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Dreaming of Djinn Submission Guidelines

Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights stories have captured imaginations for a millennia. Fairy tales and fables abound, telling of the fantastic and mysterious, the comic and dramatic.

This anthology, with the working title Dreaming of Djinn, will look at romantic Orientalism through a speculative fiction lens. You might find lost cities, magical lamps, mummies, thieves, intrepid explorers, slaves, robotic horsemen, noble queens, sorcerers, outcast princes, harems, dancers, djinn, assassins and even smart-talking camels and cats, set in exotic Persia, Egypt, Arabia, the Ottoman Empire, or a modern incarnation of these.

The anthology will be edited by Liz Grzyb (Scary Kisses, More Scary Kisses, The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010) and published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2013.

Submission guidelines

Send me your best Arabian Nights-inspired speculative fiction story.

  • Story length 2,000 to 7,500 words. (Longer stories may be accepted, although payment is capped at 7,500).
  • Original stories only: no reprints, multiple, or simultaneous submissions.
  • Stories may be submitted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  in .doc or .rtf format.
  • Manuscript format: double spaced, large margins, Times New Roman font, Australian English spelling.
  • Submissions period open: 1st March -15th October 2012.
  • Payment: 2 copies of anthology and Aus 2 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $150) on publication.


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