Sunday, February 02, 2014

Interesting Sub Op

To continue the spin on breaking out of bounds from yesterday, The Dreadful Cafe has an open call for their upcoming anthology Thresholds: "We cross boundaries every day--the door to a room, a crack in a sidewalk, the border of a city. "Thresholds" is not so much a theme as a sign to the reader that we want to take them somewhere fantastic: to another time, into the dark, into the arms of a lover, to another world, or to the dark recesses of the mind. All genres of fiction and all sizes/colors of art are eligible. Just show us something fantastic, something adventurous, something far out, something fun." Length: "Manuscripts must be between 1,000 and 25,000 words and not previously published by anyone but the author. Self-published works are accepted and encouraged!" [PBW notes: that's why it's so interesting] Payment: "Short Stories (1,000-7,000 words) — $125; Novelettes (7,001-13,000 words) — $250; Novellas (13,001-25,000 words) — Negotiable" Also noted: "The Dreadful Cafe is committed to socially responsible publishing. All after-cost proceeds from Thresholds and Membrane go to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital, because life is too short not to have fun and too precious not to do good." Query on reprints, electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Deadline: Website says "TBD" which I'll assume means to be decided; says "Until filled." Either way if you're interested I'd get your submission in asap.

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