Open Boxed Sets

Periodically Epona Publications (Epona Author Solutions) will be putting together royalty-share boxed sets/anthologies. Any with open spaces are listed on this page along with important information. Before you submit, it’s important you’re aware of the expectations for participating authors.

Author Expectations:

1. Epona Publishing seeks to work with authors willing to collaborate and have fun. We won’t browbeat you into helping to promote the boxed set; however, authors who do not participate in promotional efforts will not be invited to future anthologies. Everyone must contribute.

2. No last-minute dropouts. The buy-in is nonrefundable. If you are unable to participate, your buy-in will be used to help promote the set.

3. Authors are responsible for making sure their books are professionally edited prior to submission. Epona Author Solutions is offering a discount on editing services for anthology participants. Contact us for more information.

4. No cliffhangers.

5. Royalties split equally among contributors minus a 15% management fee.

6. Duration of each anthology: Pre-Order beginning shortly after manuscript due date (to guard against any last-minute changes) lasting 60-90 days. Book will be available for a minimum of 6 months after publication date, with optional renewal at 90-day intervals by group vote thereafter. Up to two renwals, decided by group vote, will be offered, for a total of no more than 12 months from original publication date.

7. Applicable tax form (W9 or W8BEN) and exclusive publication participation agreement is mandatory.

Open Speculative Fiction Anthology

GENRE: Equestrian Fantasy. Think magical equine companions, or unicorns and Pegasus. Whether it’s a complete fantasy world or a discovery of unicorns within our own, explore the wide reaches of speculative fiction to tell a horse story that readers will love.

Science fiction with magical equines IS WELCOME. Just make sure the equine element is an actual equine-shaped entity.

Note: This is NOT a paranormal romance anthology. Any romantic content must be very minimal and nothing more than a chaste kiss.

Note: Prefer not grimdark or dark content. If you hurt the magical equines (or the horses), this is NOT the anthology for you. 

 OPEN SPACES: 10-15

 HEAT LEVEL: none

MS DUE DATE: October 10, 2022

NEW CONTENT REQUIRED?: New content preferred. Previously published works accepted after review.

BUY IN: $40 to cover formatting and costs, as well as to indicate seriousness for the set. Some of this will be used for advertising. Invoiced upon acceptance.

MS LENGTH: 10-25K

EXPOSURE: Wide for the duration. (KU’s page reads make me cry.) Possibility of one 90-day period after first 6 months for KU by group vote.

EXCLUSIVE: Yes, for the duration. You can publish on your own after the boxed set is removed from sale.

PROJECTED RELEASE DATE: mid-January 2022

PROJECTED PRICE POINT: $0.99 pre-order and for first 2 weeks, then price to $2.99-4.99 depending on size and authors. Price may be reduced again after first 3 months.

GOALS: Exposure, have fun, and make some money.

Open Contemporary M/M Cowboy Anthology

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GENRE: contemporary M/M cowboys

OPEN SPACES: 10-15

HEAT LEVEL: 3-5 (Steamy to Scorching.)

MS DUE DATE: November 20, 2022

NEW CONTENT REQUIRED? New content preferred. Previously published stories may be accepted after review.

BUY IN: $40 to cover formatting and costs, as well as to indicate seriousness for the set. Some of this will be used for advertising. Invoiced upon acceptance.

MS LENGTH: 10-25 K

EXPOSURE: Wide for pre-order and for at least 3 months after publication date. Possible 90-day KU run for remaining 3 months upon group vote, but honestly, KU’s per page payments make me cry.

EXCLUSIVE: Yes for the duration. You can publish on your own once the set goes off sale/out of print.

PROJECTED RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2022

PROJECTED PRICE POINT: $0.99 pre-order and for a couple of weeks after release. Then $2.99-4.99 for remainder of 90 day initial period with price changes possible thereafter.

GOALS: Exposure, have fun, and make some money.