JR Handley’s New Anthology – On Deadly Ground


Hey Space Cadets, how is everyone today?  I am doing fine – just finished a short story.  Which got me to thinking – no that is not my brain smoking… where was I?  Oh yes, I got to thinking about where to publish the story. Then it hit me… literally hit me, that it was time to do a new anthology. So, after talking to my admin staff we decided to go for it.  So below you will see the details of my call for short stories for this anthology.

Title: On Deadly Ground

Cover Designer: Jamie Glover

Genre: Space Fleet, Military Science Fiction

Submission Due Date: June 1st, 2021

Story Acceptance Date:  July 20th, 2021

Projected Publication Date: No later than October 1st, 2021

Revision of Rights: 1 year after publication, then anthology will be pulled out of KU and non-exclusive rights return to author.

Requirements: 6,000 – 10,000 words – an original, unpublished edited story.

Publisher: Bayonet Books Publishing

Editing: Publisher will cover a professional proofreading pass

Concept: A heroic last stand science fiction anthology with plenty of action and adventure. Lots of probing questions about life in the galaxy are expected, with plenty of room for things to go belly up.

We’ve lined up some exciting authors but will be accepting a limited number of submissions via open call. Please submit stories in Word (.doc or .docx are both fine), 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced, single space after a period. Indicate a scene break with three asterisks, centered, with a space in between, like this: *** Nothing else! Preface your story with your name, the title, your email address, and the word count as well as a short blurb.  Please note that stories must already be edited.

If your story is chosen, we will send you a contract that spells out all of these details. Once the rights revert to you, we’ll pull the eBook out of Kindle Unlimited, however, they’ll still be available in both eBook and paperback.

Please send all submissions to Bayonet Books Publishing at this email address: jrhandley@jrhandleyinc.com

The subject line should have Heroic Last Stand story submission followed by your name: ex: Heroic Last Stand story submission, John Doe.

Again, please preface your story with your name, the title, your email address, and word count. All of this makes your story easier to read and edit, and then quickly format for publication. Also, a short blurb for your story.

Until next time, stay frosty, and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!


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