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Taking Submissions: Potatoes!
March 8, 2013
Deadline: March 8th 2013
Payment: We will pay 5% royalties after cost per story published in each ebook only. Royalties for paperback sales will be separately negotiated.
Fringeworks is a small independent publisher that hopes to find clever ways of punching above its own weight.
We love to find new talent and to give writers the chance to get recognition for their work in the public domain. We are currently seeking submissions for an anthology entitled ‘Potatoes’.
Submission deadline for this anthology is midnight on 8th March 2013.
Firstly, this anthology is serious. It is what it says on the tin. As the title suggests, we are looking for stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words, which feature, er . . . potatoes! Yes, you read this right. ‘Potatoes‘, said in perfect Keith Lemon voice.
Believe it or not, but there is a whole host of stuff you can write about when it comes to potatoes. Consider the history of this mighty veg from its roots with Sir Walter Raleigh’s voyages, to its importance during the Irish Famine. Did you know that Queen Marie Antoinette wore a potato based fancy dress costume at a fancy dress ball? Beat that Lady Gaga. So, ply your imagination, speak to your children (you never know, they may be chip chip off old the block) and let your writing run riot!
Any genre will be considered, including mash-ups and pot-boilers, though we suspect this anthology will appeal to writers of horror, SF and fantasy.
While we are looking for new and original twists on this theme with surprising elements, we expect no half-baked ideas, and nothing too fluffy. Be fun, be serious, but most of all be unique. And I promise you, the Editor, Theresa Derwin, will not make a hash up of it. In fact, she’ll be frying tonight!
Submissions should be sent to [email protected] as word documents or rtf files.
Your email subject header should read ‘SURNAME/SPUD/WORD COUNT (include word count)
All submissions should;
Be 1,500 to 5,000 words (max)
Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12
Be typed in line with Standard Manuscript Format. Details can be found at http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html
Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address)
Previously published stories will NOT be considered for this anthology, and while authors will retain copyright we expect all new characters created for this anthology to be placed within the public domain.
Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author can be submitted.
We will write to you within approximately four weeks of the submission deadline to let you know if you have been successful.
We will pay 5% royalties after cost per story published in each ebook only. Royalties for paperback sales will be separately negotiated.
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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!