Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sub Ops

I spotted a couple of new anthology listings over at that I thought I'd pass along:

Bete Noire magazine has an open call for their second annual anthology For all Eternity ~ Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins: "We will be looking for stroies base on ONE of the following sins: Envy, Greed, Gluttonly, Lust, Pride, Sloth, and Wrath. We're sorry, but for the concept we're going for here we are not accepting poetry, reprints or artwork for this anthology. Our guidelines are simple. All stories MUST be based on ONE and ONLY ONE sin. Since we are accepting only seven stories for this project our acceptable word count has changed." Length: 3-6K (firm); Payment: "1 cent a word US, plus one copy." Electronic submission only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: "July 31st or until filled."

The Future Fire has an open call for their We See a Different Frontier anthology, and would like submissions of: " speculative fiction stories in which the viewpoint is that of the colonized, not the invader. We want to see stories that remind us that neither readers nor writers are a homogeneous club of white, male, Christian, hetero, cis, monoglot anglophone, able-bodied Westerners. We want the cultures, languages and literatures of colonized peoples and recombocultural individuals to be heard, not to show the White Man learning the error of his ways, or Anglos defending the world from colonizing extraterrestrials. We want stories that neither exoticize nor culturally appropriate the non-western settings and characters in them." Length: 3-6K, Payment: "$0.05 per word, with a minimum payment of $50, plus the possibility of royalties if sales are good enough." On reprints: "We are unlikely to be interested in reprints unless they were published only in a market that is not well-known to an anglo-american SF audience, but in any case please query before sending a reprint, explaining when and where the story has appeared before." Electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: midnight GMT, September 14th, 2012.

Also, for our writer pals on the other side of the planet: The city of Rockingham (located in Western Australia) is holding a short fiction contest, details here. From what I can make out you write a story to fit the theme of an image provided on the submission form; entry length is 1-3½k, and there is no fee involved. They have a number of nice cash prizes and gifts for the winners, although they don't want to see any reprints or electronic submissions. Do check out the guidelines for more details. Deadline for this one is October 12th, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the links! I like the one about the Frontier.