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Taking Submissions: Alternate Worlds: Evil Genius

April 30, 2014


Deadline: April 30th, 2014
Payment: Royalty Sharing

The names of certain scientific pioneers and geniuses are known to us all. Enrico Fermi, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Guglielmo Marconi and so many others dedicated their lives to improving the lot of their fellows through the power of their minds and their belief in their dreams. But what if these icons of science had chosen, instead, to turn their awesome intellect to evil pursuits and heinous ends? How might our world have been changed from what it is now to what they might have engineered it to be?

Alternate Worlds: Evil Genius is an anthology intended for the contributing writers to take one of these stellar intellects and imagine them in a sinister role instead. Was Bell’s telephone originally a covert listening device? Was Morse’s telegraph used to contact secret alien strongholds? Were Einstein and Oppenheimer actually under contract to the Mafia? Will you take up the challenge and tell us?

General Submission Guidelines

We will not publish stories containing sexual content involving minors in any way; other than that, the only boundaries are your imagination!

Sexual content unnecessary to the storyline is discouraged unless you are submitting an erotic story for consideration.

Gore for the sake of gore or simply included for shock value in a piece is discouraged as well, and will most likely not garner our attention unless it is necessary to support the storyline.

Other Guidelines:

We work on a percentage sharing scale with our authors; details will be discussed after submissions are approved. Anthologies are a ‘royalties sharing’ market, we do not pay in advance for stories.
Submissions should be sent as attachments to your email, not copied into the body of the message.
Attachments should be in *.doc or *.docx format.
Font details: Times New Roman, 12 point with single spacing;
Please indent the first line of each new paragraph.
Word count 4,000 – 8,000

Do not be offended if you do not receive an immediate response, we work as quickly and fairly as we can, and will address your submission as soon as possible.

Electronic submissions only. Please format the title of your email as:
“SUBMISSION – ‘genre’ – ‘your story title'”
All submissions should be emailed to [email protected]

No previously published works will be considered for inclusion.

Window for submissions: 1 Feb – 30 April

Via: Visionary Press Collaborative.


April 30, 2014