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Writers Unite Anthologies: Dimensions of Love

WRITERS UNITE! ANTHOLOGIES IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE NEWEST ANTHOLOGY IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Dimensions of Love

Now Open for Submissions — from February 15 through April 15, 2022!

This anthology is a republication of Realm of Romance. We have broadened the theme’s scope from romance to love and encourage members to write about love in all of its forms — romantic love, platonic love, familial love, love of a hobby, a location, a season, and more.

The Greeks have numerous names for the varying types of love, and we hope you will use those words as guides.

The Seven Greek words we offer as inspiration are as follows:

  • Eros: romantic, passionate love.
  • Philia: intimate, authentic friendship.
  • Ludus: playful, flirtatious love.
  • Storge: unconditional, familial love.
  • Philautia: self-love.
  • Pragma: committed, companionate love.
  • Agápe: empathetic, universal love.

Here are the links for further details on how and where to submit your stories. Please read these files for further information — and we look forward to receiving outstanding stories from you! Start writing!

https://docs.google.com/…/1vkFAQMzp1ANa3LqSbN8n7k6aXeL…/

https://docs.google.com/…/1s0iO82R5IuM3U7KobmiNDP1lbNM…/

Writers Unite! Anthologies: Dimensions of the Wild West

Writers Unite! Anthologies

Dimensions of the Wild West

Available NOW on Amazon. com!

Cowboys on dusty trails. Cattle drives. Bank robbers and sheriffs. Whether riding a horse in the old West, a pickup truck in present day, or a mining transport on an asteroid, good fought evil, and tales of the West continued. Enjoy this collection of stories from the authors of Writers Unite! as they take you from the old West into the future.

Dimensions of Paranormal

Dimensions of Paranormal

Volumes One and Two release in three days!


Paranormal. Does the word bring a shiver to your spine or cause you to think of ectoplasmic slime? Your favorite group of authors from Writers Unite! invite you to experience their version of shivers and slime.


Pre-order your ebooks now!

Paperbacks available on October 30th on Amazon.com!

Volume One: https://amzn.to/31IVvAr

Volume Two: https://amzn.to/3dXH8NO

Writers Unite! Anthologies: Dimensions of the Wild West

Welcome to Writers Unite!’s sixth anthology volume.  We invite all writers of westerns or any writers interested in the western genre to submit a story to our Dimensions of The Wild West anthology.

Ah… the western… say the word and cowboys and horses and saloons are the images you recall. The traditional western contains several expected components and themes—good vs. evil, bad guy redeeming himself, sheriff fighting off the bad guys threatening his town are among them. The tropes abound. While traditionally, the period for westerns is between the late 1800s and early 1900s, a resurgence of the western has found its way into present day.

A new sub-genre, the neo-western, has gained popularity. We will post a workshop about the western genre this week, beginning today, and we will discuss the neo-western in more detail. This sub-genre takes the characteristics of a western, its themes, characters, and locations but placed in a modern-day setting. Also remember, the sub-genres are plentiful. You can write a romance (a lot of western romance novels happen in present-day), paranormal, thriller, science fiction, or a good old train robbery. You may set your story in the old west or the modern-day west. Your character can ride a horse and wear a Stetson or drive a Cadillac and wear a Stetson (or not) and take place in the western US or the western Australian Outback, but we will require these genre components.

  • Western location
  • Western theme
  • Characters based on the standards in the genre

If you are interested in submission, you must be a member of Writers Unite! on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/145324212487752/
If you have questions, please email writersunite16@gmail.com.

Submission information:  

  • Submissions open on August 1, 2020, at Noon EDT
  • Submissions close on November 15, 2020 at 11: 59 pm EDT
  • All stories must be emailed to the Publisher at writersunite16@gmail.com
  • Please type “Wild West Submission” plus your name and the story title in the subject line. Each story submission must be in a separate email.

Link to Guidelines for the Dimensions of the Wild West: https://bit.ly/3fh7zgr

We are providing extended time for submissions as this Is a genre that is regaining its popularity. Please note: The publisher will begin work on this anthology after January 1, 2021 when the selection committee will review the submissions for inclusion. Publication expected in early Spring 2021.

WRITERS UNITE! ANTHOLOGIES: DIMENSIONS OF Paranormal

Welcome to Writers Unite!’s fifth anthology volume. We invite all writers of paranormal or any writers interested in the paranormal genre to submit a story to our Dimensions of Paranormal anthology.

If you are interested in submission, you must be a member of Writers Unite! on Facebook.  If you have questions, please email writersunite16@gmail.com. 

Thank you for your interest!  

Submission information: 

  • Submissions open on October 1, 2019, at 12:01 am Eastern Time
  • Submissions close on December 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time
  • All stories must be emailed to the Publisher at writersunite16@gmail.com
  • Please type “Paranormal Submission” plus your name and the story title in the subject line. Each story submission must be in a separate email.

Writers Unite! Paranormal Anthology Guidelines:

Genre:  Paranormal (all subgenres)     

Rating: G, GP, R (no excessive gore or erotica)

Please click on the link below for the complete guidelines.

Paranormal Anthology Guidelines

WU! Anthologies: Dimensions of Mystery

Writers Unite!’s Anthology Dimensions of Mystery will be available for presale on Amazon. com on August 15. 2019 .

Join the excellent authors from Writers Unite! as they take you through tales of murder, mystery, mayhem and well… the tale of a funny thief.

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Presale: August 15, 2019

Published: September 1, 2019

WU! Anthologies: Dimensions of Mystery

A cop killer. A child witness. A soda thief. A female detective. An omniscient sleuth.

All are waiting for you within the pages of Dimensions of Mystery.

Journey through the many dimensions of the mystery genre in this collection of stories from the devious minds of the talented writers of Writers Unite!

Authors:

  • Rylee Black
  • R. R. Brooks
  • Rachel Ford
  • Maggie Foster
  • Caroline Giammanco
  • Brianna Lambert
  • Kenneth Lawson
  • Angela Lovelace
  • Lynn Miclea
  • Susan Staneslow Olesen
  • Otilia Pricope
  • D. A. Ratliff
  • Daniel Craig Roche
  • Megan Russ
  • L. T. Waterson.

Pre-sale date announced soon!

Submissions for our fourth anthology, Dimensions of Science Fiction are underway right now. Details Here

Writers Unite! Anthologies: Dimensions of Science Fiction

Welcome to Writers Unite!’s fourth anthology volume.  We invite all writers of science fiction or any writers interested in the science fiction genre to submit a story to our Dimensions of Science Fiction anthology.

If you are interested in submission, you must be a member of Writers Unite! on Facebook.  If you have questions, please email writersunite16@gmail.com.

Submission information:  

  • Submissions open on April 1, 2019, at Noon EDT
  • Submissions close on June 30, 2019, at 11: 59 pm EDT
  • All stories must be emailed to the Publisher at writersunite16@gmail.com
  • Please type “Sci-Fi Submission” plus your name and the story title in the subject line. Each story submission must be in a separate email.

Writers Unite! Science Fiction Anthology Guidelines:

Genre:  Science Fiction (all subgenres)     

Rating: G, GP, R (no excessive gore or erotica)

General:

Word count:

  • 5000 maximum. (Please no less than 500 for stories, 25 words for poetry).
  • You may submit shorter stories and poems (max word count 3000)
  • Only authors of stories of min 3000 + words receive cover credit. Shorter stories will be included as space allows and authors given credit in the index of authors.

Submission Count:

  • Each author may submit up to five total stories.
  • Each author is only allowed one 3K-5K word story (These stories take precedence in publishing)
  • Up to four flash fiction and/or poetry pieces (max 1000 words each) are acceptable from one author in addition to the 3K-5K story. (These stories and poems will be selected on quality and space needs in the anthology.

Editing and Proofreading:

  • Submitted manuscripts MUST be WELL-EDITED for consideration. Manuscripts not meeting the requirement will be rejected by the Writers Unite! Administrative team and not forwarded to the PUBLISHER.
  • Formatting requirements are listed at the end of this document.
  • PUBLISHER shall make no changes in, or to the manuscript without AUTHOR’S consent. In order to obtain such consent PUBLISHER shall submit the copy-edited manuscript to AUTHOR for approval. AUTHOR agrees to return such proof to PUBLISHER within ten (10) days of delivery of copy-edited manuscript.

Publication and Compensation:

  • AUTHORS will retain sole copyright ownership of their individual respective works.
  • AUTHORS  may submit work for publication under a pseudonym but must provide true name for purposes of royalty payments.
  • AUTHORS’ compensation will be based on a pro rata royalty share of 50% of net proceeds to be divided among all AUTHORS whose writing appears in WORK.
  • CONTRIBUTOR’S *** MUST *** have a Valid PayPal ID will be required for royalty payouts to AUTHORS.  If an individual AUTHORS refuses to provide PayPal ID they will not be eligible for compensation and their content will not be included in WORK. PUBLISHER will provide Authors with one electronic file of the finished product at no charge. If additional author copies are required, they will be provided as follows:  AUTHORS may each purchase up to five (5) copies at PUBLISHER’s discounted rate of 30% off the distributor’s retail price. No royalties will be paid by PUBLISHER for copies purchased using Publisher/vendor discount.
  • Selling Price:​ PUBLISHER will set the retail price (“cover price”) of the WORK, based on length, comparable works, and format. PUBLISHER reserves the right to raise or reduce the price as needed to stimulate sales.
  • PUBLISHER at its sole discretion will make WORK available through distribution and/or vending companies in one or more of the following formats:  
    • Readable (text) digital format (electronic download, disk, CD/CD-ROM, E-Book reader or similar media of presentation, excluding motion picture/television/video/DVD rights) whether now known or hereafter invented or developed
    • Print on demand (POD) trade paperback
    • Traditional print run mass market paperback
    • Audiobook

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Formatting the Manuscript:

  • Font: 12-point Times New Roman or Courier
  • Visual: Black text on white background
  • Margins: One-inch margins, and on half-inch first-line indents.
  • Paragraphs: Set to double-spaced, O lines before/after.
  • Spacing: Left justified with consistent one-space spacing between sentences.
  • Name/Word Count: Single spaced true identity and word count in top right of first page. (
  • Title: Centered title, about one-third down first page.
  • Byline: Centered one double-space after title.
  • Main Text: Begin text two double spaces below byline.
  • Header: Name / Title / Pg.# on pages 2 and above.
  • Dialog: Must be enclosed in quotation marks.
  • End of Text: Place <end> after last line.

Writers Unite! Anthology: Realm of Romance

Romance. The word alone conjures up a myriad of emotions depending on the state of our relationships, but the fact is, romance creates intense reactions. Whether we are overjoyed because we are with the one we love or heartbroken over a loss, romance has fueled our imagination from the beginning of time.

Writers Unite! chose romance for our second Realm anthology because the genre is the world’s most popular. From innocent to the most intimate of stories, there is something to please everyone. With an international membership of 45,000 writers from all walks of life, the admins had no doubt the members would rise to the occasion and provide excellent stories about love gained and lost.


We were not disappointed.

As you read the wonderful stories included, remember that these excellent writers had restrictions. The stories are limited to 5000 words or less. Writing a complete story in so few words is an art, and there are artists among us. As we read through the entries, we laughed and cried, and you will too. Keep the tissues handy!

Deborah Ratliff

Writers Unite! Administrator

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Don’t forget WU!’s First Anthology Realm of Magic also available on Amazon. com!!!

Writers Unite! anthology: Realm of Romance available for Pre-Order!

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