Monsters In Masquerade

"Monsters in Masquerade" Is Now Open For Submissions!

Submissions are now open for “Monsters In Masquerade”

Coming in mid-2024, Monsters In Masquerade will be OwlCrate's first-ever published anthology book as part of a larger fantasy fiction anthology by OwlCrate!

About Monsters In Masquerade

Monsters In Masquerade will be a horror fantasy fiction anthology focusing on the Upper YA (18+) to New Adult and Adult age range. 

Utilizing our amazing in-house team of creatives, graphic designers, and readers, we are partnering with our incredible friend and editor of this anthology, Robin Alvarez, to bring you new and exciting stories from your favorite subgenres of fantasy.⁠ ⁠ 

BUT!⁠ ⁠ 

What makes this even more exciting is that YOU, our incredible community members, will have the opportunity to earn a space in our anthology and get your work published alongside acclaimed bestselling authors! 

Monsters In Masquerade
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How To Submit For Our Anthology

If you would like to be a part of OwlCrate's new story, you need to submit yours! You can find our submissions form here or on The Nest (it's our free app that's for readers, by readers).

From there, be sure to carefully fill out all required information. There is some information on the form that is not included in this post like the genre, inclusions and word count so be sure to read carefully!

Submissions will be open from November 24th to December 31st at midnight EST!

We Hope You Take This Journey With us

This is a significant moment for OwlCrate as we embark on a journey to highlight marginalized voices, discover emerging talents and provide our readers with the best books we can curate.

Monsters In Masquerade will begin our epic adventure in creating our own stories WITH YOU! ⁠ 

Book Imagery A Study In Drowning

Monsters In Masquerade FAQ

How Will Authors Be Chosen?

Authors and stories will be chosen by Team OwlCrate, our awesome editor Robin Alvarez, and by experienced beta readers from our community app, The Nest! 

With this open submissions period, we are looking to uplift new and emerging voices to be published alongside the bestselling authors already involved in this project!

Potential contributors should limit themselves to one submission per author for this anthology. 

What Will The Review Process Be Like?

Team OwlCrate's Jordan (co-editor) and Robin Alvarez, our amazing anthology editor will be assisting the OwlCrate team and beta readers in reviewing stories submitted throughout early December. Authors of the chosen stories will be contacted in January 2024.  

Will Writers Be Compensated?


As with all of OwlCrate's projects, all authors or writers chosen to be part our anthology, Monsters In Masquerade, as well as any future anthologies  will be compensated fairly and generously under contract. 

We will be paying all contributing authors, both solicited and unsolicited, at a better than minimum industry rate (10 cents per word) as per SFWA guidelines. In addition, all authors will take part in a profit share that will further compensate our authors generously. 

Should you have questions regarding compensation, please reach out to with any inquiries you may have. 

How Are You Tackling Diversity & Inclusivity?

As part of the submissions process, we have highlighted an opportunity where writers who represent marginalized communities are able to talk about themselves, should they feel comfortable.

Across our fantasy anthology series, OwlCrate is not only including but PRIORITIZING publishing stories from BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, neurodivergent and otherwise own voiced authors. 

If you are otherwise marginalized and wish to disclose privately, please indicate that on the form or email and we will ensure you have any accommodations you may need. 

Use Of AI In Submissions

No AI may be used for any part of the submissions process and OwlCrate will be using the most current technology available to ensure that no AI is used in stories that are submitted.

At OwlCrate, we firmly believe in the power of human creativity and originality. In support of this, we have a strict NO AI policy in place across our company. 

We are committed to fostering an environment that celebrates the unique voices of authors and artists, free from the influence of artificial intelligence.  

Our commitment to this policy ensures that every submission we receive is a true reflection of a writer, ensuring that our future catalog remains a testament to the diversity and depth of human storytelling.

Reprints And Rights To Works

At this time we are not accepting reprints.

Additionally, we will be adding more in regards to rights information soon.

If you have any inquiries or questions regarding rights for Monsters In Masquerade please email

Want To Hang With Writers Just Like You?


Did you know The Nest is an app powered by OwlCrate, and the app is 100% free? It is the perfect place to gather with fellow book owls - this app is not just for OwlCrate subscribers!

Featuring official OwlCrate readalongs, live chats with your favorite YA and Adult NYT Bestselling authors, the most comprehensive list of new book releases online and a curated annual AND monthly reading challenges - you'll find no better book club online. 

The Nest is also a welcoming community of diverse friends so come hang out with us and discover the joys of being a bookworm with the best folks around!

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