Tuesday, January 5, 2016

PRO SE PRODUCTIONS OPENS NEW SUBMISSIONS CALLS

FEMME FOUR COLOR! HEROINES FROM COMICS' GOLDEN AGE 

Wonder Woman may be the first heroine people think of when the Golden Age of Comics is mentioned, but she in no way was alone, or even the first woman to take up the quest for justice in illustrated fiction of the day! And with an open call for submissions, Pro Se Productions wants to bring some of the forgotten females who carried the banner for right in the eary days of comics back to life in prose and New Pulp in the anthology FEMME FOUR COLOR! Heroines from Comic’s Golden Age.

Stories for FEMME FOUR COLOR must involve a character that originally appeared in comic books before 1950 and is, by all possible means and understanding, clearly in the Public Domain. That character must also be a woman. Pro Se Productions will make the final call on whether or not a character meets these criteria when submissions are reviewed. A partial list, by no means complete, of available heroes is below. Information, although limited in some regards, is available on each of these characters from various online and print resources.

Characters available for this collection include (only suggestions):

JANE MARTIN
MAUREEN MARINE
CAMILLA, QUEEN OF THE LOST EMPIRE
MADAME STRANGE
LADY SATAN
BLACK VENUS
MARGA THE PANTHER WOMAN
THE WOMAN IN RED
THE SPIDER QUEEN
THE SORCERESS OF ZOOM
MYSTA OF THE MOON
GALE ALLEN AND THE GIRL SQUADRON
THE VEILED AVENGER
PENNY WRIGHT, FEATURE WRITERS
JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH
THE MAGICIAN FROM MARS
AMAZONA, THE MIGHTY WOMAN

Stories for FEMME FOUR COLOR 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. This anthology is a royalty pay opportunity, percentages to be decided upon once all proposals are accepted and stories are submitted for final review.

FEMME FOUR COLOR! Heroines from Comic’s Golden Age is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.


POLICE PULP!

One of the most popular character types in Genre Fiction is the policeman. Paid too little to do a job too big for just one man, heroic men and women in uniform go out each and every day in reality to face crime and lawlessness so the regular citizen does not have to.

Likewise, the Police Officer is a character that many writers have adapted and now Pro Se Productions is putting out the call for submissions for an anthology featuring policemen and women in tales worthy to be called POLICE PULP!

Stories for POLICE PULP! must feature a police person, someone employed by a police force of some sort, as the primary character and in a reasonably heroic, albeit realistic light. The tales can be set in any period up until the present that would have had a police force and must be set squarely in reality, with no supernatural or extranormal influences included. An equal emphasis must be put on action and adventure as well as accuracy. Research will be a benefit for stories submitted to this volume.

Stories for POLICE PULP! 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. This anthology will be a royalty paying anthology, a percentage to be decided when final number of authors for the collection is determined.

POLICE PULP! is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NED LAND!

The most remembered character from Jules Verne’s classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is of course Captain Nemo. A favorite of many readers, however, from the book is sailor and master harpooner Ned Land. And now Pro Se Productions wants to give readers a peek at what came after his time on the Nautilus for this man of the sea by opening a submissions call for an anthology entitled THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NED LAND.

Stories for THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NED LAND must be set in a period reasonable to when Land would have lived, according to Verne’s novel AND must be set after the Nautilus adventure. Any elements of any genre will be considered appropriate in submissions and left to the discretion of Pro Se Productions to allow. This means that the supernatural, monsters, aspects of science fiction and fantasy, and so forth are allowed to be included in submissions.

Stories for THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NED LAND 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. This is a royalty pay anthology, percentage to be negotiated upon story acceptance and determination of number of writers involved.

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF NED LAND is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.