands.

LGTBQ+ stories welcome. Also, feel free to mix fairy tales, be creative!
Heat-level can vary, however, this is an EROTIC anthology. Heat levels of 4 or 5 welcome.

LENGTH – 8-12k words.

Not Acceptable Content: Pornography (including Golden Showers, BDSM, ect.), Rape as a means of sexual excitement, Necrophilia, Sex with minors or exploitation of minors (exceptions made for alluding to trama), Bestiality 

List of Possible Grimm’s Fairy Tales: Rumpelstiltskin Death’s Messenger The Frog Prince Snow White Rapunzel Mother Holle The Glass Coffin The Stolen Farthing The Twelve Dancing Princesses The Raven The Old Woman in the Wood Or other….. be creative. Fairy tales from different cultures are great additions. 

Broken Roses Novella Series (CLOSED)

By Quill and Lantern Publishing is set to publish a series of 14 novellas in 2021.


Broken Roses Series 
This series is about women overcoming tragedy, adversity, or obstacles.

Any genre is welcome, as long as the main character is a woman (this also includes transgendered women), and has to overcome a significant obstacle in the novella. Heat-level can vary, however, this is not an EROTIC novella series. LENGTH – 25 -30k words.

Not Acceptable Content: Pornography (including Golden Showers, BDSM, ect.), Rape as a means of sexual excitement, Necrophilia, Sex with minors or exploitation of minors (exceptions made for alluding to trama), Bestiality 

Each author is required to pay $10 for a cover provided by Fiery Graphics. The covers are already ordered, I’ll assign one based on story content.

The author is expected to submit a polished, proof-read and edited manuscript. A proof-reader will review your manuscript for minor errors, but any major issues can result in a rejection of the submission.

Formatting is provided by Q & L, and these will be published both as e-book and paperback on Amazon, with the option for Kindle Unlimited after a select period of time after all the books are released.


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