March 5, 2024

Fearrington Road Submissions

Call for Submissions – Fearrington Road



An anthology of short stories in a Lovecraftian / Steam Punk / Diesel Punk vein. (But stories do not have to contain elements of all three.)

Fearrington Road

[Wharfedale by Moonlight
John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893)]

(Working Cover)


Where is Fearrington Road? It is that road just outside town, the one that leads in a direction travelers rarely take these days.

Submission Period: December 1st, 2018 – June 15th, 2019

Please put “Fearrington Road” and the name of your story in the subject line.

Length: 2500 to 6000 words.

Stories outside that range will be considered, but their length will work against inclusion. We admit to a preference for slightly longer work, with four to five thousand words in the sweet spot. We expect the anthology to have approximately seventy-five thousand words.

Payment: Royalty

Fifty percent of the gross royalties per calendar quarter will be distributed equally among the contributors. Contributor copies will not be offered. A limited number of review copies will be available.

Previously Published:

Reprints are fine, provided:

You have the right to authorize us to publish your story

The story has not been published more recently than 2018.

We ask for the exclusive right to publish your story for one calendar year following contract signing, excluding publications of those previously published.

Title subject to change.

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