Monday, May 9, 2011

A call for African Sci-fi



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. 
Stiles.


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)



Payment
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 
rights.


Submitting
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 

(Image courtesy acobox.com)

What She Thinks: Submit and/or spread the word.

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