In 2011, the Ink Monkey family of publications took another step into adulthood with open submission calls to several anthologies.  For more information on submitting to these publications, please see below.  Writers guidelines are the same as they are for Ink Monkey Magazine unless otherwise specified.  Remember, by submitting, you are agreeing to let us publish your story.  (Think of your submission as a contract.  As such, minors are asked to submit through a parent or guardian.)

Please submit through our Submittable (formerly Submishmash) form.  (Note, the link will open a new window...)


Croatoan: What really happened to the lost colony of Roanoke

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Projected Publication Date: Summer 2015

April 27, 1584 - Sir Walter Raleigh sends two cousins and several dozen people to the new world.

July 4, 1584 - Expedition lands on Roanoke Island and makes first contact with locals

Fast forward a few years.  

A fort is built, a colony is established. Then they return to England.  Then more people come.  (A lot of flopping around happens.)  By 1587, there are 90 men, 17 women, and 11 children, all trying to make this colony thing work. Included in those people are a little girl named Virginia Dare (August 18, 1587 - ?), the first English person born in America.  John White and a few other people return to England with the plan of coming back soon.

In August 1590, the men finally come back to Roanoke.  Except the colony is gone.  Totally empty.  Buildings dismantled and taken, people gone.  With no signs of struggle, and no clues, except one.  The word "Croatoan" carved into a post on the fort, and "cro" carved into a nearby tree.

He decided that this meant they went to nearby Croatoan Island, but a storm popped up, and instead of ever checking the island, he went all the way back to England.  Way to go.   

So what happened?  History has a few ideas, all of them boring, and none of them can be proven.  So let's write our own endings.  Tell me who and what and where and how.  Give me the Why.  It's up to you.

There are numerous resources for info on the colony.  Wikipedia's info base is decent.  

Standard submission guidelines apply. 


For this anthology ONLY you may submit stories between 1000 and 15000 words!


Digital Underground

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Projected Publication Date: Summer 2015

For this anthology, we are looking for the best you can do in the genre of CYBERPUNK.  

Give us your computer geeks and your ever growing tech, your cyborgs and your cyberspace.  [Almost] anything goes as long as it fits the cyberpunk genre.

Stories 8,000 words or less; standard submission guidelines apply.


Davy Jones' Locker

Deadline: June 2015

Projected Publication Date: Autumn

Davy Jones' Locker is a collection of HORROR stories that relate somehow to the ocean, sea creatures, boats, etc.  As long as you can make it easily relate, I'll consider it.  

Stories should be 7500 words or less.


The Whisper of a Kiss

Deadline: July 2015
Expected Publication: Autumn

The Whisper of a Kiss is a ROMANCE anthology. 


For this project, we are looking for longer stories.  I will accept shorter stories of 5000-7500 words, Novelettes, and Novellas.   

I plan to finish the anthology out at 10 contributors or 200,000 words, whichever comes first.

Payment for this anthology only will include a contributor's copy.

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