Dark-Clouds-Cover-NoAuthorGraythorn Publishing is open for submissions of science fiction short stories for the DARK CLOUDS anthology to be published in June 2016. Did you know that humans emit clouds of microbes? Over a million particles an hour. With that sort of chaos something is likely to go very, very wrong. Send us your completed short story of 1,000 to 10,000 words. Stories must relate strongly to the theme, and be primarily science fiction, although genre mashups with horror, romance, mystery, etc. will be accepted. Rights purchased for six months. Please submit to
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Pay: 3 cents/word

Answers to FAQ:

  • Submissions in Word or .rtf preferred.
  • Must relate to microbe/microbiome theme.
  • No acceptances will be issued until after the April 30 deadline, so if you hear from us before that it will either be to decline or suggest revision to adhere to the theme.
  • Contracts will be for six months, starting at the publishing date in June (tbd).
  • There will be both electronic and paperback copies available for six months.
  • Minimum story length revised from 3,000 to 1,000 because of excellent short pieces submitted.
  • Yes, you can use curse words in your submission. It will neither enhance nor reduce your chances of publication.