Anthology Guidelines

The main goal of Par Impar is to produce anthologies where the authors have a good experience and do a little good, too. Before you submit for the anthologies, please complete an author application. Once you are “approved”, you’ll be asked to sign an agreement stating you will abide by the shared world rules and understand that Par Impar is a wholly owned intellectual property. It may be helpful to read the stories on the website to get a feel for Par Impar and what’s been happening. (Don’t forget to grab our free story, Bad Luck Titan, too.)

General Anthology Rules

  1. Stories must take place at or adjacent to Par Impar. Even if your characters take you far away from the resort, it still must play a role in your story. One quick scene at Par Impar before they leave is not enough. (Likewise, a quick “return” to Par Impar is not enough.)
  2. Stories must contain your own original paranormal characters. Draw upon all the world’s mythologies, but remember deities are barred from visiting Par Impar and any historical/well-known mythological characters are off limits.
  3. That being said if you have a paranormal world that you’d like to reference in the story or a character from one of your books that you’d like to visit — WELCOME! You own your characters, and of course you own the rights to your own worlds/creations.
  4. Stories must be between 3000 and 10,000 words.
  5. No excessive gore or sex. Let’s keep these PG-13 please. Par Impar is not a dating club and too much gore scares the guests. If the main purpose of your character is to get laid, then they’re not a good fit for Par Impar.
  6. Stories will be edited and authors are expected to participate in the editing process.
  7. Authors will be required to sign a story contract AND abide by and sign the shared world agreement.

At no time will Fortuna dea Conatibus ask for money to publish your work.

What rights do we take? How long will your story be published?

Given that Par Impar is a wholly owned intellectual property, we ask for exclusive rights with an anticipated publishing timeframe of nine months, split between wide and Kindle Unlimited. (Six months wide, then 3 months KU). At the end of this period, it will be by majority vote whether the stories continue to be published. The anthology will also be placed into print.

When the anthology is unpublished at the end of its term, the rights will revert back to the author who can then remove the shared world elements and republish the story as desired.

However, should an author write multiple stories for us, or after working with us and wish to write a longer work, the author is welcome to apply to have the stories from no longer published anthologies bundled and produced into a book for sale through Epona Publishing and Fortuna dea Conatibus. This is discussed on an author-by-author basis. Royalty payments, schedule, and other details will be discussed at that time.

Anthology Themes & Deadlines

Par Impar: Holiday At Home

Anthology type: Hybrid – 3 months Charity and then equal royalty split among contributors after a 20% management fee.

Spots Open: 9-12

It’s the holiday season and in this anthology featuring winter holidays from numerous cultures, the supernatural creatures who either live at Par Impar, or who are visiting, are finding ways to create home and celebration. It’s a scary world out there. Let’s bring some paranormal festivities in this upbeat anthology.

Proceeds from the charity portion of the anthology will be aimed toward organizations which work with refugees.

DEADLINE: October 15, 2021
Anticipated Publishing Date: December 2021

Par Impar: Hunger

Anthology type: Hybrid – 3 months Charity and then equal royalty split among contributors after a 20% management fee.

What do supernatural creatures do on an island with large economic disparities? How do they handle their hunger for food, for contact with their own kind, for empathy or for touch? Explore the various things that we hunger for within the terms of supernatural creatures.

Proceeds from this anthology will be aimed at organizations like the World Kitchen that fight hunger in our world.

Deadline: January 31, 2022
Anticipated Publishing Date: March 2022

Par Impar: Symphony

Anthology type: Hybrid – 3 months Charity and then equal royalty split among contributors after a 20% management fee.

Music is life. Music plays a vital and important role in our life. Whether it’s a concert with friends or our first band instrument, music creates memories and bonds us together. In this anthology, we’ll celebrate the role of music.

Proceeds from this anthology will be aimed at organizations helping with childhood music education.

Deadline: May 31, 2022
Anticipated Publishing Date July 2022

Have questions about these anthologies or our application process? Contact us.