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Never Cheat a Witch Anthology 7

A project of WolfSinger Publications (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (July 2022). We provide the following information as an archive.


Magical curses. Arcane revenge. Being transformed into a frog. Things evil witches do to mere mortals who cross their path. But what if there is more to the story. After all the story of Marie Labeau (at least according to one songwriter/singer included a man who wanted to use her and then dump her. So what happens when you cheat a witch? -- What we are looking for are stories that feature mere mortals using their cunning, and whatever other assets and skills they may have to put one over a witch, wizard, or other powerful magical entity. And the consequences, if any, that they end up facing because of it. Stories can have the mortal winning or the witch winning in the end. Please avoid fairytale clichés (like the aforementioned frog). Come up with unique and interesting ways to 1) cheat a witch and 2) for the witch to react. What happens when the car warranty people provide an extended warranty on a witch’s broomstick and she finds out it was all a scam after flying into an invisible tree?

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2022

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Open to a broad Audience, including: All ages.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Other (See guidelines).
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story2,500 - 7,500 words.
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Royalties Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word). Royalties.
OK No Unknown No UnknownText format submissions
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Last Updated: 15 Jul 2022
Date Added: 07 Mar 2022

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