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  1. Irina
    January 16, 2019 @ 17:02

    Hi! I just got a hold of this, it looks like an amazing opportunity, as I was already planning my own 12 short story anthology, but I am just starting it. I was wondering if you were still considering pieces entered untill the end of this week?


    • admin2
      January 16, 2019 @ 17:21

      Hi Irina,
      Submissions have ended for this go around. Sorry. We are in the process of reading and notifying all authors who already submitted to us and sorting through final picks. We got a lot of great stories.

      However, we had such a large response we are planning to do a volume 2 possibly in July. So sign up for the Grumpy newsletter to hear about it first or check back here periodically. Maybe you can save that story for that one.

      We will use the newsletter format to keep everyone updated about the anthologies and future anthologies.

      We appreciate your interest and inquiry. Hope to see ya next go around.


      • Irina
        January 16, 2019 @ 17:52

        Thank you very much for your reply! Will the second volume be on the same subject?
        I have signed up for the newsletter, look forward to receiving the big news, as well as reading the current one! 🙂


        • admin2
          January 16, 2019 @ 18:25

          Yes, it will be Grumpy Old Gods Volume 2. Thank you for signing up.


  2. Shweta Goyal
    January 12, 2019 @ 08:06

    Hi Juneta,

    Deadline is according to Australia’s time? Please suggest me. Thanks


    • admin2
      January 12, 2019 @ 10:21

      Deadline is on January 13th but the 13th, wherever you are, will work. If it is after us, just say where you are and the time difference. We won’t rule you out necessarily for that.

      Checking it looks like if you are in a central time zone in Australia you are a day ahead of us in the USA Central and Eastern time zones which is what Vanessa and I are. So, if you send on the 14th your time we will receive on the 13th our time. Does that help? Today is Sat. Jan 12 so deadline for us is tomorrow Sun 13, so 24hrs still.


  3. Loie Dunn
    January 8, 2019 @ 12:35

    Hi there, thanks for this opportunity 🙂 I was just writing to ask if you accept multiple submissions to your anthology?


    • admin2
      January 10, 2019 @ 18:34

      Hi Loie,

      Sorry, no. We are not accepting dual or multiple submissions at this time.

      We will be notifying authors by the 18th of January if that helps any with your decision.



  4. Kaitlin
    January 7, 2019 @ 11:23

    Hey! I’d love to submit a short story. Does the story have to be exclusive? I have the same story entered into another contest that will conclude in March. Can I still submit or does it have to be a totally new one? Thank you!


    • admin2
      January 7, 2019 @ 15:12

      We appreciate your interest but at this time we are not taking dual submissions.

      If you have something else, that would fit you’d like to submit we would love to see it.


  5. Submission call: Juneta Key and Vanessa Wella want short stories for anthology about grumpy gods |
    December 24, 2018 @ 10:18

    […] more details at Grumpy Old Gods Call for Submissions |, and don’t forget to tell them you found their submission call […]


  6. Kalpana
    December 19, 2018 @ 21:50

    This looks amazing. Are you ok with my writing about a grumpy Indian god or goddess? I would love to be a part of this anthology.


    • admin2
      December 19, 2018 @ 21:59

      Totally okay with that. So tickled it sparked your interest.


  7. Just How Safe Is The Universe When The Gods Go Grumpy? – HELP-U-PUBLISH.SA
    December 19, 2018 @ 06:52

    […] We have all heard the story of the grumpy old men. But the grumpy old gods? Is the universe even in safe hands when even the gods get to have an off-day? Let’s put a spanner in the works. Think of these mythological gods as not only grumpy, but also retired, or retiring, or their powers are waning. Worse, they have even began ignoring their godly responsibilities. Is this the perfect setting for a short story? While this may be a morbid topic to write on, just how humorous can make your piece? If it is any good, it might be included in an anthology to be published in March 2019. Junita Key – you might know her as the woman who puts together the Storytime blog posts – invites writers to re-imagine old myths and come up with imaginative and thought-provoking short stories about gods whose powers are not only waning, but they have to retire from godly duties, or already have called it quits. The perfect hunting ground for inspiration for this type of writing, according to Junet, is your local retirement home – for things that tickle your fancy, and invite your Muse to go wild. The only requirement, as already mentioned, is that the god or godess must be retired, retiring, waning in power or ignoring their responsibilities. While you are at it, bag bonus points for infusing humour into your piece. Stories submitted will be edited by Junet and Vanessa Wells. The word count for all stories should be between 3 000 and 4 000 words. The deadline for submissions is 13 January 2019, with the anthology projected for publication in March. For full details get in touch with the ladies at or go to […]


  8. Virtual Move, Anthologies, and Holidays | JM Weiner, Author
    December 1, 2018 @ 20:12

    […] work (anthology is the fancy term) which has an open call. Do you write speculative fiction? Then go over here and read the post to see if you want to submit! The hubby already has his idea half mapped out. […]


  9. Manuel Royal
    November 28, 2018 @ 09:54

    Sounds like a fun anthology! As it happens, the first story I ever sold fits the theme, but this leads me to two questions:

    1) Will you consider reprints;

    2) Does the god in question have to be already part of an existing mythology (e.g., Rama, Poseidon, Yahweh) or can it be a (newly) made-up one?



    • admin2
      November 28, 2018 @ 11:40

      Hi Manuel,

      The answer to 1) Yes, we will consider reprints. We prefer first-run rights, but we will consider reprints.

      No does not have to exist in existing world mythology.

      The answer to 2) Yes, made up welcomed.


  10. Sallie
    November 27, 2018 @ 23:17

    This looks fun! Shared on Facebook!


    • admin2
      November 28, 2018 @ 11:41

      Thanks Sallie!


  11. Anna
    November 20, 2018 @ 12:14

    I tweeted. Hope you get tons and tons of submissions–or maybe not. I don’t want you to disappear behind a mountain of emails never to be seen again. 😉

    Anna from elements of emaginette


    • admin2
      November 28, 2018 @ 11:42

      Thanks, Anna. Mountains huh, now that conjured some scary images, LOL.


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