Saturday, June 28, 2014

PRO SE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO ‘VIKINGS’ ANTHOLOGY!

Pro Se Productions, a leading publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, announces the opening of a call for submissions to an anthology featuring stories focused on an aspect of history that has captured the attention of creators and readers for centuries- VIKINGS!

“There are few more colorful characters in the world’s past,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief and Partner in the company, “than the warriors and explorers known as The Vikings. Whether or not they are forging and forcing their way into new lands or battling for the honor to eternally fight and feast in Valhalla, there’s always been a fascination with Vikings. And in recent decades, that fascination has gone beyond the simple ‘fight for the Gods’ idea and looked at how the society functioned, the roles played by all, and how everything from weather to religion affected them. Although Odin and Loki won’t be traipsing through the tales in VIKINGS!, the stories we want for this collection have a wide range to play in just utilizing what we know or suspect about these paradoxical people from history.”

VIKINGS! will feature stories set in the time period in which Vikings flourished and fought. Stories must be grounded in reality, that meaning that although the characters within may believe they are working for the Gods or at the mercy of demonic beasts, that no such creatures or magic items or supernatural occurrences appear in the tale. Tales are not restricted, however, to the traditional concept of Vikings, but instead are open to utilize any aspect of that society while maintaining a pulpy, fast pace and an appropriate level of action.

Stories for VIKINGS! 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.

VIKINGS! scheduled for publication in 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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