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Title: Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call For Short Stories Submissions Summer 2016
Post by: Lady Ty on September 02, 2015, 04:02:54 AM
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Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call For Short Stories Submissions (Summer 2016)

We're looking for original short stories from all around the world as long as they are written in English. Our goal is to publish at least three short stories, unified by a central theme. Each short story will be accompanied by one original piece of artwork from an artist commissioned by us separately.

For the publication period between June and August 2016, the theme is:

SUPERHEROES

Recently, we announced that 2016 is going to be the Year of the Superhero and we have quite a few things in the pipeline. To supplement the awesome projects we have in the works, we are also looking to add short stories to our Superhero calendar! When it comes to superheroes, we think of sweeping themes that deal with the central issues of heroism and, of course, superpowers. As usual, we welcome authors to subvert these sample themes, to expand upon what “superhero” means, and adapt the prompt to other possible connotations and genres under the Speculative Fiction umbrella.

What We’re Looking For:
•DIVERSITY. We want to read and publish short stories that reflect the diverse world we live in, about and from traditionally underrepresented perspectives. We more than welcome stories featuring LGBTQIA characters: PLEASE SEND THEM TO US. It should go without saying that we’d hope for a respectful and responsible approach to creating diverse worlds and characters.
•Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult audience submissions are welcome. Good speculative fiction is ageless!
•We are VERY keen on receiving Romance stories – or stories with strong romantic elements.
•We are VERY keen on receiving Horror stories – or stories with strong horror elements.
•Creativity & Subversion. We love subversive stories. We want you to challenge the status quo with your characters, story telling technique, and themes.


•Submissions are open now, and will be open through December 31 2015 11:59PM PST. Any submissions received after that date will not be considered.


More information here

http://thebooksmugglers.com/2015/09/book-smugglers-publishing-open-call-for-short-stories-submissions-summer-2016.html

ETA Thanks @ScarletBea (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=32020) and @Nora (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40237) for need to highlight the closing date.



Title: Re: Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call For Short Stories Submissions Summer 2016
Post by: Nora on September 02, 2015, 04:12:20 AM
That's really cool. Thanks. A Horror story with heroes and super powers that sounds right down my alley, especially if I have a whole year to brood on it!
Title: Re: Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call For Short Stories Submissions Summer 2016
Post by: ScarletBea on September 02, 2015, 04:38:43 AM
especially if I have a whole year to brood on it!
Nora be careful, the submissions must be done by December 31.
It's still 4 months from now, so should give you plenty of time, but not 1 year (that's the publication date).
Title: Re: Book Smugglers Publishing: Open Call For Short Stories Submissions Summer 2016
Post by: Nora on September 02, 2015, 05:07:01 AM
especially if I have a whole year to brood on it!
Nora be careful, the submissions must be done by December 31.
It's still 4 months from now, so should give you plenty of time, but not 1 year (that's the publication date).

Well, thanks a lot for saving my ass here!  ;D
I would probably have noticed when reading the full link but you'll save me time and grief!