Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Sub Ops

CatsCurious Press is now open until 3/31/08 to submissions for "all well-written, humorous fairy tale re-tellings! But there's a catch -- these stories must be written from ONE POV only... the protagonist's." Length 5-10K, emphasis on humor and POV requirement, decent pay, guidelines here, electronic subs only.

Coach's Midnight Diner, a hardboiled antho of horror, crime, detective, paranormal and weird fiction with a Christian slant, is now open to submission until 5/01/08. Length to 10K, contributor copy and chance at Editor's Choice (three stories will be picked and the writers awarded $100), guidelines and categorizations table here, special online upload submission instructions here (This one barely qualifies as a paying market, but we rarely see a Christian-slanted antho like this, so I thought it would be of interest to the unconventional/inspirational writers out there.)

Wolfsinger Publications will be open to submission for WolfSong, a wolf fiction-themed antho, from 2/01/08-5/01/08, length 2-7.5K, pay is $5 advance and 50% royalty split with authors, guidelines here, electronic subs only.

All of the sub ops above were found while sifting through the market listings at Ralan's place.

9 comments:

  1. "Coach's Midnight Diner, a hardboiled antho of horror, crime, detective, paranormal and weird fiction with a Christian slant"

    Does this mean Rickards can submit his Hardboiled Jesus stories?

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  2. The fairy tales project sounds fun. If I wasn't in the middle of deadline hell...

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  3. As one of the contributors to the first edition of Coach's Midnight Diner, I would like to point out that while the first collection contained a handful of "inspirational" or "affirming" stories, there is at least an equal number of stories embracing the unanswerable questions of Christianity and the unexplainable horrors of life.

    (I only really felt the need to post because the point of the anthology is, in part, to attack the popular notion that to be "Christian" a story must be "inspirational" and leave one with only happy feelings.)

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  4. I've always felt that fairy tales don't have protagonists in the sense in which we view them today--for example, Cinderella doesn't solve any of her own problems. She has it all fixed for her! So who's the protagonist--the Fairy Godmother?

    It'd be fun to do Sleeping Beauty with the Beauty as the protag.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    (repeat for 100 years)

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  5. Jim wrote: Does this mean Rickards can submit his Hardboiled Jesus stories?

    I'd love to see that -- those posts had me rolling on the floor.

    Chestertonian wrote: As one of the contributors to the first edition of Coach's Midnight Diner, I would like to point out that while the first collection contained a handful of "inspirational" or "affirming" stories, there is at least an equal number of stories embracing the unanswerable questions of Christianity and the unexplainable horrors of life.

    Excellent insider tip -- thanks for stopping in and passing that along, C.

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  6. Robin wrote: Thanks!

    I thought of you as soon as I saw that one listing, Robin. :)

    Toni wrote: The fairy tales project sounds fun. If I wasn't in the middle of deadline hell...

    Ditto here. My parody of Rapunzel will just have to wait . . .

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  7. Buffy, you might check out "Beauty" by Sheri S. Tepper. It's a full-length novel, not a short story, but in it, Beauty definitely takes charge of her own life.

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  8. Thanks, Julie :). I'll check that out.

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