Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Open Submissions for Glass Page Books!

Glass Page Books is hosting a Streampunk Anthology Short Story Call for two upcoming Anthologies:  Airship Kids and The Clockwork of Crime.  

This genre is open; no agent is required.

Contact Acquisitions Editor, Alan Lewis, at alan@snowflakegarden.com

The Clockwork of Crime

The Clockwork of Crime will be a collection of crime/mystery stories set in a steampunk setting.  P.I. noir, police procedurals, Vitorian Holmes-styled detective stories are all welcome.   We are looking for well-developed characters of your own creation, not steampunk'd versions of existing characters.  The heroes and villains are to be of your own creation.  Please double-check to insure that you do not use names of existing, trademarked characters.

We are looking for short fiction between 3,000 and 10,000 words.
Deadline for entry is April 1, 2013.

Rights:
    We ask for first publishing rights, the right to use the story for as long as there is demand for the books in print, digital and audio format, the right to edit each story for errors, and the right to utilize excerpts and the author's name for promotion.  Authors will keep all other rights and can republish the story once the anthology has been in print for twelve months.

Your Take:
    As payment for an accepted story, you will receive a print copy of the finished anthology.  In addition, accepted authors will be able to order copies of the book at 30% off of the cover price and have their names and links displayed on our website.

How and what to send: 
    Send a cover letter including your contact information, publishing history, and a short synopsis in the body of the email.  Attach the submission in rich text format as an rtf file.  The text must be 12 point Times New Roman with single line spacing and one inch margins.  Please place a single space (not multiple spaces) between sentences and a hard break for paragraphs.  Separate scene breaks by a hard break, centered asterisks (***) and a hard break.

Please do not send multiple or simultaneous submissions.

Both the subject line and rtf file should be:
CofC_StoryName_AuthorName_wordcount.

Airship Kids

Airship Kids will be a collection of Steampunk Bedtime Stories written for young and middle-grade children.  Some, if not all stories will be illlustrated.  As the name of the anthology suggests, all of the stories should feature a child or young adult living in an airship in some form or fashion.

We are looking for short fiction between 1,000 and 3,000 words.
Deadline for entry is April 1, 2013.

Rights:
    We ask for first publishing rights, the right to use the story for as long as there is demand for the books in print, digital and audio format, the right to edit each story for errors, and the right to utilize excerpts and the author's name for promotion.  Authors will keep all other rights and can republish the story once the anthology has been in print for twelve months.

Your Take:
    As payment for an accepted story, you will receive a print copy of the finished anthology.  In addition, accepted authors will be able to order copies of the book at 30% off of the cover price and have their names and links displayed on our website.

How and what to send: 
    Send a cover letter including your contact information, publishing history, and a short synopsis in the body of the email.  Attach the submission in rich text format as an rtf file.  The text must be 12 point Times New Roman with single line spacing and one inch margins.  Please place a single space (not multiple spaces) between sentences and a hard break for paragraphs.  Seperate scene breaks by a hard break, centered asterisks (***) and a hard break. 

Please do not send multiple or simultaneous submissions. 

Both the subject line and rtf file should be:
Airship_StoryName_AuthorName_wordcount.


For more information, visit http://www.glasspagebooks.com/submissions.html