Myths and legends have long served as gateways to our understanding of morals, emotions, and the mysteries of life. They capture our wonder and open our minds to a world of possibilities. I want to see fiction that captures the wonder and magic represented by the myths and legends of old. Fiction needs to successfully integrate mythology in a way that strongly affects the characters and plot of the story. I’m not looking for the mere mention or reference to a myth, (something easily recognized and just as quickly forgotten). I want to see fiction that utilizes myths to successfully create connections throughout.
Although I expect high quality writing, I am more interested in meaningful, emotional, and complex content. I will gladly accept great fiction that deals with Greek or Norse Mythology, but since a majority of the works we receive fall into those categories, I would love to see fiction that explores less common traditions. I look at many factors while reading a story and choosing which to publish, including writing quality, subjective taste, and integration of mythology. Strongly hateful and distasteful language and content will be rejected.
I am excited to start reading your submissions.