In 2017, Donna Royston and I served as editors for Fantastic Defenders, a very successful fantasy anthology featuring up-and-coming indie writers. We’ve just contracted with Tannhauser Press to do a sequel anthology, which will be called Fantastic Detectives.
We’re looking for stories about crimes in fantasy settings, ranging from “second world” settings to urban fantasies (with a slight preference for the former—no more than a third of the anthology will be urban fantasies). Stories can have other elements such as romance, humor, action…but should primarily be about dealing with a crime (a theft, kidnapping, murder, etc.).
The due date is 12/31/21, with an expected publication date in May 2022. For more details, see the PDF for the Call for Submissions.
As of right now, we’re getting about one submission a day. The Call for Submissions is currently listed on the Submission Grinder.
The submissions are rolling in….
Just an FYI, if anybody is tracking this here. The submission window closed on 12/31/21, except for a very few curated contributors.