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:
White Cat Publications, LLC. is pleased to presentthe submission guidelines for its first anthology, Airships & Automatons, edited by Charles P. Zaglanis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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,
White Cat Publications, LLC