Thursday, July 19, 2012

Upcoming Deadlines: Redstone & The Future Fire

One of the tools I've used sometimes to help myself get started on writing is writing towards prompts or themes for upcoming publications, either anthologies or themed issues of periodicals. Every Thursday, I'll be posting two or three such submission calls which I find of interest.

The Redstone Science Fiction Summer Contest anthology is looking for a story with "a hopeful future made better by scientific advancement." Submissions are due by August 15th, 2012 and they will be paying 5 cents per word for the winning story. Stories should be no longer than 5,000 words.

The second submission call for this week is from The Future Fire and their "We See a Different Frontier" project. In their words, this is "a colonialism-themed anthology of new stories told from the perspective of the colonized." The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT, September 14, 2012. They pay 5 cents per word with a preference for stories in the 3,000-6,000 word range.

Since I don't represent any of these publishers, please make sure to read the linked guidelines pages closely to ensure that you understand details of the submission guidelines, terms, payment information, etc.

Stop back next Thursday for more Upcoming Deadlines!

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