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Submission Guidelines for Apocalyptales


Stories from The End of The World

Wicked Shadows Press invites apocalyptic fiction submissions for publication in its anthology "Apocalyptales" (Expected release: December 2023). The final date of submission is November 3, 2023.

Please note that only those stories taking place immediately before, during or anytime after an apocalyptic event, shall be considered for publication.  

Feel free to take inspiration from one of our writing prompts below:

  • In a world on the brink of collapse due to a global pandemic, a group of scientists races against time to find a cure, but they discover a shocking truth about the virus.

  • During a nuclear war, two strangers from opposite sides of the conflict find themselves trapped together in a fallout shelter, forcing them to confront their prejudices and work together to survive.

  • As society crumbles in the wake of a massive solar flare that disrupts all technology, a small town must band together to survive and adapt to their new low-tech existence.

  • Centuries after a devastating asteroid impact, a new society has emerged in the remnants of the old world, but an ancient prophecy hints at another cataclysmic event looming on the horizon.

  • A massive flood is predicted to engulf entire continents. A family must find a way to survive navigate the treacherous floodwaters, facing not only the forces of nature but also the moral dilemmas of survival


Fiction: (between 1500-8K words) Send no more than ONE fiction per submission.

Flash Fiction: (within 1500 words) Send no more than TWO flash fictions per submission.

We are accepting TRANSLATED WORKS as well. Submission of translated works must be accompanied by a statement declaring that the translator has obtained the author’s permission and their publisher’s, if required.

Simultaneous Submissions are welcome but the author must inform us by e-mail as soon as the submitted piece is accepted elsewhere. Pieces cannot be withdrawn once Wicked Shadows Press informs the author of its acceptance for publication.

We consider Reprints but only publish them if we find them to be absolutely exceptional. In case you are sending a reprint, please mention in your mail body that it is a reprint which you still hold publishing rights to.

At present, we are unable to pay our contributors. Each contributor shall receive a COMPLIMENTARY DIGITAL COPY of the anthology as soon as it publishes.

Manuscripts should directly be sent to

Please mention in the subject line "Submission for APOCALYPTALES"

Please submit your files in the following formats: .doc /.docx /.txt. DO NOT submit PDFs. 


Wicked Shadows Press uses non exclusive rights to publish in its anthologies and website. Authors are free to republish their work anywhere else once it has been published.

Please submit only original pieces. Wicked Shadows Press or the editor/s of the anthology shall not be responsible for any disputes arising out of copyright infringement.

Each piece MUST be attached with a short bio of the author, preferably within 100 words, and if possible, a photograph of the author to go along with publication. 

NOTE: We typically reply within a month after receiving submissions. However, replies can be delayed under unforeseen circumstances.

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