Deadline: July 15th, 2017
Payment: Royalties, details below
We have some exciting news at Belanger Books. We are currently accepting submissions for an upcoming anthology. This is a book which we have wanted to put together for years now. Back in 2015, we originally had the idea of putting together an anthology of stories based on The War of the Worlds. While we still may someday put that collection together, we changed our plans when we received a wonderful story submission from author GC Rosenquist. Mr. Rosenquist submitted “The Mystery of the Last Martian”. This excellent story has Holmes and Watson solving the mystery mentioned in the title, and it got us thinking, Why not make an entire anthology of stories where Holmes is in the realms of H.G. Wells? Thus, Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells was born. See story submission guidelines below:
Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells Submissions
Imagine Holmes trying to solve the case of an invisible man, matching wits with a traveler from out of time, or using his deductive skills to help fight martian invaders. These are just some of the stories which could be included in the new anthology Sherlock Holmes In the Realms of H.G. Wells . The anthology will feature traditional Sherlock Holmes stories blended with one or more tales from H.G. Wells.
Belanger Books is calling for submissions from writers, new or established, which are between 5,000 – 10,000 words (it is okay to be over or under some).
The stories must feel like traditional Holmes and Wells stories. For example, the stories should have the traditional Holmes and Watson working with the traditional characters and realms of H.G. Wells. For example, a story that is a sequel to the Time Machine should have Holmes and Watson working with The Time Traveller. It should not feel like Sherlock meets Dr. Who.
The stories must use public domain material (some aspects of Holmes, like his life as a retired bee keeper are still under copyright in America; some of H.G. Wells’s later work is also under copyright in America).
Authors will receive a portion of net sales (between 2 – 5% depending on number of stories) from the Kickstarter campaign and from the first year of book sales.
Authors retain the rights to their work.
Due Date: All submissions must be received by July 15th
Send submissions to: [email protected]
Include the word SUBMISSION in the subject heading. In the body include your name, a brief synopsis of your story, and your story length (# of words).
Via: Balanger Books.
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