Friday, May 11, 2012

New Pro-Rate Anthology Call




Thought I'd let you know first that we're actively looking for stories for our new anthology, Airships & Automatons, edited by the always notable Charles P. Zaglanis.  Here are the guidelines as he wrote them up: 


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Pay: .05 per word first publication/ .01 per word reprint plus a contributor copy of the book. If translations are made, writers will be paid .01 per word and 1 copy for each version.

Format: Trade paperback and eBook.

Deadline: Until filled.

Word count: 5,000 words (preferably).

Setting: We seek steampunk stories featuring strong characters, exciting plotlines, and automatons and/or airships. We don’t want the latter to be mentioned in passing; they should be central to the plot. We aren’t shooting for any particular mood with this book. Dystopian, humorous, pulp, Lovecraftian, upbeat or dark— all have a place here. Please don’t feel constrained to write in a Victorian setting.  It’s steampunk, push the boundaries. We’re looking for that certain flavor of writing that’s hard to explain, but obvious when it’s present.  Like most markets, we aren’t interested in erotica or unnecessary gore (I know, I know. I said push the boundaries, but I’m not cutting the checks).

Submit stories in standard manuscript format to charlespzaglanis@whitecatpublications.com. No snail-mail. No multiple submissions. Word or .rtf only, no .pdf, .wp, etc. Feel free to send another story after rejection. Please type A&A/Your Name in the subject line. I get a lot of email and this will help me keep track.

Best of luck and we’ll see you in the aether,

Chuck Zaglanis
Editor
White Cat Publications, LLC

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't write steampunk but I know several who do!
And that cover is awesome.

Travis Cody said...

You've really shown us some fantastic covers here. This one is outstanding.

Rick said...

Send them over to White Cat, Alex! The more the merrier. Chuck is wants the best of the best for this (which would probably describe your friends).

Rick said...

I'm with you on this, Travis. I love it.

Bonnee Crawford said...

Sounds like an awesome opportunity for writers! I'll have to see if I can kick my creative juices into gear and produce something submission-worthy.

Rick said...

We'll look forward to getting it Bonnee.

Charles Gramlich said...

Whoa, great opportunity, man!

Rick said...

Charles, if you don't send something over we'll all be disappointed.

laughingwolf said...

wunderbra, rick... grats all round!

i'm back - new look, same crap

http://fancydat.blogspot.ca/

Rick said...

got to head over and say hi, laughingwolf. Lots going on.

Alicia C. said...

Definitely interested in this! I'll see what I can come up with. Awesome!

Rick said...

We'll be looking forward to your submission, Alicia.

Ciara said...

Oh my goodness, that cover makes me want to run out and buy it now. That is awesome!

Rick said...

Ciara, I'll let the artist know. No good artist turns down a compliment.

laughingwolf said...

i will, once i get current pain prob under control - also dealing with last vestiges of food poisoning, so not been in the best of shape for the last month + ....