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Four Calls for Submissions

* From the Edgar Allan Poe Museum: Are you a writer who has been inspired by Poe? Send us your poetry and flash fiction that demonstrate his influence, whether you’ve been inspired by Poe’s use of the grotesque, his theory of the unified effect, or his pioneering work in science fiction and the detective story. No matter what he wrote, Poe imbued his work with a relentless creative spirit—that’s what we’re hoping to find in your submissions. Learn more here.

* From Simon & Schuster: In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, publisher Simon & Schuster is bringing back the popular fan fiction writing contest, Strange New Worlds! Here is your unique opportunity to present to this world and beyond that special Star Trek story that has never been told. Learn more here.

* From Apex Publications: Announcing the open call for submissions for the upcoming Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling anthology. This collection is edited by Monica Valentinelli and Jaym Gates, and will be coming in 2016 from Apex Publications. There have been quite a few discussions in science fiction and fantasy addressing the idea of tropes and cliches, from whether they’re good or bad to how they change over time. Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling is a collection of stories that aims to subvert many of the popular tropes and cliches to show them in a new light. Each story in our collection will be an author’s creative examination of a specific trope that is prevalent in science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Examples of tropes include some well-defined character tropes, but also storytelling tropes that lazily incorporate race, gender, religion, etc. Learn more here.

* Also from Apex Publications: Apex Publications seeks submissions for Undead: A Poetry Anthology of Ghouls, Ghosts, and More. Editors Bianca Lynne Spriggs (Apex Magazine’s poetry editor) and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer welcome your specters, apparitions, zombies, wraiths, phantoms, thought forms and anything (or anyone) animate but no longer living. Learn more here.


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Dec. 10th, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
Not exactly related, but certainly of interest. You may or may not have heard how Joel Hodgson is running a Kickstarter to create a new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Reaching the initial goal is enough for three episodes, with each stretch goal adding another three (maxing out at twelve). With forty hours to go as I write this, twelve episodes is doable. However, it'll require a surge of epic proportions. So open your hearts and your wallets.

Dec. 16th, 2015 07:07 pm (UTC)
This is very exciting! This set a new record for largest-ever crowdfunded project, didn't it? And rightly so!

Edited at 2015-12-16 07:08 pm (UTC)
Dec. 10th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Dec. 16th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
I know, right?!?!?

Get to writing! :)
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