Ransom: Give Me What I Want And I’ll Go Away (Maybe)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 30, 2010 Midnight (EST)
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Suspenseful stories of intrigue, mystery, espionage, and of course-ransom. These stories can take place in any time period and don't have to be on this planet. Looking for creative insight, not traditional mystery and suspense- shake it up and make it new. We want stories that make us question everyone’s purpose, make us look at the darker side of the world, and wonder why. This is a collection of stories to be enjoyed by everyone, please keep excessive cussing and sex out unless integral to your character.
WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR:
Slash and hack, blood and gore for their own sake. Graphic rape, torture, child abuse, and animal torture have their place, but not here.
We prefer stories written in the third person—will consider first person if you knock our socks off.
Looking for short stories in the 3,500- 7,000 word range, but will consider stories from 1,500-10,000 words.
Payment is 1 contributor's copy upon publication.
Submissions will be accepted until September 30, 2010 Midnight (EST)
Tentative Release Date: November 2010
Email submissions to: email@example.com
Please put SUBMISSION, followed by the title of the story, and word count, in the subject line of your email. Follow standard manuscript formatting (without extra spaces between paragraphs, NO headers and footers, no hard returns or double spaces) and attach your submission in .rtf format. Submissions pasted in the body of email will be rejected, unread.
Questions about this anthology?
Email editor: firstname.lastname@example.org