Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Submissions Open: Tales from the Ruins

Black Beacon Books is accepting submissions for our post-apocalyptic anthology, Tales from the Ruins. 

Please read the specific guidelines below and refer to our submissions page for general guidelines.

a) We're looking for post-apocalyptic tales with a focus on the struggle of one character, couple, or a small group to survive in a ruined world. We want action and atmosphere, but most of all, we want to feel for the protagonists. Preferred length between 5,000 and 10,000 words.

b) The deadline is the 31st of July.

e) Rates are 20€ for original stories and 5€ for reprints plus one print copy.

NB. This is not the cover.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

Introducing our Monthly Fiction Contest on Patreon

Black Beacon Books now runs a monthly fiction contest on Patreon. The competition is open exclusively to patrons who subscribe to one of the four highest tiers: Moonlight Smuggler, Sea Witch, Assistant Keeper, or Lighthouse Keeper. The winning story from each month is published on Patreon and is available only to fellow patrons. At the end of each year, our monthly winners will be invited to have their stories included in our "Tales from the Black Beacon" e-anthology which will be free for patrons and sold to the public on Amazon.

Other advantages (according to which patronage tier you choose) include being invited to provide guest posts and answer interviews for our website, having a promotional mention or quarter-page ad in each edition of the e-anthology, and receiving ebook or print book copies of each publication. Full details about tiers are available on our Patreon page and you can find the entry details for the monthly competition in this post.