July 20th, 2009
|05:53 pm - Call for Submissions: Scheherezade's Facade|
Drum roll, please. After months of teasing and hinting, I can finally announce my Big News.
I'm going to be an editor!
I've been contracted by Norilana Books to put together an anthology of original fantasy fiction, with a projected release date of October 2010. The full title is Scheherazade's Facade: Fantastical Tales of Gender Bending, Cross-Dressing, and Transformation. Full guidelines may be found here.
The reading period begins November 1st, 2009 and ends February 28th, 2010. Spread the word.
Questions may be addressed to me here, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Current Mood: excited
Congrats! Sounds like a fun project!
Gender bending, eh? Sounds like a lot of fun. :D
Dude! You are mighty!
Ooh. Paul and Cassie Spangler...
GO YOU! This is awesome. I might even have something to submit. :D
Sounds great! And I was just contemplating short-story-ness... Might have to give it a shot! :)
|Date:||July 21st, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)|| |
That's awesome -- not to mention the subject matter is excellent. The SFF world needs more of that, most definitely.
Huh. Pretty cool. I once started a story about a transgendered spy in the Civil War. It was more... well, I hate to say steampunk but weird science is probably more apt... anyways. Shame it's not fantasy as I think you'd like it for the book.
Very cool! Congrats - sounds like a great project. :)
Quick question (and apologies if you have covered this; I read the anthology details, but it's almost 2am over here & I am almost asleep)... Is there any restriction on overseas submissions? 'Email submissions' bodes well, but just checking re. things like Brit spellings, etc.
I can't think of any reason not to consider overseas submissions. As the guidelines state, everything that can be handled by email will be. As far as Brit spellings, that shouldn't be a problem. I'll be sure to take that into account when reading those submissions.
What a freaking cool prompt. *rubs hands together in thought*
|Date:||July 21st, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)|| |
Very excited to have this project onboard! :-) Yaaay!
Adding you purely on the strength of coming across this antho via Duotrope's newsletter. I'm not ashamed to admit I nearly fell out of my chair with excitement when I read the blurb; this is so completely my area of interest it's not true, and I definitely have a submission in mind. Fantastic to see this subject getting into print, too!
*Looks around at his stories to see what is available*
They're not trunk stories, btw. :) I've just really let my submitting slide in the last year since working on the Shenandoah novels.
Nothing wrong with so-called trunk stories. I have a handful that I rewrite every few years, because I have enough faith in the core concept that eventually I know I'll become a strong enough writer to do it justice. One day it'll pay off. :>
Good point. Now that I think about it, after I got serious about trying to publish my stuff back in 2004, the first two stories I published were slightly rewworked trunk stories originally written in 1996.
One of the stories I still have out in the wild is one I've reworked a number of times. Mike Allen looked at it for Clockwork Phoenix 2 and made some very helpful suggestions, so I tackled it (hopefully) one last time.
Several others are still lurking in the back of my mind, waiting for the right opportunity or treatment. I mean, c'mon, sometimes it's not just about how good the story is, it's also about the time and the place and the editor and the mood and the need and the direction of the winds. :>