Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Anthology Looking for Submissions: Tales of Pirate Skullduggery




I'm writing a new short story to submit to this new pirate anthology by Wicked East Press.

I LOVE pirate lore, and every time a new pirate anthology comes up I jump at the opportunity to write about anything pirate.

Here's the opening to my story, Skullhaven:

Isabelle plunked her fat parcel of coins on the bar. A single piece of gold tumbled out and spun on the countertop, catching the eye of an old man sipping the last drops of his red cider ale. He leaned over but she avoided him and stared straight at the hefty shoulders behind the counter.
“I seek a navigator.”

Anyone else going to send something to this?

12 comments:

Alexandra Shostak said...

Omg! Thanks for the heads up! I'll totally try to write a story about pirates for this! :D

The Words Crafter said...

That's a great opening! Good luck!

Nicole Zoltack said...

That is one awesome cover! I started a pirate short awhile ago, maybe I'll finish it and send it in.

Diana said...

Good luck with the submission, Aubrie! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

This does sound like fun, but I'm crunching on edits and revisions. You're opening is great because it opens up many questions. Good luck!

Lindsey Duncan said...

Nice opening! Very classic.

I don't sub to non-paid markets except in very specific circumstances (it's run by a friend, it's for a charity, etc), so I'll have to pass on this one, but it does look like a lot of fun.

Holly Ruggiero said...

I adore the very first line! You are such a prolific writer. I’m impressed. I love pirate stuff too. Argh and all.

Faith said...

I thought about it when I heard about the anthology last week, but since it's non-paying, I don't think I'll purposely write for it... but if something comes to me, I'll definitely send it in!

Good luck with your sub!

Cherie Reich said...

I have an idea for it. Now, I just have to write it. :)

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds fun. I'd not heard of this. Not sure I've ever written pirates either. Good luck, and I like your opening.

Theresa Milstein said...

I've never tackled a pirate story. Like the beginning. Good luck!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Oooh, love the opening of your story Aubrie and thanks for the heads up about the market, you find fantastic ones!