Isekai Me!

Posted May 9th, 2021

Isekai Me!
An Anime-esk Anthology
Edited by Tarl Hoch
Deadline: When Full (with a hopeful publication of 2022 or 2023 depending on how long it takes to fill)

The story MUST be an isekai. The protagonist or someone integral to the story must have been transported to another world.

As this is an anthology with a singular theme, having stories from many different genres is highly appealing to the editor. Generally Isekai takes place in a high fantasy setting. While we will take a couple stories from that genre, we would like to see a variety of stories. Isekai sci-fi? Weird Western? Steampunk? Cyberpunk? Zombie apocolypse? Furry? There is a LOT you can do with an isekai story, so let your imagination go!

And if you are unsure if your story will fit, feel free to contact either the editor or Armoured Fox Press and we can verify if your idea works or not.

We will NOT accept:
Racism, sexism, or discrimination presented in a positive light.
Pedophilia or sex with characters under the age of 18.
Rape, torture, dubious consent, forced seduction.
If you are in doubt, ASK. Better to ask then to get a straight up rejection!
And remember, this is a non-erotic anthology, so please, no sex on screen.

Examples of what we are looking for:

(Please note that all but the first are novels. We are looking for short stories. If you are unsure about how to write an Isekai short story, we recommend picking up The Hitchhiker's guide to the Isekai)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Isekai

Her Majesty's Swarm

Reborn as a Vending Machine

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

JK Haru is a Sex Worker in Another World

Torture Princess: Fremd Torturchen

Submission Details

Length: Our preferred length is approximately 5,000 to 20,000 words. We are willing to take longer works, but shorter ones are more likely to be rejected.

Payment: ½ cent per word

How to submit: Send .rtf, .doc, or .docx via email to Tarl Hoch, editor, at

Specifics: Only emails with attachment submissions will be accepted. Standard manuscript formatting is preferred but not required. Please note that this means your name, address, and email contact must appear on the manuscript itself and not simply in your email message. (

A cover letter. Give a little information about your story, yourself, and why you chose to write for this anthology.

No simultaneous submissions please (Don’t also send your story elsewhere at the same time), though you can submit more than one story to this anthology. If you choose to do the latter, only your best story will be accepted.

Originals stories only please, no reprints.

We purchase exclusive publication rights in print and electronic formats for the period of one year from date of publication for the stories and non-exclusive rights in perpetuity thereafter. Submissions must not contain any copyrighted characters which the author does not hold the copyright for.

This anthology will be self-published by Tarl Hoch through Armoured Fox Press and will be available in print formats with the possibility of electronic later on. There is the possibility that a small publisher may pick it up at some point down the road, at which point contracts may need to be renegotiated.

About the editor: Tarl is an an author/editor from Alberta, Canada. Tarl has been published in a number of anthologies by a number of different small presses and his work can be found here.