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Taking Submissions: Leadership Gone Right
Deadline: January 25th, 2024
Payment: $10 for accepted stories, and an equal portion of the Kickstarter’s stretch goals
Theme: Leadership Gone Right
Unlock the power of imagination with Farthest Star Publishing’s inaugural open call for short story submissions, themed “Leadership Gone Right”. Are you ready to explore the uncharted territories of leadership in science fiction, fantasy, and horror? We’re seeking gripping tales that envision a world where leadership takes a different path, where heroes and anti-heroes emerge in unexpected ways. From galactic leaders to mythical monarchs and supernatural rulers, your story should transport us to new realms where leadership shines brilliantly or takes a haunting turn. This is your chance to craft a story that reshapes the very essence of authority. Submit your most inventive and captivating short stories and let your vision of “Leadership Gone Right” light the way for readers everywhere.
We invite storytellers of all dimensions to contribute their tales of leadership reimagined, as we venture into futures and realms where heroes rise to meet the challenges of their worlds with wisdom, compassion, and courage. Or where villains use cunning and guile to crush all opposition.
In this anthology, we seek stories that challenge traditional notions of authority, showcasing leadership that is energetic, inspirational, and transformative. From utopian spacefaring societies to mythical kingdoms and beyond, “Leadership Gone Right” invites you to envision leaders who empower and unite, forging paths only they can see toward a future only we can imagine.
Are your protagonists visionary captains guiding their starships through the cosmos, or mystic rulers who harness arcane forces to preserve an empire? Perhaps they are benevolent AI overlords overseeing realms of technology, or rebel leaders who inspire change through their unwavering principles. Let your imagination soar as you explore leadership’s potential in these imaginative settings.
We’re on the hunt for tales that captivate, provoke thought, and transport readers to distant worlds where leadership can stand as a beacon of hope, or as the last dim lamp before darkness. Whether you’re an established author or a fresh voice in the speculative fiction landscape, we invite you to share your unique perspective and contribute to this compelling anthology.
Word Count: 1,000 to 8,000 words.
Submissions open November 13, 2023 and close on January 25, 2024.
We read blind, which means we want to get to know your story before we get to know you, so remove all identifying information from your document (no name or address in the body; no headers or footers). Save it for your cover letter.
Please send your manuscript as an [.rtf file] in standard manuscript format to [email protected]. In the subject line, type “Leadership Gone Right” Submission – [TITLE] – [WORD COUNT].
A short cover letter is advised. Remember to put your name and the title of your story.
Multiple submissions are welcome, but no more than three works from any author.
Simultaneous Submissions: Yes, just let us know if your story has been accepted elsewhere.
Reprints: Yes, but your story must have been published more than three years prior (Let us know where and when).
AI Content: Sorry, but we do not accept content written wholly or in part by AI at this time. Please don’t. We’ll check.
Compensation: $10 for accepted stories, and an equal portion of the Kickstarter’s stretch goals. All money after expenses will be divided among the authors. We’re hoping to make this number a whole lot bigger. So let everyone know. The more backers, the higher the author’s compensation!
Rights: We are seeking First World English Rights for print and digital formats for (90 days) for previously unpublished work.
Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, where leadership takes on new dimensions and the possibilities are boundless. “Leadership Gone Right” promises to be an anthology of visionary tales that will ignite the imagination and inspire us all. Be part of this exciting venture, and let your stories reshape the narrative of leadership!
Via: Farthest Star Publishing.
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Stuart Conover is a father, husband, published author, blogger, geek, entrepreneur, horror fanatic, and runs a few websites including Horror Tree!