One prize of $30 is given annually for a speculative fiction novel published during the previous year (calendar year 2017) by a female/trans woman/queer author with an emerging career (first published after 2012). Authors and publishers may submit three copies of the work to:
c/o Kate Kaynak
PO Box 247
Contoocook, NH 03229
Please include a cover letter with the following information:
Title of Work
Date of Publication
Contact information, including email, snailmail, phone number, and name of contact (if other than author)
Submissions opening and closing deadline: March 1 - August 1, 2018
No entry fee
Winner will be announced at Arisia in January 2019!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Washington (DC) Science Fiction Association (WSFA) is pleased to announce that the submission period for the 2017WSFA Small Press Award is now open and will close on April 8, 2018.
The WSFA Small Press Award honors the efforts of small press publishers in providing a critical venue for short fiction in the area of speculative fiction. The award showcases the best original short fiction published by small presses in the previous year (2017). An unusual feature of the selection process is that all voting is done with the identity of the author (and publisher) hidden so that the final choice is based solely on the quality of the story.
The winner is chosen by the members of the Washington Science Fiction Association and presented at their annual convention, Capclave, held in the Fall.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
See our webpage http://wsfasmallpressaward.org/The_Rules.php for details.
WSFA Small Press Award Committee
Award Sponsored by Washington Science Fiction Association and
Capclave -- Where Reading is not Extinct
Samantha Bryant is proud to announce the release of the latest Menopausal Superheroes short story. "Flygirl's Second Chance" features Jessica "Flygirl" Roark, the youngest of the menopausal superheroes on the eve of her wedding.
Explore the unlimited nature of love and its many incarnations in the Love Unlimited Anthology, featuring eleven stories that cross generations, cultural backgrounds, and borders. Love Unlimited will warm your heart, tickle your funny bone, and envelop you in the wonderful and complex human emotion the world calls “Love.”
The anthology is free to digital readers, and available in paperback as well. https://books2read.com/loveunlimited
Anthologist: Wonderbox Publishing (http://wonderboxpublishing.com)
Open for Submissions: June 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
Expected Publication: May 2018
Story Length: up to 6,000 words
Payment: currently funding on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/2sBeWbG) for minimum £0.01/word + contributor copy
Normal Deviation is seeking “Third Option” short stories based on the attached image, up to 6000 words (deadline: 31 Aug 2017). “Third Option” is our shorthand for digging a little deeper into that writerly creativity bucket: we’d like everyone to cast aside (at least) the first two ideas that come to you, and instead focus on the third (or fourth or fifth…) idea to develop. The goal here is to avoid the obvious, to generate fresh ideas, to get at deviation.
We want stories in any genre, from any perspective, any time period and setting. As long as the story is good, and based somehow on this image, we want to read it!
We’ve launched a Kickstarter to fund the anthology, as we think all authors deserve payment (starting at least at a penny per word). Support us, support authors, and please submit and become one of our authors!
Full details and author guidelines are on our website at http://normaldeviation.wonderboxpublishing.com. Subscribe to updates from our weekly blog, get a feel for what we’re like and what we like, and join us in this bizarre story adventure!
There's a new volume of the Menopausal Superheroes series by Samantha Bryant. Friend or Foe and Other Stories (Menopausal Superheroes 2.5) is a collection of short stories taking place in the same universe, but outside the scope of the novels.
Peer into the past to discover how Cindy Liu became a mad scientist. Follow the bus at the end of Book 1: Going Through the Change. Find out how Patricia “Lizard Woman” O’Neill spent her Christmas holidays. Flash forward for a hint of where the series may yet lead.
The first novel in the series won a Legendary Women Jacquis Award for feminist fiction. Come read the only superhero fiction out there that would fail a reverse Bechdel Test.