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.
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.
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
Want to know more about the editor’s preferences? Read Bascomb James’s article on what draws him to SF in the Grand Tradition.
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 For previously unpublished works: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Previously unpublished stories preferred; Reprints will be considered.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.
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.
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.
For queries/ submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org