When we created Near2TheKnuckle it was our intention to provide an outlet for darker, grittier fiction. We were very clear that we didn’t want a restrained theme but more of a broad concept. We felt that to restrict ourselves would be stifling and would limit the appeal to our readers and to those wishing to submit.
The quality and breadth of the submissions in the last year has surpassed our wildest expectations. It’s been our pleasure to both, host and discover lots of new talent.
We have decided to take the site to the next level. We are now looking for submissions for our first kindle anthology. There are lots of people doing great work with charity anthologies; we applaud and support their work. Our goal is perhaps a little more selfish. Any funds raised will be put back into the website. We pay for the domain name and some of the themes. However, we’d also like to put some money towards creating a print anthology somewhere down the line. We’d like you to be a part of it. If you would like to contribute please submit to the usual submissions email on the site.
As usual please put your story in plain text in the body of the email. In order that we can distinguish between normal submissions and anthology submissions please entitle your email either SUBMISSION or ANTHOLOGY ENTRY. Submissions will be between 1000 and 3000 words. We will consider longer or shorter stories if they are outstanding. For anthology submissions you are not tied down to any theme or genre.
Each writer will have a short bio and an (optional) mug shot before their story, so please have a think about what you’d like to put in it. If you want to use that space to advertise your book, blog or website that’s fine by us. We may have space for a limited amount of pictures and/or artwork within the book so if you have something you’d like to include, and you own the rights to it, then please let us know. Tentative end date for submissions is 31st December 2012. It may be extended if necessary.
Darren & Craig