Here it is!
THEME for the Anthology: TIME, AGE, and ENDINGS
Naturally, I would like to see science fiction and fantasy stories for this anthology. I’m interested in anything that relates to the themes, including clever time travel.
My favorite short stories tend to be about 5,000 words. Though, I can be seduced with an incredible bit of flash fiction. I like romance alongside my action. But I like a good action-only story, too. If you submitted under the old guidelines, you’re grandfathered in. Don’t stress it. Those still apply (except where indicated below).
Most R&R’s I send will probably be asking for improvements in these areas.
I enjoy literary reads, but stuff has got to happen. Save the philosophical waxing and long internal dialog for your novels. These things work but probably not in short form like this.
Proofreading matters. Please send your best work.
Please follow Shunn’s Manuscript Format. See Here.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Subject Line, please include “Saturn Submission_Your Name_Story Title”
PAYMENT: Royalty Split
EDITOR: Bokerah Brumley
PUBLISHER: TUSCANY BAY BOOKS
TIPS & BEST PRACTICES
- Don’t be a jerk.
- Don’t be a drama-monger!! (I probably don’t care about the latest industry gossip from anywhere.)
- Don’t be a prima donna.
- Be patient.
- EXPECT EDITS.
- Final inclusion in the anthology is MY call. It’s okay to tell me ‘no’… when it’s important, but I may so ‘no’ right back. Pick your hills to die on accordingly.
On a personal note:
This is my first ever submission call for my first ever anthology (the original Saturn submission call is listed at the bottom; I am accepting stories based on that sub call as well).
So far, I’ve been in nearly two dozen anthologies and collections (some of which remain in publication and some of which do not). I’m familiar with several different managerial styles. Our timeline is outlined below.
For more information about my works in publication, try here.
Official Bio: Bokerah Brumley lives on ten permaculture acres, complete with sheep, goats, peacocks, turkeys, geese, guineas, ducks, chickens, five home-educated children, and one husband. She serves as the president of the Cisco Writers Club and moonlights as an acquisitions editor for The Crossover Alliance.
For more information and a complete list of published works, please visit:
SUBMISSIONS OPEN through September 30, 2020
OCTOBER 2020: READING MONTH, R&R’s (Revise & Resubmit Requests) sent before and throughout the month of OCTOBER
OCTOBER 31, 2020: FINAL ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION EMAILS W/CONTRACTS
NOVEMBER 2020: MORE EDITS!!!!
NOVEMBER 30, 2020: CONTRACT DEADLINE & FINAL DATE FOR ALL EDITS TO BE IN TO EDITOR (ME)**
DECEMBER 2020: PROOFREADING & ANTHOLOGY ASSEMBLY
January 18, 2021 – February 18, 2021: Month-long Blog Tour (Participation expected)
January 29, 2021 – February 5, 2021: Ads (through preorder and new release vendors and possible newsletter swaps and social media posts from my hired PA’s)
FEBRUARY 2, 2021: ANTHOLOGY RELEASE
February 2, 2021- February 5, 2021: Anthology Authors Newsletter Share Dates (Participation expected)
**If your story is not returned with edits accepted/rejected to me by this date, you will not be in the anthology. If your contract is not also returned by this deadline, you will not be in the anthology. Anthology WORD COUNT GOAL: 120,000 words
<<ORIGINAL SUB CALL>>
Saturn. The most beautiful of the wandering stars, surrounded by a mysterious and remarkable series of rings, crowning the planet in glory.
Jupiter may be the king of the planets, but Saturn is the progenitor, named for the powerful and terrible Titan that fathered the gods themselves. Saturn is the lord of Time, Age, and Endings. And when everything else disperses into a heat death and the cosmos is an empty void, it is Time that will rule over all.
The frame story of Saturn will be set in John C. Wright’s City Beyond Time universe! Don’t know what that is? Read the book, it’s awesome. (<–This is no longer applicable.)
Stories do not need to be set in that universe.
However, they can be.
Bullet point form:
- Word count is 500-10,000
- Poems will be accepted
- Reprints will be accepted
- Simultaneous submissions will be accepted
- Stories can be about the actual planet Saturn, time, age, and endings. The Titan Saturn may also feature, and stories may be set in the City Beyond Time universe.
- Submissions should be in standard manuscript format, though please italicize instead of underline when appropriate. If the story is not in standard manuscript format, it may be rejected without being read. Seriously. I’m not kidding here. For that matter, ditto if the stories are under 500 words or over 10,000.
- The subject line should look like this: SATURN SUBMISSION_Story Title_Author Name
The deadline is December 1, 2017. After that, you’re out of luck.(Changed to September 30, 2020.)