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Taking Submissions: Palookaville

January 1, 2017

Deadline: January 1st, 2017
Payment: $50 upon acceptance and an equal share of profits from sales
Note: The deadline was JUST extended so some of the dates below haven’t been updated to reflect that as of yet.

Pine Float Press is pleased to open a solicitation for its latest anthology project, PALOOKAVILLE.

Powell Heights has always kept its distance from the City. The town, half an
hour away from the Federal Penitentiary and the State Hospital and twenty
minutes by train from the City, has made a handy living from crime since Vincenzo “Pretty Vinnie” Buonatesta muscled his way into defacto ownership of the prison during his incarceration and rebuilt the town as a place where his crew and hangers-on could regroup and live out from under the eye of the law.

The locals started to call their town “Palookaville.” The name stuck, changing from a mark of shame to a badge of pride as more Mob soldiers and the freelance muscle that served the growing ranks of supervillains settled in the town and the town grew to accommodate their needs. They left the struggles of their workaday world in the City for the most part, blowing off steam on the Boardwalk or mixing it up in the roving barfight by the docks and
then going home to their families. They felt secure in Palookaville, knowing that they were as close to invisible and untouchable as anyone could be in a world where the gods walked and titans battled in the skies.

Untouchable and invisible until Gaia of the Five Freedoms was found dead in Buonatesta Park.

PALOOKAVILLE, tenatively scheduled for release in Q4 of 2016, is a blue-collar supervillain antholology set in the shadows of the superheroic world. Second-string criminals, masked mooks and clued-in henchmen leave the stresses of the criminal world behind and live “normal lives,” until the outside world muscles its way in.

Fortunately, the citizens of Palookaville know all about muscling in.


  • 5,000 – 7,000 word original stories set in the shared city of Powell Heights
  • Stories are due no later than 12 a.m. August 15
  • Payment: $50 upon acceptance and an equal share of profits from sales. Individual stories will be available for sale in electronic format, with individual authors receiving 80 percent of profit from sale (85 percent if author supplies cover art.)
  • Pine Float Press will retain exclusive electronic and print rights for a period of one year after publication or two years after solicitation

Original solicitation document’s available here. Send submissions and an introductory email to [email protected] with the header SOLICITATION: PALOOKAVILLE.

Show us what you’ve got, tough guy.

Via: Pine Float Press.


January 1, 2017