Friday, August 30, 2013

Zombie Anthology -- Submissions Open December 15th!

Zombiefied II – The Second Time Around

At Sky Warrior Books, we’re not above…well, anything.  Hence, we love zombies.  And we especially love Zombies the Second Time Around. And we already know you love Zombies – please refer to our popular Zombiefied – An Anthology of All Things Zombie for proof.  So, send us your best work on zombies, original or reprint (must have the rights), of stories 500 to 7000 words in length.  Can be fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.  Sure, we’ll take standard horror and dark fantasy, but you can be creative.  Zombies in space, zombiefied critters, zombie love stories (uh, no erotica), fantasy zombies, steampunk zombies, zombie humor, zombies on toast…well, you get the idea.


Payment is author share divided equally among the authors.  We pay twice a year.


Our deadline is May 15th, 2014.  We’re planning on the e-book coming out in October 2014, just in time for Halloween, and Christmas/Yule/Solstice/Kwanza/Hanukah/Winter Holidays/Did we miss anything? Please note we are not opening to receive submissions until December 15th – so please don’t submit prior to that date.

How to Submit or The Nitty-Gritty

We accept RTF files via e-mail only to the publisher at  Put the words: ZOMBIEFIED II SUBMISSION in the subject line with the title of your piece.  Send us a virus and we will never accept anything from you again.  Double spaced manuscript in Times New Roman or some other pretty font (not Courier!).  Use italics, not underlines.  Have your contact information on the manuscript including your email address.  Let us know if this is a reprint and from where.  Again, be sure you have the rights to reprint – we won’t chase down permissions.  Fiction, nonfiction, humor, science fiction, fantasy, horror, dark fantasy, urban fantasy, etc.  MUST HAVE ZOMBIES IN IT.  500 to 7000 words (actual).  Poetry may be less, but must be high quality.  Be sure to send us a manuscript free from spelling/grammar errors. 

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  1. Is this planned anthology still a go? I have a story I'd be interested in submitting and just want to ascertain that there's still a project to submit for.

    1. Hi again. Sorry to be a bother, but I went ahead and submitted the story I had alluded to in my previous post and I was wondering, if my work IS selected for inclusion, how long would it be before I can reasonably expect to hear back from you? I realize you've posted May as the deadline, but I've also had several experiences where I heard back from publications as to whether or not they wanted to use something I had submitted prior to their given deadline and I'm not sure which trajectory your own selection process tracks in that regard. Just trying to get a feel as to the time frame involved here. Thanks so much for your time and have a happy new year!

  2. Hi Duane - I'm the editor - I will be reviewing stories periodically between now and the deadline in May - these reviews are geared at finding the stories that will be rejected early and setting aside the others for further review. Final decisions on acceptances will not occur until after the May deadline.

    As I am working on another anthology project for Sky Warrior and have other projects on going as well - I do not have a specific timeline on the initial reviews.

  3. I appreciate the response. Thanks !

  4. How many stories can we submit?

  5. There is no limited to the number of stories submitted - however please note that odds are against more than one story by a specific author being accepted. Not to say 100 percent that it won't happen - but odds are against it.

  6. Well looks like I have some submitting to do.

  7. Do you accept multiple submissions??? Have 2 storys that I'd love to submit.