Following the success of REVOLUTIONS, the speculative fiction anthology produced by the Manchester Speculative Fiction Group, we have decided to produce a sequel, titled (you guessed it) REVOLUTIONS 2!
We want your sci-fi, horror and fantasy stories! Payment rates have also gone up, so see the guidelines below and get submitting!
Call for Submissions:
The theme will be the same as for the first anthology, which is that all stories must be speculative fiction and be linked to Manchester, England in some way.
REVOLUTIONS 2 will be available in e-book and print formats later this year.
Submissions are open to anyone who is aged over 18 from anywhere in the world.
The last date we will accept submissions is: 31st December 2016
Please read ALL of the guidelines BEFORE you submit.
What We Want
Stories must contain speculative fiction elements. This includes: science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, urban/contemporary fantasy, and dark fantasy.
Stories must be between 1,500 and 6,000 words in length.
All stories must be associated with Manchester or the Greater Manchester area in some meaningful way. For example, a story set aboard an orbiting space station that just happens to be called Manchester in the Alpha Proxima star system will probably be rejected. Having said that, we are flexible on this. The editors all have different tastes in fiction. If in doubt, submit!
Be creative. We want stories that are fresh, smart, entertaining, and emotionally satisfying. We want stories that surprise us, horrify us or offer us a glimpse of something we never imagined. You can be ultra-realistic or far removed from reality. The only thing is that your story must be set in Manchester or its suburbs.
You can find out about Manchester right here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester
Stories should be attached to an email and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the subject line of your email write: “Submission [STORY TITLE] – [YOUR NAME]”
Stories should be in Times New Roman or Courier font, 12 point, double spaced. The following file formats are acceptable: rtf, .doc, .docx
Submissions must be in English.
What We Don’t Want
We do NOT want novels, pictures books, illustrations, non-fiction articles or photographs. We only publish short fiction.
We will NOT publish anything that depicts child abuse or bestiality.
NO multiple submissions. This means you can submit only one story until you receive a decision from us. You may then submit another story and so on.
For a taste of the kind of things we like, it would certainly be an advantage to read the first REVOLUTIONS anthology, available here: http://amzn.to/2aPakpq
Feel free to ask any questions to our self-aware Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revolutionsanthology
Did we mention it has to have some connection to Manchester?
What We Give You:
REVOLUTIONS 2 is a paying market.
We pay each author that we publish a single payment of £15 Sterling.
What We Ask For:
First Print and Electronic Publishing Rights, exclusive for 12 months. After that, you are free to publish your material elsewhere.
Bear in mind that most publications will not publish pieces that have been published in print, eBooks, or on the web, so for all intents and purposes after your work is published by us it can only be marketed as a reprint, which severely limits the number of markets that will accept it, and drastically reduces the pay rate it can receive. It is up to you to decide if publishing your work in print and eBook formats and on the web, giving up your First Publishing Right for the above token payment, is really what you want to do.
We also reserve the right to place short (1 page or less) excerpts of stories online indefinitely for advertising purposes.
Tentative publication date early 2017.
We look forward to reading your work!