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Taking Submissions: Nonproliferation

April 16, 2012

Deadline: April 16th 2012
Payment: $3.00 and royalties

Rymfire Sci-Fi (a new imprint of Rymfire Books) is proud to announce out latest project…

Nonproliferation anthology

“The Cold War is 20 years gone. Yet the looming omen of the End of Days still haunts us. The notion that Russia and America will obliterate us all with nuclear weapons seems unlikely. So how will the world end? And what will people do to survive it? Would the limited supply of copper lead to a massive communications breakdown? Would the continued genetic manipulation of crops lead to widespread crop failures? You picture the Apocalypse and write us a story in under 7500 words.

Stories that will not impress us: Zombies, Dark Tower rewrites, or anything from the Twighlight Zone. They may be great, but they’re already done. Things that will grab our attention: stories with a conscience, stories that push the envelope with a new idea, and works that go beyond the typical wasteland.”

We are also proud to have Boone Dryden back in the fold as well! Boone previously worked with me at Carnifex Press and this anthology is his baby and his first of what I hope are many projects! ALL submissions will go to Boone Dryden ONLY and not the normal Rymfire Books e-mail address…

Editor: Boone Dryden [email protected]

Reading period will be March 1st – April 16th 2012

Length and submission…

We are looking for tales in the 2,500-7,500 word range. Nothing more, nothing less. We will return (unread) anything not within these guidelines. You can submit a story as either an attachment to the e-mail address in Word (NOT docx) or in the body of an e-mail. We do NOT accept snail mail. Please put “Sci Fi Anthology” in the subject of the e-mail and give a word count in the e-mail itself, even if the story also has it listed. Our reading time is usually 10-12 weeks. NO multiple submissions, NO exceptions. Reprints accepted.

Payment info…

We pay $3.00* for each story accepted via PayPal. That’s it. We are a brand new eBook-only publisher looking to get the name out there and get some quality releases under our belts without making the mistake of so many other small-press publishers and overdoing it in the beginning. We pay everyone once the anthology has been officially released. If this is acceptable, kindly submit to us.

* Our eBooks will generally sell for $2.99… we offer the $3.00 flat rate, but an author can earn royalties after each 150 eBooks sold as follows:
~ 1-149 eBooks sold = $3.00 flat advance
~ 150-300 eBooks sold = an additional $3.00 per author
~ 301-450 eBooks sold = an additional $3.00 per author
~ 451-600 eBooks sold = You get the idea…
ADDITIONALLY, we will be publishing a PRINT version as well, and for every print book sold it will count towards THREE sales to reach each 150 level

[email protected] for ALL submissions to this anthology ONLY


April 16, 2012