Deadline: December 31st, 2020
Payment: $100 OR $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits and a paperback copy
Theme: For one, Holmes’s client must be a real historical figure, for the other, it must be a public domain character and fit in with the Victorian/ edwardian time frame of Holmes and Watson
Note: I APOLOGIZE for how short this call is, usually these hit my inbox much sooner.
Call for Submissions to Two NEW Sherlock Holmes Anthologies
Sherlock Holmes: Stranger than Truth
Sherlock Holmes: Stranger than Fiction
Guidelines: These traditional Sherlock Holmes adventures are sure to be a lot of fun.
For Sherlock Holmes: Stranger than Truth Holmes’s client is a real historical figure. It could be Queen Victoria, Billy the Kid, President Harrison, The Dalai Lama, Nellie Bly, Laura Ingalls Wilder, or any person who lived during the time Holmes and Watson worked together.
For Sherlock Holmes: Stranger than Fiction Holmes’s client is a fictional character. It must be a public domain character and fit in with the Victorian/ edwardian time frame of Holmes and Watson. Perhaps the client is an elderly Oliver Twist or a young Dr. Caligari. Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson could be visiting London and need help from a detective. Maybe Alice needs help finding Wonderland or Dorothy returning to Oz.
Submissions: Sherlock Holmes: Stranger than Truth – Stories must fit traditional Holmes. Submissions should be 5,000 – 10,000 words in length (it is okay to go over or under some). Since these cases involve historical figures they should be canonical in nature. Holmes and Watson must be their traditional selves.
Sherlock Holmes: Stranger than Fiction – Since these stories involve fictional characters, you have some leeway in adding elements of fantasy, horror, and science fiction (i.e. if you use Dracula, or the Time Machine, or Wonderland’s Red Queen). Even with this leeway, Holmes and Watson must be the traditional Holmes and Watson. They must act as they would in the original canonical adventures. Submissions should be 5,000 – 10,000 words in length (it is okay to go over or under some)
Payment for both anthologies: Authors shall receive a payment of $100 OR $50 plus a percentage of the Kickstarter project profits (whichever amount is GREATER) and a paperback copy of the anthology.
Rights: Authors shall retain rights to their work. We only retain the rights to the story within the publication.
Submission deadline for both anthologies is December 31st, 2020. Authors are welcome to submit stories to either or both anthologies.
Send submissions in a word document to [email protected]
with the heading ATTN: SUBMISSION FOR STRANGER THAN TRUTH or ATTN: SUBMISSION FOR STRANGER THAN FICTION.
Via: Belanger Books.
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