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2013 ISG Anthology: Volume Two

It’s that time again. Submissions for our second anthology, coming out in 2013, are now being accepted!

Here are the rules:

ISG Anthology Requirements 2013


0. The Anthology submissions are only accepted from members of the Ink Slingers Guild.

1. ISG Anthology 2013: Required Story Elements:

1) Gravity
2) Innocuous
3) Perilous

The story must have each of these three items incorporated into the story by whatever means the author deems appropriate. There is no right or wrong way to include them; they must simply be incorporated in some way, by whatever definition the author chooses.

2. Entries must be submitted in Rich Text Format (.rtf). If you use Word, you can do a Save As and select Rich Text Format as the type of document. If you use Scrivenor, you can export the story as an .rtf. If you do not have either of these programs, you can download a free program called Open Office. You can get it here.

Each entry must include a cover page with the title of the story, the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, email address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title, author name (or pen name) and a page number. The story must be double-spaced.

3. Send entry by email to InkSlingersGuild at The email must include:

• Attachment of submission in Rich Text Format.
• Attachment of a high quality author photo
• Full Name
• Pen Name, if applicable
• Address
• Email & Phone Number with best time to contact and preferred method to discuss edits.
• Links to your social media: website, Facebook and Twitter

4. All entrants will retain all publication rights; however, a non-exclusive release contract will be required prior to publishing.

5. There is no entry fee. When the book is complete, all included authors are required to aid in the promotion of the book and in promoting their work by doing the following:

• Promoting the book through your social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and website.
• The book will be added to and Once released, make sure you set up your author page on both websites.

6. All entrants must abide by these Requirements or the submission may be deemed unqualified for the final Anthology.

7. All submissions must be the original works of the ISG member. Plagiarism will not be accepted. This includes the use of any third-party prose including but not limited to song lyrics, characters or poetry.  If submitted without written permission, it will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the editors, will also result in disqualification.

8. To be eligible, entries must be no longer then 10,000 words in length.

9. Each entrant may submit only one manuscript.  No revisions will be accepted.

10. Each submitted story will go through an editing and proofreading process. The editing process will include coordination with the author . A final proof will be provided for your approval and approval will be required in writing prior to release.

11. To add some spice: Many members submitted words for the basis of the anthology but only three were chosen from the hat. To spice it up a bit, below are many of the words submitted that did not come out of the hat. Incorporate one or more of these words into your story as you wish. Whoever has used the most words listed (beyond the required three) will have their story placed at the beginning of the book. If there is a tie the authors will be listed in alphabetical order by last name. The ‘extra credit’ words are:

Tower • Nemesis • Tree • Brilliant • Glitch • Key • Cahoots • Comedy • Abyss

Book Format

When it’s ready we will be arranging for the book to be available as an eBook and POD (print on demand) on Amazon.

We challenge you to create a spectacular story and join or add to the ranks of published authors in this soon-to-be unique anthology!

Happy Writing!!

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2012 ISG Anthology: Volume One

We are tripping over ourselves with excitement to announce that we are now accepting entries for the first ever ISG Anthology!

The Key Requirements

– The story must include all three of the following elements (in whatever

manner the author deems):

• Supernatural

• Castaway

• Door

– The story must be 10,000 words or less

– The story must be rated PG

– The story must be submitted by 31 May 2012

(EDIT 28 May 31: new deadline is 31 July 2012 – WRITE ON!!)

Click here for the Full Requirements.

Cover Art Entries

We are also accepting cover art for the book from any of our members who not only flow the ink to paper with words but with amazing imagery as well.  The three elements noted above is the guideline.

Book Title Entries

Finally, we are accepting submissions for the title. Siouxie and Lisa will choose the final title when the book is compiled. If you come up with any brilliant ideas, let us know and we’ll credit you in the book!


When it’s ready we will be arranging for the book to be available as an eBook on Amazon. For those that would like to have a hard copy, we will take orders when we have pricing.

We challenge you to create a spectacular story and join the ranks of published authors in this soon-to-be unique anthology!

Happy Writing!!

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