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Do you admire strong female historical figures? Do you write historical fiction? Short stories/flash fiction for Women's History Month needed for an anthology to be published in March with Pagan Writer's Press. Each story needs to be historical, any era, time. No more than 3K words a piece. Flash fiction/shorties is a brief look into someone's life. The story can be about an ancestor of yours, a woman in history who did something awesome, a woman you make up. Perhaps she's standing up for herself, arguing an issue, rebelling against society. She can fight with a sword or her words or her silence. A woman's strength comes in many forms. She may be trying to improve her life or that of her children. She may be fighting for women's or civil rights.

Romance is fine, but no sex scenes. Author bios will be at the end of each story. This will be published as an ebook and print if it reaches 50K. Royalties will be paid. Authors share 40% of print royalties, 50% of ebook royalties. I shall update information as I receive it, but get writing! I'd like to have all these stories no later than the first week of February.

Send stories to Tara at tchevrestt (at) yahoo (dot) com for consideration. Thank you. *Original work only, please. These are not to be excerpts from previously published or about to be published material.

Learn more at HerStory http://herstoryanthology.blogspot.com/
 

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I know, that's crazy short.

I'm assuming the short turnaround time on submissions is because the stories are just 3000 words, but for many people, even squeezing in an extra 3000 words in the next 3 weeks could be a challenge if you're already working on deadline for other projects.

 

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I agree that this is awfully short notice.  I would have loved to participate but getting the last book in my series done is way more important, especially since I have given an expected completion time.
 

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I'm big on historical fiction featuring strong women, but I don't think I have any ideas for a short story featuring one.  Nuts!  All my good ideas turn into novels.
 

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I know, Amanda, right?

Plus, I've been patting myself on the back all week for talking myself out of doing a Valentines Day short. After doing the NYE one last month in that amount of time, I learned my lesson *snort*

Edited to clarify: In the same amount of time as the V-Day one, not this call.
 
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