Hey Space Cadets, how’re y’all doing today?  I just wanted to remind you about our next anthology.  Get your stories in!  I am really looking forward to seeing all the fabulous stories that get submitted for this anthology.  Remember the cut off date is coming soon – June 15th to be exact.


Title: TBD

Cover Designer: Jamie Glover

Editor: Bayonet Books

Audiobook Narrator: TBD

Submission Due Date: 15 June 2023

Story Acceptance Date: 3 July 2023

Anthology Editing Date: TBD

Projected Publication Date: Est Sep 2023

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

Payment: The royalties will be split equally after we’ve earned back the overhead (book cover, audiobook, etc), with 2% going to the publishing company.

Requirements: 6,000 – 10,000 words – an original, unpublished story. All stories must be in a final edited state.

Publisher: Bayonet Books Publishing

 Concept: A short story inspired by a military science fiction with a futuristic tank or mech theme. This should be science fiction with plenty of action and adventure. Lots of probing questions are expected, with plenty of room for things to go belly up.

We 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, with a single space after periods. 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 and short bio.

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:

The subject line should have Mech story submission followed by your name: ex: Mech story submission, Bill Author.

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, then quickly format for publication. Also, a short blurb and bio for your story.


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



->As usual, all images came from the Google’s “labeled for reuse” section or are screen grabs taken by JR Handley for use under the Fair Use Doctrine.

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