Monday, September 07, 2015
Here's a rare open call for Christian-themed spec fiction anthology: "We're looking for speculative stories--science fiction, fantasy, horror--with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology. The story must have a speculative element. It needs something beyond the everyday. We love science fiction and fantasy, enjoy good ghost stories, and think there's great fiction material hidden in the mysteries of Christian theology--cherubim, leviathan, nephilim, visions, prophecy, and more. The story must engage with Christianity. We want stories with Christian characters whose faith affects their actions, with Christian themes such as grace and redemption, or with a Christian view of the supernatural. Note that we're not saying that you must be a Christian. We are not in a position to judge your faith, and won't try. Nor does your story need to be unambiguously pro-Christian. If you can tell a good story that meaningfully engages with Christianity, we want to read it." Length: up to 10K; Payment: 6¢/word (3¢/word for reprints), electronic submissions only, see guidelines for more details. Submission period opens October 15th, 2015 (do not submit before this date); Deadline: December 25th, 2015.