Anthologies only become visible once they open to submissions. To learn more about them before they are open read the Open Calls for Submissions page on my blog.

Please submit your stories in something resembling standard manuscript formatting.

How do you follow up an anthology of swashbuckling cats? With pirating dogs, of course!

As with the first anthology in this series I am looking for adventure-loving dogs, puns, water and fun. I’m looking for sailors, submariners, explorers, Vikings and more. Fun stories filled with excitement, drama, treasure-seeking, sword fights, discovering new worlds and dogs, dogs, dogs!

All. The. Dogs.

Be careful not to get too caught up in the fun and forget to include a strong plot and detailed characters for your story, though.

I’m a sucker for a great setting, three-dimensional characters and high stakes, and if your story elicits real emotion from me—laughter, tears or anything in between—you will have increased your chances of acceptance significantly.

We don’t deserve dogs. But we do deserve an anthology of pirating pups!

Rights and compensation: $50 CAD flat fee and a paperback copy of the anthology. In exchange we are seeking first world rights in English and exclusive right to publish in print and electronic format for six months after publication date, after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for the life of the anthology.

Open submission period: October 1, 2021 – November 30, 2021

Length: Under 7,500 words

No simultaneous or multiple submissions.

No reprints.

Canadian spelling, please. (Just do your best, I won’t judge)

Please note: This is not an appropriate market for children's stories.

This is not an anthology submission form. 


Toward the end of 2022 I will be putting together a Story Bundle (through StoryBundle.com) which includes my favourite speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction and/or horror) titles that were published by small presses in 2022. 

For this project I am defining a small press as any publisher that publishes 10 titles or fewer a year. This may include people who only publish their own work. I am only considering full-length novels for this bundle not short stories or short story collections and my preference will be for books with an adult audience.


There is only space for 12 - 15 books in the bundle.


Submissions close: September 1, 2022

Compensation: Contributors each earn an equal share of the sales revenue generated


I am happy to accept ARCs

I prefer .ePub files but will also read .pdf or .mobi format if necessary.


If you've any questions please contact me at rhonda.l.parrish@gmail.com



Rhonda Parrish Anthologies