(CLOSED) Oomph: A little super goes a long way – open submissions


It’s easy to save the day when you’re invulnerable, can fly, or can punch through steel. But what if you’re just… really calloused? Or can hover for three seconds? Or can only punch through things made of aluminum?

Oomph: A little super goes a long way explores what it takes to be a superhero with just a little bit of power, where heroes and heroines use their small gifts to great advantage. Sometimes, you don’t need a big lever to move the world.

We welcome and strongly encourage submissions with underrepresented main characters: characters of color, LGBTQ characters, women characters, etc.!


  • Science Fiction and/or Fantasy
  • No existing (i.e. previously published) characters (or parodies)
  • 2000-8000 words (firm)
  • Single-spaced, double-space between paragraphs. Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial, in 12 pt. (Note: Courier is evil.) Use DOC, DOCX or RTF format.
  • No simultaneous submissions. No reprints.

Rights & Compensation

    Crossed Genres Publications takes exclusive worldwide print and digital rights for 1 year, then non-exclusive worldwide print and digital rights for 2 more years.

    Payment is a flat $20 USD, plus print and ebook copies of the anthology.

    Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2013 (NOW CLOSED)

    Send any questions to questions @ crossedgenres.com.

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