Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Interesting Sub Op

Crossed Genres Publications has an open call for their Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History anthology: "Your story must be set between the years 1400 and 1920 C.E., and take place primarily in our world or an alternate historical version of our world. (Travel to other worlds, other dimensions, Fairyland, the afterlife, etc. is fine but should not be the focus.) Your protagonists must be people who were marginalized in their time and place. By “marginalized” we mean that they belong to one or more groups of people that were categorically, systematically deprived of rights and/or economic power. Examples in most times and places include enslaved people, indigenous people, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and people who do not share the local dominant religion, language, or ethnicity. Many people belong to multiple marginalized groups, and many are marginalized in some ways and privileged in others. Your story should acknowledge the complexity and intersectionality of marginalization. Your story must contain a significant element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the weird, without which the story would not work or would be a substantially different story." Length: 3-7K (firm); Payment: "USD 5¢/word for global English first publication rights in print and digital format. The author retains copyright. Payment is upon publication." No reprints, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: July 31st, 2013.

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