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Taking Submissions: The Big Ones: Stories of an Alternate WWII

July 26

Deadline: July 26th, 2024
Payment: Royalties
Theme: Alternate histories of WWII that are also realistic to the time period

The Big Ones: Stories of an Alternate WWII
With Guest Editor Dr. James Young

The short story must involve some aspect of World War II. Think “What if Force Z had fighter escort?” to “Trinity ends with a ‘click’…then silence.” The only stipulation is the point of deviation has to be realistic to the technology of the time. If you’re giving the U.S.S. Nevada rail guns at Pearl Harbor, this is the wrong anthology for you.
Opens: 5/26/24
Closes: 7/26/24
Contracts: 8/10/24
Publication: 9/6/24

5,000 to 8,000 words. Length and genre are negotiable, as long as the story fits the concept, and is entertaining.   Any submission must be in Times New Roman, 12PT, double spaced, with your name, title of the story, and your email on it. Please name the file as [STORYTITLE]-[YOURLASTNAME]—[ANTHOLOGYTITLE] Send in a .docx format.  Please attach the file to your email, no links. Please see the submission guideline graphic on the Raconteur Press Facebook page.

Raconteur Press will hold the rights for one year after publication, after one year the rights will revert to the author, but we continue to pay you as long as the anthology is selling. Authors receive an equal percentage share of the proceeds from the anthology, along with the Press, our editors, and administration. Yes, you read that right. We don’t take 80% off the top and split the 20% left over between all the authors. We’re all in this together. This is why our anthologies are limited to ten stories.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE do NOT submit stories until the date the call opens. We don’t want to hang on to your piece for longer than necessary. You might find another market for it, or it decides to grow into a novel, or…..so go ahead and write it, but tuck it away, and revisit it before submitting.

Raconteur Press uses Pubshare (pubshare.com) to distribute payments and handle tax forms for anthology authors, so authors who contribute must have a free pubshare account.

IMPORTANT: when you set up your Pubshare account you MUST choose the method by which you want to receive your royalties. There are currently two choices: PayPal at the beginning of each month, or paper cheque each quarter. BE SURE that you have chosen a method of payment and input the required information. If you don’t Pubshare will hang on to your royalties until you choose and method of payment and input the required information.

Submit to: racpresssubmissions[at}gmail.com

(Questions about our publishing schedules can be addressed to Production[at]raconteurpress.com)

Via: Raconteur Press.


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