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Taking Submissions: Moving Across the Landscape in Search of an Idea

March 31

Submission Window: February 1st, 2024 – March 31st, 2024
Payment: 8 cents per word
Theme: Stories that explore “Moving Across the Landscape in Search of an Idea”

We are seeking stories for an anthology to be titled Moving Across the Landscape in Search of an Idea.

We are looking for stories with long titles (minimum 250 words, maximum 600 words), concise narratives (minimum 250 words, maximum 600 words) and copious footnotes, endnotes, marginalia, indices and glossaries (minimum 250 words, maximum 600 words).

Authors are welcome to shift word counts between these three parts of their submission, but they must stay within a range of 1500 words for the total submission (ex. a 500 word title, a 600 word narrative, and 400 words of footnotes.). Stories are welcome to be submitted in any genre. If you have questions we encourage you to email us or DM us on Twitter or Mastodon.

Authors may explore any genre with their stories (yes poetry too!) and we encourage a wide variety of ideas and interpretations.

Submission Dates
Submissions open: February 1st, 2024
Submissions close: March 31st, 2024
Reading/Review begins: April 1, 2024
Reading/Review ends: May 31st, 2024
All authors will be contacted by: June 15, 2024

Download the complete OC submission PDF here.

General Submission Information

We like to seek out new authors and book ideas ourselves rather than be contacted directly because we are a small, self-funded press, and only publish 4-5 books a year. We usually offer open call submissions on anthologies we decide to do, or we contact authors directly if we have particular needs.

We pay $0.08/word for the stories we publish. Most of our books are limited editions of between 100 and 200 copies and we prefer to print physical books over creating ebooks.

The Air and Nothingness Press is interested only in publishing works created by the individual, creative efforts of human authors.

We are not completely opposed to the use of AI as a tool to develop art or writing, rather we are opposed to the use of it in place of art or writing. If you “wrote” a story by supplying an AI with a prompt, we are not interested.

Stories by authors who have employed any AI text-generation software, apps, services, or any other computer-assisted service or program in the writing of their submissions, including plot generators, human-machine “collaboration,” titling, outlining, or any other form of computer driven influence on their creative process other than spelling and grammar checking will not be considered.

Via: Air and Nothingness Press.


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