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Open Calls For Submissions

Calling all visionary wordsmiths and storytellers! Farthest Star Publishing invites you to be a part of our extraordinary literary journey. We are on the lookout for the next generation of creative minds to join our constellation of diverse authors. If you have a passion for science fiction, fantasy, or horror, and a unique voice to share, we want to hear from you. Our open call submissions provide an opportunity for both new and established writers to shine. Be part of our mission to explore uncharted worlds, push the boundaries of imagination, and bring captivating tales to life. Submit your manuscript today and embark on a journey to see your dreams in print!


Leadership Gone Right


Unlock the power of imagination with Farthest Star Publishing's inaugural open call for short story submissions, themed “Leadership Gone Right”. Are you ready to explore the uncharted territories of leadership in science fiction, fantasy, and horror? We're seeking gripping tales that envision a world where leadership takes a different path, where heroes and anti-heroes emerge in unexpected ways. From galactic leaders to mythical monarchs and supernatural rulers, your story should transport us to new realms where leadership shines brilliantly or takes a haunting turn. This is your chance to craft a story that reshapes the very essence of authority. Submit your most inventive and captivating short stories and let your vision of “Leadership Gone Right” light the way for readers everywhere.


We invite storytellers of all dimensions to contribute their tales of leadership reimagined, as we venture into futures and realms where heroes rise to meet the challenges of their worlds with wisdom, compassion, and courage. Or where villains use cunning and guile to crush all opposition.


In this anthology, we seek stories that challenge traditional notions of authority, showcasing leadership that is energetic, inspirational, and transformative. From utopian spacefaring societies to mythical kingdoms and beyond, "Leadership Gone Right" invites you to envision leaders who empower and unite, forging paths only they can see toward a future only we can imagine.


Are your protagonists visionary captains guiding their starships through the cosmos, or mystic rulers who harness arcane forces to preserve an empire? Perhaps they are benevolent AI overlords overseeing realms of technology, or rebel leaders who inspire change through their unwavering principles. Let your imagination soar as you explore leadership's potential in these imaginative settings.


We're on the hunt for tales that captivate, provoke thought, and transport readers to distant worlds where leadership can stand as a beacon of hope, or as the last dim lamp before darkness. Whether you're an established author or a fresh voice in the speculative fiction landscape, we invite you to share your unique perspective and contribute to this compelling anthology.


Submission Guidelines:


  • Word Count: 1,000 to 8,000 words.

  • Submissions open November 13, 2023 and close on January 25, 2024.

  • We read blind, which means we want to get to know your story before we get to know you, so remove all identifying information from your document (no name or address in the body; no headers or footers). Save it for your cover letter.

  • Please send your manuscript as an [.rtf file] in standard manuscript format to In the subject line, type “Leadership Gone Right” Submission - [TITLE] – [WORD COUNT].

  • A short cover letter is advised. Remember to put your name and the title of your story.

  • Multiple submissions are welcome, but no more than three works from any author.

  • Simultaneous Submissions: Yes, just let us know if your story has been accepted elsewhere.

  • Reprints: Yes, but your story must have been published more than three years prior (Let us know where and when).

  • AI Content: Sorry, but we do not accept content written wholly or in part by AI at this time. Please don’t. We’ll check.

  • Compensation: $10 for accepted stories, and an equal portion of the Kickstarter’s stretch goals. All money after expenses will be divided among the authors. We’re hoping to make this number a whole lot bigger. So let everyone know. The more backers, the higher the author’s compensation!

  • Rights: We are seeking First World English Rights for print and digital formats for (90 days) for previously unpublished work.


Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, where leadership takes on new dimensions and the possibilities are boundless. "Leadership Gone Right" promises to be an anthology of visionary tales that will ignite the imagination and inspire us all. Be part of this exciting venture, and let your stories reshape the narrative of leadership!


Our Kickstarter is now live!

Dive into a universe where the boundaries between science fiction, fantasy, and horror blur, inviting you into a thrilling anthology titled "Leadership Gone Right." Brace yourself for a collection that defies convention, weaving tales of visionary leadership, ominous powers, and chilling twists that will grip your imagination.

This anthology is more than just a compilation; it's an expedition through uncharted storytelling realms, where each page holds a new adventure. With fresh voices and innovative narratives, "Leadership Gone Right" promises an exhilarating escape from the ordinary.

But here's the most exciting part: your support doesn't just fuel the creation of this groundbreaking anthology—it empowers the talented authors behind these gripping stories. Your contribution directly ensures these creatives are fairly compensated and given their much-deserved shot at publication.

Join us in bringing this unparalleled vision to life. Back "Leadership Gone Right" on Kickstarter and be a catalyst for original storytelling while supporting authors in their journey towards recognition and success. Let's champion creativity and celebrate these captivating narratives together!

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