Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sub Op

Sorry I'm so late posting today; I have a lot of catching up to do this week.

Here's an open call from Tanstaafl Press for a trio of Armageddon-themed anthologies: "Stories must be less than 8000 words. Stories considered for Enter the Apocalypse must be stories about the start and / or middle of any type apocalypse. Apocalypse can include (but isn’t limited to) nuclear, epidemic, supernatural, bioweapon, cosmic, aliens, etc. Stories considered for Enter the Aftermath must be stories about the burnout or shortly after any type apocalypse. Stories considered for Enter the Rebirth must be stories about the world coming back to a new stability after any type of apocalypse.

We will accept submissions up until June 15, 2016 for Enter the Apocalypse, Sept 15, 2016 for Enter the Aftermath, and Dec 15, 2016 for Enter the Rebirth.

The Enter… series will pay for each story used in the range of $0.01-0.08 per word (averaging close to $0.03 per word). People who have stories for each of the works accepted with the same world will receive a boost on each consecutive story. An example: Say TANSTAAFL thinks your work is worth 3c per word on your story in …Apocalypse. Then you submit a story from the same world to …Aftermath. Assuming it is accepted you would get 3.5c per word on that story."

For more details, see the submission guidelines here.


  1. Just glad to see you must be feeling better. I wondered where you were...

  2. Thanks, Theo. I'm probably going to be running behind a bit this week on the blog as I'm also tackling all the stuff I need to do to catch up on work and get ready for Easter. The family took good care of me while I was on bed rest, but for some reason no one has yet fathomed in my absence how to operate the washing machine, the dishwasher, the vacuum, etc. :)

  3. OMG, you made me laugh!! The first time I was in hospital after I was married, I spent 20 minutes on the phone trying to tell my husband how to use the washing machine, sort the clothes, etc. This! To a guy who builds race engines for a living! He had pink underwear for months after because I refused to buy new.

    Take care, take your time, it will get done and if (other than the work stuff) it doesn't, people will still love you. :)