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Taking Submissions: The Astronaut Only Rings Twice

August 31, 2021

Deadline: August 31st, 2021
Payment: $50.00 (CAD) per story
Theme: Hard boiled detectives, in space

Crime is out there, finding hiding places in the folds of the universe. Laws are being broken by all manner of beings. Murder is sometimes the outcome of shady deals.  Order needs to be brought to the chaos by beings who have the wit and nerve to do it. Sound like you?
Tyche Books along with editors Jeff Campbell and Shannon Allen invite you to delve into the mash up world of the hard-boiled detective and science fiction in our anthology, The Astronaut Only Rings Twice. We are looking for stories that have the themes, characters and plot twists of noir crime fiction crossed with all the elements of science fiction. Let your inner Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon or Adam Christopher out and file your story with us.

If you accept our challenge, you will need a look at what is in the file so far.
Deadline is August 31, 2021 at 11:59:59pm
There are no hard word counts, but ideally 5, 000 – 7, 500 words. Longer works will be considered.
Stories need to be in keeping with the theme.
Rate of pay is a flat rate of $50.00 (CAD) per story
We ask that all submissions are in William Shunn format.
Publication date is slated for August 2022.
Gratuitous violence of any kind is not acceptable.
Submissions should be sent to [email protected]

Via: Tyche Books.


August 31, 2021