The Sorceress - Georges Merle. 1883

Heroines Anthology – Volume 6: Call For Submissions

Submissions are open for the 6th Heroines Anthology and the 2025 Heroines Women’s Writing Prize. Volume 6 is a special witchcraft-themed edition. We are accepting poems and short fiction from women across the globe.

Heroines Anthology publishes literary writing by women. The anthology focuses on telling women’s lost history, untold stories, and myths, fairy tales, folklore or legends reimagined from the perspective of their women characters.

Our special theme for this edition is witchcraft: from the history of witches and witch trials, to medicine women, mystics and herbalists, spells and enchantments, shapeshifters and familiars, covens, hags, crones and sabbats. We welcome writing on witchcraft as the old religion, remembered or imagined, and the depiction of witches in fairytale, folklore, literature and film (both good and bad) across cultures.

This will be the Heroines Anthology’s sixth edition. Before submission, we strongly advise writers to read a previous volume of Heroines Anthology to get a feel for what the editors are looking for and to check what stories and myths have already been covered. Anthology copies can be ordered at a 10% discount. All submissions are considered for the Heroines Women’s Writing Prize. Submissions close June 2025.

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