Though Riptide is an invitation-only press*, we do have special calls for submissions to themed collections. Short stories, novelettes, and novellas in a themed collection will be branded and marketed together and sold in three ways:
As individual ebooks. Each story in a themed collection will receive its own unique cover and can be purchased on its own.
As a collection of ebooks. Readers may purchase every story in a themed collection at a significant discount off the total cover price. For instance, if a collection contains five novelettes priced at $2.99 apiece, we might offer all five novelettes together for $9.99.
As a traditional print anthology. Three to six months after the ebook release of a themed collection, all stories in the collection will be compiled into a single trade paperback anthology.
Novels in a themed collection will be branded and marketed together, and sold individually in ebook and print. Novels in a themed collection may be sold bundled at a discount, but this depends on a number of factors.
You do not need an invitation to submit to an open collection. In fact, if your story is accepted into one of our collections, you never need an invitation to submit to us again—you'll be part of the Riptide family and can pitch your editor at any time.
*Excepting agented submissions or referrals from existing Riptide authors. If you have representation and wish to publish with Riptide, please have your agent query firstname.lastname@example.org.