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Taking Submissions: You Are Here Tales of Cartographic Wonders
September 30, 2016
Deadline: September 30th, 2016
Payment: $15 USD
Due to a lack of interest in maps (who would have thought!), we’ve extended the deadline for submissions to our annual anthology AND we are opening up submissions to everyone. Please forward wide and far. If you have a story featuring a map or maps, please consider submitting it to our anthology. Reprints welcomed!
You Are Here
Tales of Cartographic Wonders
Maps, or graphical representations of spatial information, have shaped our world ever since people have put pen to paper, or stylus to a clay tablet, or chisel to stone. The focus of pirates searching for lost treasure or someone following a trail among the stars, maps in many guises have served humanity’s heroes and villains for a long time. What does the concept of maps inspire in you?
Authors are invited to submit a story with a map, or maps, playing a central or pivotal role. You are open to interpret ‘map’ however you see fit, but you can use the following definitions to rein in your imagination.
- A diagrammatic representation of an area of land or sea showing physical features, cities, roads, etc.,
- a picture or chart that shows the different parts of something,
- something that represents with a clarity suggestive of a map (i.e. map of the mind),
- the arrangement of genes on a chromosome (i.e. genetic map),
- star charts, or
- the correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set (as in mathematics).
Stories must include some elements of science fiction or fantasy, but can be of any sub-genre. In addition, if you would like to submit an accompany map with your story, that is fine. But keep in mind that we may not use it. The resulting anthology may include a limited number of graphical maps.
Stories should be between 3,000 and 9,000 words (flexible).
Deadline for all submissions: September 30th, 2016
To submit a story, email your story directly to nilaewhite (at) gmail (dot) com. Please double-space between paragraphs, single-space within. Also, do NOT tag your formatting. Simply use the italics, bold, centering commands of whatever program you use. Preferred file format is Google Document, Word DOC or DOCX, or RTF.
- Membership not required! Come one, come all.
- Your story must fall in the speculative fiction genre (including but not limited to Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, etc.)
- No fan-fiction
- 3,000 and 9,000 words (flexible)
RIGHTS & COMPENSATION
N. E. White (on behalf of SFFWorld.com) will ask for exclusive, worldwide digital and print rights for up to six months. Payment is a flat $15 USD (paid via PayPal), plus an e-book copy of the anthology.
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