Monday, September 13, 2010

Got Fangs, anyone?

My publisher, Wyvern Publications has opened submissions to their third anthology: Fangtales.

The first anthology was Dragtontales, (now available on Amazon):



And this past year they did Mertales. (Soon to be coming out in the fall) Including stories from fellow bloggers Cherie Reich, and Nicole Zoltak.

Here's the criteria for Fangtales:

Fangtales is our upcoming vampire anthology for teens. Stories will be accepted from the 1 September 2010 and should feature a vampire tale of 2,000-5,000 words. Please send submissions to wyvernpublications@googlemail.com with Fangtales Submission in the subject line of the e-mail and the document in a Microsoft Word attachment.

The closing date is 15 January 2011. Submitting authors will be contacted by the end of January. The editor (Berni Stevens) of Fangtales prefers traditional vampires as in Bram Stoker's Dracula (this means no walking in the sunlight, eating garlic, or laughing at the sign of the cross...the traditional vampire truly is a creature of the night and not a day-walker with sparkly skin). However, she is looking for a fresh new look at an overworked genre and wants to be scared!

Anyone here going to enter?

26 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

That's really cool. Congrats.
CD

Hannah Kincade said...

I don't write YA but that's a really cool idea! Congrats!

Faith said...

Hmm... I don't know if I'll enter. I missed entering Mertales by a few days (when they closed the deadline early) so I'd like to send *something* to this publisher... but I don't know if I can think up something 'fresh' for a vampire story!

I'll ponder it for a bit, but I'm doubtful...

Thanks for the heads up, I haven't been to their website in awhile and might have missed this :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm all for forgetting about sparkly vampires! I like writing about vampires. Maybe I can write something inspired by Aura.

Jackee said...

I don't have anything like that, but thanks for the heads up about Dragontales! My daughter is obsessed with dragons--she'll love it. Thanks!

Have a wonderful week, Aubrie!

Cherie Reich said...

I plan to write a story for it, but I'll have to wait until either October to write it or December. I have too much on my plate to write it this month.

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

Wyvern Publications puts together the coolest anthologies!

Kaylie said...

I'm not a paranormal writer at the moment, but I won't say never, because who knows what can happen?

Talli Roland said...

Probably not my bag, but thanks for the heads-up! Happy Monday!

Racquel Henry said...

Thanks for the info, I'll pass this along to a few people that may be interested! :)

Crystal Cook said...

That sounds like so much fun. I've been wanting to write a vampire story for a while, I'll give it a go!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

Not wuite my cup of tea, but thatbks for sharing anyway! It's always useful to have a look at different publications and see if your stories fit any of them!

Carol Kilgore said...

Great opportunity. I wouldn't have a clue how to write fantasy.

Melissa said...

Sounds really cool. I`d enter but I`m swamped already! Life is such a downer - in the BEST possible way.

Bethany Mattingly said...

Oh, this is driving me crazy! I really want to work on things like this and I just can't. I have too much going on. Maybe I can write something during the weekend though. Let's hope this sounds like an awesome one! Thanks for the info!

Lindsey Duncan said...

I don't see a link on the site itself ... more info?

Though I feel compelled to note that are a lot of traditional vampires ... and some of them *do* lack many of those characteristics, along with some other mighty weird ones. ;-)

Lynda Young said...

great anthology idea. I like the idea of looking for a fresh new look to an overworked genre.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I definitely intend to write something for this.... eventually!

Jemi Fraser said...

Thanks for the info - sounds fun :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

Cool! Congrats on your publisher and for taking part in something so wonderful!

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Very exciting! :)

Conda V. Douglas said...

I'm thinking about it--thanks for posting this, Aubrie!

Julie Dao said...

That is so cool, Aubrie! Thanks for sharing :) I don't know if I'll have time to enter this one, but maybe another in the future. Hope you're well!

Cher Green said...

Vampires, teenagers, scary. I guess I could give it a try. I don't do YA, but it might be doable.

I'll make myself a note and see what happens.

Thanks for the information.

Walter Knight said...

I wonder if anyone has ever written about aliens landing on earth and encountering vampires?

Conda V. Douglas said...

Thanks for this, Aubrie!