Hey! I had grand, scheming plans for this, and many of them fell over. Ah well, the best laid plans of foxes and editors, and all that.
So, let’s do this!
Arcana - A Tarot Anthology
First and foremost, here is the call itself, which will be kept most up to date: http://writing.drab-makyo.com/anthologies/arcana/
Arcana is an anthology of furry fiction edited by Makyo and published by Thurston Howl Publications. Twenty-two submissions for each of the twenty-two major arcana cards. Each card suggests a theme, and each submission should expand on that theme through a character-driven plot. The challenge for the author will be to come up with a story that showcases the ideas behind their card in a relatively short span. The challenge for the editors will be to find stories that create an anthology that is diverse enough to enjoy while still being cohesive enough to be able to read from cover to cover.
Thankfully, the Major Arcana - the first 22 cards of the Tarot deck - already tell a story of growth and fulfillment on their own. We just need some lovely words from some lovely authors!
Wordcount: 2000-5000 words
Payment: 1/2 cent per word
Deadline: Late March/Early April
Previous publication: Yes (so long as it’s currently unencumbered or the other publisher is fine with it, etc. etc.)
Multiple submissions: Within the anthology, yes; within each card, no.
Content restrictions: G to PG-13 (soft R okay; mention of sex or some violence is okay, but oughtn’t be the focus of the story)
Submissions available: Some cards are invite only to help encourage a more even spread of submissions across all 22 major arcana. These are listed on the cards page. Additionally, to help let writers know what cards are being worked on, you may pledge for a card. This will just increment a number on the listing so that folks know how many planned submissions are in the works for a card.
How to submit: Submissions should be anonymous (purge your documents, please). Accepting Microsoft Office, LibreOffice/OpenOffice, text, Markdown, LaTeX. Please see the posted call for more details.