Welcome to this week’s edition of Submit Your Stories Sunday. Every week I bring you a unique call for submissions to help you find a home for your stories or inspire a new one. Each call will contain a speculative element and will offer payment upon acceptance. Next, I’ll recommend a story to inspire your submission and to help newer writers understand how to fulfill a call’s thematic elements.
This week we’re subbing social isolation stories to Impulsive Walrus’ Going Viral anthology and we’re taking inspiration from… reality.
Eligibility: speculative stories from 2K-8K words, set in the near future where the current quarantine and isolation rules still apply.
Submit by: submissions OPEN May 5th, 2020 and close when the anthology is filled. Don’t wait!
Payment offered: $0.02 per word
story to ignite your writing mojo
This time, you’re the story. What’s your life right now? What edges of this quarantine enveloped is your mind already pushing open? What does imagination and/or nightmares whisper to you is going to happen next in your busy writer’s mind? That’s your inspiration.
If you’re still coming up empty, scour your feeds for stories. I’ve read about overheard confessions of love, dogs fed by a neighbour on the balcony below, and I’ve seen bands jam together over Zoom. There’s no end of inspiration once you start digging, humans are social beasts and we will find a way, dang it. Give us a year of this and we will interacting in ways we cannot conceive of yet… except you should, and then write a story about it.
Stay safe, writers. Wash your hands and remember better days are coming.