Yes, I’m sorry it has been so long since my last post. And yes, I’m sorry I didn’t finish my pseudo-review of Welcome to Pacific City (available now). And yes, we’re doing it again.
We put forth the call on SFFWorld.com late last year. Early in Feb, we listed our budding new anthology on Ralans.com and Submission Grinder. And now I’m doing it here.
The parameters of this theme are meant to be broad beyond the traditional sub-genre and include science fiction, fantasy and SFF horror stories. The stories can be Vancian far future Earth tales when humanity is looking at its end, post-apocalyptic tales of collapsed eco-systems, lone human or AI on a desolate Earth, mutated human civilizations, ancient lost civilizations re-emerging in the wake of modern humans’ destruction, etc. They can be hopeful, tragic, cynical, utopian, baroque, nihilistic or comic, or all of those together. All you need is Earth, the planet, in a collapsed, degenerated, and/or desperate state.
Length: 1000-7500 word hard limit, 2000-5000 words preferred
Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2019 (may be extended)
File Type: DOCX files for preference, can take PDF
Requested Rights: First anthology publication, 6 months exclusivity, for e-book, POD, and audio publication. No fan-fiction or use of existing characters; all work must be the author’s own and the author must own all the rights in the story.
Payment: $25/story – flat rate and comp (digital) copies of the anthology.
Submission Contact: Send an email directly to nilaewhite (at) gmail (dot) com. Feel free to contact me with any questions about the theme or submission guidelines.
Please put contact information on the first page of your story submission: email address, name, pen name if different from your real name, any other contact information needed and an estimated word count for the story.
- Use italics instead of underlining words to be italicized.
- No font switching; if you have unusual formatting, upon acceptance contact the editors (N. E. White or Andrew Leon Hudson) about how it needs to be formatted.
- Use automatic paragraph indents and spacing instead of manual ones*.
- Use the # symbol to indicate a scene break if you have any in your story.
- Write the words “The End” at the end of your story.
*Go to the Format menu and select Paragraph, which opens a new window already in the tab “Indents and Spacing”, which is where you want to be. To indent the first line of the paragraph, you increase the value “First Line” (0.50cm is probably enough). For a space between paragraphs, increase “Below Paragraph” (0.20cm looks clear). Then click okay and you’re good to go. You can do this before you start and just write away, every new paragraph will automatically have that indent and/or space beneath it. If you want to do it on a completed text, use Ctrl+A to select the whole text before you adjust the paragraph settings.
Again, if you have any questions about the anthology or submissions procedures, contact Andrew LH or N.E.White by direct message. You can also ask questions in this thread and we’ll try to get them answered.
Looking forward to reading your story!