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Submissions open for a Superhero Anthology

Behind the Mask is Meerkat Press’ next themed anthology and it’s all about superheroes! But not how they saved the world this time. We’re more interested in the ordinary day-to-day challenges facing these extraordinary individuals: growing up, growing old, relationships, career struggles, parenting. How they cope with that age-old desire to fit in when, let’s face it, they don’t.

We want superhero stories with originality, diversity, and strong character development that celebrate the genre but manage to push its boundaries as well. Fun, quirky, serious, happy, sad: any tone will do, and we plan to have a nice variety. But bring us something fresh and relevant to this crazy world we live in today.

So without further ado, here are the details!

Short Fiction (3K to 6K words) for Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology

We are currently seeking short stories for our next short fiction superhero themed anthology, Behind the Mask.

Submission Deadline 9/15/16

Submission Guidelines:
Include a cover email containing genre, word count, brief bio, and contact information
Please confirm that your story has not been published before
Attach your complete story using Proper Short Story Manuscript Format (Meerkat exceptions: Times New Roman preferred, one space after period, italics are okay, em dashes are okay)

We accept .doc, .docx, .txt and .rtf files.

We do not accept reprints.

We do accept simultaneous submissions for short stories (but ask that you contact us immediately if your story is accepted elsewhere).

Send to with subject line: Superhero – Genre – Title – Author

Payment: We pay .02 to .08 per word for short fiction.

Final selections will be made in October-November 2016.

Behind the Mask Final Lineup Announced!