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Friday, September 25, 2020

Fix the World anthology

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Deadline: September 30, 2020
The world is broken. Fires, hurricanes, famine and disease haunt the land. We all need a little hope.

For this anthology, we’re looking for stories that depict a (near) future Earth that’s somehow better than this one, Show us a world post-climate change, where we made peace with the planet. Or a world where we moved past racism and into a broader understanding of the connectedness of all the races of humanity. How about one where gender no longer matters? Or where borders are no more.

We’re not looking for preachy. We want realistic depictions of the Earth that could be, even it it’s not perfect.

Whatever fix you choose does not have to be the main plot – in fact, it’s probably better if it isn’t. But it should be very clear in the story – how we got from here to there.

The Details:

Length: Minimum 5,000, Maximum 15,000 words

Payment: Flat Fee:
5,000-8,000 – $75
8,000-12,000 – $100
12,000-15000: $125


Rights: 12 months exclusive print rights; additional 24 months non-exclusive. Sunsets at 36 months and all rights revert to author.

Due Date: Closes September 30th, 2020

Publication Date: Winter 2020-21
Format:

Please use standard manuscript formatting:
1 Inch Margins
Font: Times New Roman 12 Point
Double spaced
Half inch indent at start of each paragraph (please do not use tabs for this)

Otherwise we’re not all that picky. No cover letter is needed. Please include a short one paragraph summary of what your “fix” is.

Please, no simultaneous submissions.

Send your submissions to scott@otherworldsink.com with the subject line:

Submission: Fix the World

If you have any questions, email us at the link above.

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