Deadline: August 1st, 2023
Payment: $.03 per word
Theme: Alternative Leadership
B Cubed Press is pleased announce an Open Call for Alternative Leadership.
An anthology about leadership. Leadership by the under-represented, by those too often forced to watch as those less qualified, less capable rise in a system that cannot see the value of diversity and change.
We’re looking for broken barriers of all kinds. Can a man lead the National Organization of Women? Can a woman lead the NFL Players Association? Not in our current world, perhaps, but maybe in alternative worlds?
This will be a book about those things, in government, in the PTA, in the Horde, in the town or village. In the world. About the Orc would be King of the Goblins, the woman who would be Pope. The only limits are those of your own imagination.
So understand there is no magic formula for sex, orientation or race of your protagonist. We want our readers to enjoy the story, sometimes laugh, but always think.
The Alternatives series often uses humor and satire as a way of looking at issues. You don’t have to write satire or humor to sell us a story, but it sometimes helps.
We are unabashedly social justice fans and love redemption. Your story doesn’t have to reflect progressive perspectives, but again, it helps.
But most of all, we want our readers to think about the story after they’ve put down the book.
We are looking for good writing, first and foremost. We also want imaginative scenarios, and a good bit of humor in stories, essays or poetry is always appreciated.
Write of successes.
Write of failures.
Write of the perfect, the imperfect, the noble, and the wretched.
Write the story of the person who said, “I can be more.”