Friday, July 11, 2014

HEROIC PUBLISHING’S SHINING GODDESS OF LIGHT FLIES INTO PRO SE PRODUCTIONS- OPEN SUBMISSIONS CALL FOR ‘FLARE’ ANTHOLOGY

In October, 2013, LIBERTY GIRL by Barry Reese debuted from Pro Se Productions. This digest novel was the first work from Pro Se to feature characters licensed from Heroic Publishing, a force in independent comics since the mid 1980s. Pro Se recently announced a second LIBERTY GIRL book, an anthology, to be in progress and today opened calls for a multi author anthology featuring another of Heroic’s best known characters-Flare.

“Flare,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se Productions, “is a character that is almost as Pulpy in a lot of ways as she is a straight up Super Hero concept. You have a stunning young woman who is actually the result of Nazi experimentation and was originally created to destroy America’s heroes, but rebelled and became a hero herself. Throw into that the over the top villains she’s faced along with the myriad of mythological mayhem and there is all sorts of potential for great genre mashup fiction in the best New Pulp style. And that’s what we want this to be- a fun roller coaster ride of excitement and thrills with Flare leading the way.”

Stories for the FLARE Anthology must be 10,000 words in length and must adhere to the continuity established for Flare by Heroic Publishing. A biography on the character is available at http://www.heroicmultiverse.com/heroicpub/flare/history.php?ch=arcane. Also, over five hundred pages of a webcomic featuring Flare is available as well at http://www.heroicmultiverse.com/flare/webcomic/.

A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com no later than August 15th, 2014. Authors not previously published by Pro Se Productions must submit a writing sample of at least two pages with their proposals. Both Heroic Publishing and Pro Se Productions will approve these proposals before acceptance. Final deadline for completed stories is 60 days following acceptance of proposals.

FLARE is scheduled for publication in late 2014 from Pro Se Productions.

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

To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com. Like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.