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Taking Submissions: Spirit Machine (Early Listing)

July 31, 2021

Submission Window: June 1st – July 31st, 2021
Payment: $0.08/word
Theme: Stories that merge Science Fiction with Spiritualism and/or a dash of Steampunk.

We are seeking stories that drift in alternate realities of Spirit Machine, an anthology that merges Science Fiction with Spiritualism and/or a dash of Steampunk.
To be published in the Winter of 2021 by the Air and Nothingness Press.

Seance Fiction – A mashup of Spiritualism (seances, ouiji/spirit boards, kirlian auras, discarnated entities, ghost talking) and Science Fiction and/or Steampunk genres.
Be wild, take chances, submit stories that are left of center. Show us your fireworks!

Stories must combine elements of both Spiritualism and Science Fiction/Steampunk SF. No fantasy stories, no standalone ghost stories, no SF without aspects of Spiritualism.

All stories are requested to be between 1500 and 3500 words in length.

How to submit: Email your story to us.

Submission Dates
Submissions open: June 1, 2021
Submissions close: July 31, 2021
Reading/Review begins: August 1, 2021
Reading/Review ends: September 30th, 2021
All authors will be contacted by: October 15, 2021

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 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.

Ideal story lengths are between 1000-3000 words. We pay upon $0.08/word for the stories we publish. All of our books are limited editions of between 100 and 125 copies and we prefer to print physical books over creating ebooks.

If, however, you are familiar with the sort of books we publish and you have a smashingly provocative collection of stories, a unique novella or a spectacular novel you think we might be intersted in (mostly Science Fiction, Space Opera, Dying Earth, Fantasy, Mythology, Hard SF, New Weird, Air/Steam/Atom punk), please contact us with your idea, writing samples and a brief bio, and we will be in touch.

Via: Air and Nothing Press.


July 31, 2021