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"TALES OF THE RED WYVERN INN: VOLUME ONE"

***  OPEN CALL opens March 1st, 2019***

Tacitus Publishing's 2019 anthology project is - TALES FROM THE RED WYVERN INN: VOLUME ONE.  We are looking for short fiction (1,500 to 5,000 words) that takes place in the Kingdom of Castiel in the Chronicles of Ballidrous campaign setting.  This is a fantasy setting that prescribes to the overall setting tone.  The key to success, as with all strong writing, is the human struggle and relatable characters.  There is a fine line drawn when writing fantasy fiction set a game world, so please keep this in mind.  We are not interested in stories that sound like a session of gaming, contain excessive gore, or graphic sexual scenes.

This is a special project that requires two parts to understand what is asked of you as an author before jumping in.

PRIMARY
***  This is a project that requires ALL RIGHTS.  As learned from previous successful anthologies in a shared world that later have become bogged down with rights issues, such as Thieves' World (a great series to read if you have not), this is necessary in order to continue without struggling to add to the world or the great content.  This is not to say the author's contribution will be used in a disrespectful manner at some later point or they are not attributed for their work.  This is to allow Tacitus Publishing use the material as needed.

SECONDARY
***  You can start the process with a proposal for a storyline.  Whether a proposal or a story that needs setting edits, there will need to be an open dialogue with the editor to aid in the details and feedback on the worldbuilding specifics.  This is to limit the need for multiple edits and preserve the author's voice in the material.  Once on board with a project/story, Tacitus Publishing may provide information that would require a Non-Disclosure Agreement for sensitive material.

Submission process:
- There are two options to send your story, either using the submission form on this website or sending an email. 

- We ask that you attach the story as an RTF (rich text format) file.  All word processing programs offer this option, so please do. 

- Use Times New Roman / 12 for the font and have the lines double spaced.  Do not add extra spacing options.

email:  submission(at)tacituspublishing.com
subject line should read: Tales from the Red Wyvern Anthology
Cover letter and quick biography:
Please put the cover letter in the body of the form or email.  The structuring of the letter should include -
your name
contact info - address, phone, email
title of the story
a one sentence summary of your story
word count
brief bio and quick list of published work

Page format:
Please add to each page -
top left - author's name
top right - title
bottom - page number

Simultaneous and multiple submissions:
We will not accept simultaneous submissions as this is a unique setting. We will accept multiple submissions.  Stories will be original work, no reprints.
Timetable:
Open for submissions - March 1st, 2019
Closed for submissions - Until filled.
Projected completion and e-published: 1st Quarter 2020

Payment:
We pay 3 cents USD per word. We also provide a complimentary electronic version of the book to each contributor.

Production:
In the interest of the story building and the publishing process, there is the possibility of minor editorial changes to accepted stories. Understand though, the submission is expected to be a polished and proofread product. 

Rights:
Tacitus Publishing asks for ALL RIGHTS.
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