Open Market for Multi-Ethnic Fiction - Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures (paying market)

13 February 2013

Open Market for Multi-Ethnic Fiction - Far Orbit: Speculative Space Adventures (paying market)
Deadline: 31 March 2013

The journey continues… World Weaver Press is looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition. We are not looking for slavish imitations of past classics. Rather, we would like to receive stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned sci-fi adventure genera — smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions.

We are looking for adventure stories that are creative, readable, and memorable. We are also looking for midnight indulgences; exciting stories that transport you from the everyday grind and leave you wondrously satisfied. All adventure-based sci-fi genera are welcome but stay away from fantasy elements unless they are genetically engineered or cybernetic. Stories can begin on Earth but the major action should happen out there, beyond the edges of our blue marble. Dystopia (Mad Max) and fantasy-like adventures (John Carter of Mars) have to be very special to be included in this anthology. Please, no fan fiction.

Because adventure stories often take more space to develop, World Weaver Press is accepting stories up to 10,000 words in length. Previously published stories are acceptable but we will not publish stories that have been previously anthologized.

Want to know more about the editor’s preferences? Read Bascomb James’s article on what draws him to SF in the Grand Tradition.

Rights and compensation: Payment: $0.01/word. All contributors will receive a paperback copy of the anthology. For previously unpublished works: Seeking first world rights in English and exclusive rights to publish in print and electronic format for twelve months after publication date after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for a fixed number of years. For reprints: Seeking non-exclusive right to publish in print and electronic formats for a fixed number of years. Previously unpublished stories preferred; Reprints will be considered. No previously anthologized stories.

Open submission period: January 1 – March 31, 2013.

Submission method: Email cover letter + story with the subject line “Far Orbit - story title.” Cover letter should contain your name, contact info, story’s title, approximate word count, and where/when the story was previously published (if you’re seeking a reprint); no need to summarize the story, let it speak for itself. Then paste the full story into the body of the email following your letter. Please make it very clear where paragraphs break — this means if your email doesn’t let you indent paragraphs, you’ll need to put an extra space between each paragraph for submission purposes. Do not send unrequested attachments.

Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.

*Note: World Weaver Press is a market for queer, multi-ethnic, multi-national, non-tradition fiction. We’re more concerned with “well written” than any other marker.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries/ submissions: farorbit@worldweaverpress.com

Website: http://worldweaverpress.com/
Full Details:
Deadline: 31 March 2013

The journey continues… World Weaver Press is looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition. We are not looking for slavish imitations of past classics. Rather, we would like to receive stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned sci-fi adventure genera — smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions.

We are looking for adventure stories that are creative, readable, and memorable. We are also looking for midnight indulgences; exciting stories that transport you from the everyday grind and leave you wondrously satisfied. All adventure-based sci-fi genera are welcome but stay away from fantasy elements unless they are genetically engineered or cybernetic. Stories can begin on Earth but the major action should happen out there, beyond the edges of our blue marble. Dystopia (Mad Max) and fantasy-like adventures (John Carter of Mars) have to be very special to be included in this anthology. Please, no fan fiction.

Because adventure stories often take more space to develop, World Weaver Press is accepting stories up to 10,000 words in length. Previously published stories are acceptable but we will not publish stories that have been previously anthologized.

Want to know more about the editor’s preferences? Read Bascomb James’s article on what draws him to SF in the Grand Tradition.

Rights and compensation: Payment: $0.01/word. All contributors will receive a paperback copy of the anthology. For previously unpublished works: Seeking first world rights in English and exclusive rights to publish in print and electronic format for twelve months after publication date after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for a fixed number of years. For reprints: Seeking non-exclusive right to publish in print and electronic formats for a fixed number of years. Previously unpublished stories preferred; Reprints will be considered. No previously anthologized stories.

Open submission period: January 1 – March 31, 2013.

Submission method: Email cover letter + story with the subject line “Far Orbit - story title.” Cover letter should contain your name, contact info, story’s title, approximate word count, and where/when the story was previously published (if you’re seeking a reprint); no need to summarize the story, let it speak for itself. Then paste the full story into the body of the email following your letter. Please make it very clear where paragraphs break — this means if your email doesn’t let you indent paragraphs, you’ll need to put an extra space between each paragraph for submission purposes. Do not send unrequested attachments.

Simultaneous submissions = okay. Multiple submissions = no.

*Note: World Weaver Press is a market for queer, multi-ethnic, multi-national, non-tradition fiction. We’re more concerned with “well written” than any other marker.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For queries/ submissions: farorbit@worldweaverpress.com

Website: http://worldweaverpress.com/
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