Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Known as an innovative publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions reveals plans for an anthology that has its roots in Classic Pulp Fiction, but with a twist. The company announces open call for submissions for its very unique Flight tale collection, ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES.

“Flying Pulps,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se Productions, “were extremely popular in the classic era of Pulp Fiction. From G-8 to Dusty Ayers to Richard Knight and beyond, aviators figuratively flew into a very special place with Pulp fans. And although ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES in part does want to recapture that feel, we’re also looking for something different.

“Imagine,” continues Hancock, “that the Wright Brothers never built their airplane. Or that no airplane or helicopter, for that matter, ever got off the ground. And I mean that quite literally. What we want for ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES are stories that look at a world where flight has indeed been achieved, but neither by anything resembling an airplane or a helicopter. Zeppelins, hot air balloons, and many other things definitely fit the bill and that’s what we want in these tales. It can be set as early as the mid 1800s all the way through today and must center around an aviator type hero. Just no planes or whirlybirds allowed. ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES is an opportunity for authors to really break loose and for all sorts of premises to come in. Of course, steampunk, dieselpunk, and the like all spring to mind, but we expect to see some extremely creative takes on the curveball we’ve thrown with this collection.”

ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES will feature stories set from approximately 1860 to the present day. The central hero must be an aviator of some sort and air travel/flight must be a significant part of the story. Airplanes and helicopters are off limits for use and Pro Se Productions may disqualify any proposal for hewing too close to using airplanes or helicopters. These stories may include supernatural or extraterrestial elements, BUT the mode of flight that is featured in each tale MUST be feasible scientifically, not utilizing any alien technology, mystical machinations, or other extranormal means of activity.

Stories for ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. Authors not previously published by Pro Se Productions must submit a writing sample of at least two pages with their proposals. Authors whose proposals are accepted must submit the first four pages of their accepted stories as quickly as possible for review by Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals.

ALTERNATIVE AIR ADVENTURES is scheduled for publication in mid to late 2015 by Pro Se Productions.

For more information on this title, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at directorofcorporateoperations@prose-press.com.

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