Innsmouth Free Press is calling for what they call Lovecraftian
science fiction stories. They are interested in stories set in Africa.You could also submit poetry that fits into their specifications. .If you are not familiar with H.P Lovecraft's fiction, you can read (listen to) his short story 'The Alchemist' here. Read their call for submissions below.
Future Lovecraft will open to submissions for short stories and
poetry from May 1 to June 30,2011.
The anthology will be available in print and as an e-book, and is
edited by the eldritch duo of Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R.
What We Want
Lovecraftian science fiction stories. ‘Lovecraftian’ can include Mythos elements, but we have a broader view of what Lovecraftian
means. Interpret and distill it. Stories may be set in the near future or
distant future. They may be cyberpunk, biopunk, space opera,
dystopic, post-apocalyptic, or any other flavour of science fiction.
Think beyond the borders of the usual settings (The United States
seems to be the only place where spaceships land). Future Hong
Kong. Post-apocalyptic Africa. The drowned coastlines of Australia
in a warmer world. A city beneath the waves near Easter Island.
India five thousand years from now.
The distant spaceport of New Port-au-Prince. The Martian and
Lunar colonies. Give us protagonists with diverse and interesting
backgrounds. Give us women who can battle Nyarlathotep’s deadly
soldiers with wit and bravado, not sacrificial space-maidens
For poetry, send up to three poems pasted in the body of the e-mail,
with a cover letter. Poems paid at $10 CAD per poem. A physical
contributor’s copy and e-book copy are provided.
Length-Short fiction (1,000 words) to novelette (10,000 words)
One cent per word up to a maximum of $70 CAD; one physical
copy of the anthology and one e-book copy.Payment made via
PayPal or Canadian check upon publication.
We are purchasing first English anthology print and electronic
E-mail us at innsmouthfp AT gmail.com. Subject line: Future
Lovecraft, [Title of your Story, Author's Name]. The subject line is
important; otherwise, the story might go into the wrong pile.
Do not send simultaneous submissions. Do not send more than one
short story submission, because we will not consider more than one
at a time and will make you resubmit any simultaneous submissions
after we answer on the previous one. If we reject one story, you can
send another one.
Include a cover letter with the story word count, salient writing
credits and any reprint information (if applicable).
Attach story as an RTF (preferred) or Word document. Use standard
manuscript format. Italics as italics, bold as bold. No fancy fonts
Stories can be sent in English, French, or Spanish.
Final story selection will take place in July 2011.
Learn more here
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