I am thrilled to be working with Riverdale Avenue Press on three new anthologies which will (hopefully, you know how publishing can be) be released in June/July 2019, November 2019 and June 2020. The calls are in order of submission deadlines below. If you have any questions, you can reach me at author@rachelkenley.net

Dangerous Curves

Size doesn’t matter – not when it comes going for dreams and goals or when thinking about love and romance. For this anthology Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for authors to give us your non-traditionally accepted weight main characters (and, yes, by traditionally accepted weight we mean skinny) who are going for big dreams and big love. Nothing airbrushed to perfection. Show us their love for life, their appetite for success, and their passion for… passion.

LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.

All submissions will receive an acknowledgement email and a response by or before May 12, 2019. Please inquire about reprints. Original, previously unpublished work is preferred. Payment is prorated share of the epub, print and audio royalties split evenly among all contributors, a pdf and print copy of the book. Rights are for seven (7) years, reusable with permission and notification.

All submissions should:

  • Be submitted as a Word document
  • Be between 4000-8000 words long (query for longer stories)
  • Be proofread and edited
  • Include a HEA or HFN ending
  • Use Times New Roman 12 point and underline italics
  • Use ### or *** centered for scene breaks with a blank line above and below
  • Include title, last name and page numbers in upper right hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.

Submission deadline: May 12, 2019 or until filled

Expected publication: June/July 2019

Send submissions via attachment to
Submissions@RiverdaleAveBooks.com

Put Curves Anthology in the subject line

Retold Fairy Tales – The Villain Wins

Sometimes it’s so very good to be bad. And why shouldn’t the villains have their chance at love? If Maleficent can have her happy ending –can’t some of our other favorites?

Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for retold fairytales with a specific twist – the villain is now the hero/ine and has the happily ever after. Wolves win over those who might harm them. Witches seduce and enchant. And good little boys and girls? Well, theirs are the motivations that come into question. Familiar and foreign tales are welcome, just put the villain at the center of your story.

LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.

All submissions will receive an acknowledgment email and a response by or before September 7, 2019. Please inquire about reprints. Original, previously unpublished work is preferred. Payment is prorated share of the epub, print and audio royalties split evenly among all contributors, a pdf and print copy of the book. Rights are for seven (7) years, reusable with permission and notification.

(EDITOR’S NOTE – DO NOT submit a retelling of The Little Mermaid. That one is already claimed!)

All submissions should:

  • Be submitted as a Word document
  • Be between 4000-8000 words long (query for longer stories)
  • Be proofread and edited
  • Include a HEA or HFN ending
  • Use Times New Roman 12 point and underline italics
  • Use ### or *** centered for scene breaks with a blank line above and below
  • Include title, last name and page numbers in the upper right-hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.

Expected publication: November 2019 – to coincide with the release of Maleficent 2

Submission deadline: September 13, 2019
Put Villains Win Anthology in the subject line
Send submissions via attachment to
Submissions@RiverdaleAveBooks.com

Sexy Super Heroes

Men in tights.

Women in capes.

Super powers and super passion.

As if it’s not hard enough to build a relationship! Riverdale Avenue Books wants your superhero themed short stories. New couples dealing with one or both having extraordinary abilities. Established couples trying to keep a relationship going and romance alive while working to keep the world safe. All characters must be created by the authors – no established superheroes will be accepted.

LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.

All submissions will receive an acknowledgement email and a response by or before September 7, 2019. Please inquire about reprints. Original, previously unpublished work is preferred. Payment is prorated share of the epub, print and audio royalties split evenly among all contributors, a pdf and print copy of the book. Rights are for seven (7) years, reusable with permission and notification.

All submissions should:

  • Be submitted as a Word document
  • Be between 4000-8000 words long (query for longer stories)
  • Be proofread and edited
  • Include a HEA or HFN ending
  • Use Times New Roman 12 point and underline italics
  • Use ### or *** centered for scene breaks with a blank line above and below
  • Include title, last name and page numbers in upper right-hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.

Submission deadline: April 6, 2020

Expected publication: June 2020 – to coincide with the release of Wonder Woman 1984

Put Sexy Super Heroes Anthology in the subject line
Send submissions via attachment to
Submissions@RiverdaleAveBooks.com