Thriller Digest 2022
Call for Submissions
Edited by Tracy Cooper-Posey
Deadline: February 13, 2022
Length: 7,500 to 10,000 words
Payment: Revenue share
This is an anthology of suspense novelettes.
The theme is “hunted” – which can be interpreted in any way that creates a fast-moving, pulse-pounding story that readers can’t put down.
Please see the retail book description, below, for more on this.
The story should conform to thriller/suspense genre expectations. We are looking for a range of stories which explore the anthology theme from different angles.
The retail book description
This is the description that will appear on the back of the book, and on retail sites. (Please note: the actual number of stories to be included in the anthology is to be finalized during the reading period.)
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Twelve thrill-filled, breathless tales.
Stories Rule Press presents Thriller Digest 2022: Hunted.
Either innocent or guilty, to be pursued is to know fear. When you are being hunted, the enemy is always too close to draw breath. When you are in a chase, questions abound. Why? Who? Will I survive this?
Be thrilled by twelve heart-stopping stories featuring characters who learn that being hunted is a dark and deadly game, in Stories Rule Press’ 2022 edition of Thriller Digest.
Thriller Digest 2022: Hunted is the third volume in a quarterly collection of genre fiction anthologies presented by Stories Rule Press.
Suspense Thriller Fiction Anthology
Stories Rule Press is a family-run micro press in Alberta, Canada, working as a cooperative to bring great storytellers together and assist them with publication.
Editor Tracy Cooper-Posey is one of the original authors with Stories Rule Press. She writes across several fiction genres, including historical suspense and romantic suspense. She grew up reading classic thrillers from masters such as Alistair McLean, Desmond Bagley and Peter O’Donnell.
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Payment is by revenue share, via Draft2Digital. Authors will need to set up a Draft2Digital account if they don’t already have one. If your story is accepted, guidance will be provided in setting up your account, if you do not have one already.
We are asking for world first serial print rights, and ebook rights, with a six-month exclusive period. We are also asking for non-exclusive rights after the initial six-month period so the anthology can remain in print. After the first six months’ exclusive period, you are free to sell reprint rights or self-publish.
We are not accepting reprints. Your story must not have been published anywhere else, including websites and author newsletters.
Authors will be asked to sign a short contract with Stories Rule Press that outlines these rights and expectations. There are also legal and financial agreements required by Draft2Digital, when setting up an account there.
The success of revenue share projects lies in the authors’ cross-promotions to their readers and social networks. Authors will be provided marketing materials and suggestions for promotion.
The publisher will be promoting the anthology to SRP readers, via newsletters and social media, and a wider thriller audience via paid-for marketing.
Who Should Submit
We are looking for well-written stories from authors who have a track record in publishing suspense fiction—either via traditional markets or indie publishing—and can bring an active readership to the table. We will have one or two slots for less advanced authors, if their stories deserve the showcase.
Please use the William Shunn Modern Format for your manuscript. Details can be found here.
Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines, which are difficult to read or would require an excess of time to format to the standard of the anthology, will be rejected.
How to Submit
Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2022.
We are accepting electronic submissions only. Please complete the form here, and upload your manuscript via the form.
Submissions sent after the close date which have not been previously discussed with SRP will not be considered or responded to.
We are not accepting simultaneous submissions or multiple submissions from the same author.
We will be reading all submissions and making offers by March 16, 2022 at the latest.
If you have any questions about the information in these guidelines, please contact the editor at Tracy at Stories Rule Press dot com. Do not use this email address to submit your manuscript—submit your story here.
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