anthology submissions

how to submit


*- Send all your submissions to:

*- Use Subject Line: “Submission for [Insert Name] Anthology”

*- All stories must be written in Shunn format.

*- Attach a word document to the email. Do not copy & paste your work into the body of the email.

*- Include your author bio, and links to your website and social media in the body of the email.

*- It is highly recommended to have your work proofread and edited before submission.

Submission Guidelines


*- Dastaan World’s Anthologies do not now, and never will, have a submission fee. We do, however, request that you do your best to promote and market any anthology which includes your work, and indeed all our anthologies. Every sale we make benefits you in the long run.

*- We will not accept reprints or simultaneous submissions, which means:

– We request that any stories you submit to us be exclusive to Dastaan World for six [6] months from the date of publication. All rights will subsequently return to the author.

– In order to avoid hassles with Amazon and Google, and so our anthologies don’t struggle for sales because of technicalities, we must insist you only submit previously unpublished work.

– Please do not send submissions tangled up in prior agreements.

Please do not send your submissions more than once.

– Please do not send your submissions for Dastaan World’s anthologies to other publications until you receive an acceptance/rejection email from us.

*- All submissions will be reviewed based on their content, quality, and relevance.

*- Authors must be willing to accept changes to their work where necessary, and should be open to receiving feedback and suggestions.

*- We will not accept novel excerpts or anything which includes illustrations and/or photographs.

*- We will never accept erotica of any kind for any of our anthologies.

*- Any submissions which insult, offend or discriminate against any person, group, community, race, nation, and/or religion will be immediately rejected.

*- For all anthologies, we will allow a maximum of two [2] submissions per author, only one of which will be accepted for publication.

*- Authors will receive all prize money between 90 to 120 days after they meet the criteria, and rewards are announced.