Vivian Caethe is now reading for the successfully Kickstarted ' Unlocking the Magic' anthology, which focuses on positive representation of mental illness in a fantasy setting!
In fantasy, we read about how people with mental illness are more susceptible to magic, closer to breaks in reality, more likely to be able to see the unseen. These stereotypes are harmful and contribute to keeping people from seeing the good in getting help, taking their meds, and talking to someone.
This anthology is about changing the narrative and telling stories of strength and perseverance, of getting help despite the darkness. Not the myth that getting help will kill creativity and magic. Not the story our society tells about mentally ill people: that art and magic must come from suffering.
They're after 3,000-6,000 word short fantasy fiction, paying $300 USD plus royalties, and you have until the end of October to get your story in. Good luck!
Our listing lives here: https://literarium.net/market/vivian-caethe/unlocking-the-magic