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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 facadeantho@gmail.com
Current Mood: excitedexcited

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From:time_shark
Date:July 20th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
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FANCY!
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From:jimhines
Date:July 20th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! Sounds like a fun project!
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From:dynamicsymmetry
Date:July 20th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Gender bending, eh? Sounds like a lot of fun. :D
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From:rainfletcher
Date:July 20th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Dude! You are mighty!

Ooh. Paul and Cassie Spangler...
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From:kynthia79
Date:July 20th, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Congrats to you!!!
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From:copperwise
Date:July 20th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
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GO YOU! This is awesome. I might even have something to submit. :D
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From:kathleenfoucart
Date:July 20th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
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Sounds great! And I was just contemplating short-story-ness... Might have to give it a shot! :)
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From:kaigou
Date:July 21st, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
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That's awesome -- not to mention the subject matter is excellent. The SFF world needs more of that, most definitely.
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From:mroctober
Date:July 21st, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
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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.
From:ex_kaz_maho
Date:July 21st, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
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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.

Cheers,
Karen
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:July 21st, 2009 01:37 am (UTC)
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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.
From:ex_kaz_maho
Date:July 21st, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the reply. :)
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From:talkstowolves
Date:July 21st, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
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Excellent! Good on you!
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From:therinth
Date:July 21st, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
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What a freaking cool prompt. *rubs hands together in thought*
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From:seawasp
Date:July 21st, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
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Congrabulations!
From:ebonhost
Date:July 22nd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Conga-rats. :)
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From:norilana
Date:July 23rd, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
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Very excited to have this project onboard! :-) Yaaay!
From:lapistablet
Date:July 26th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
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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!
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From:madwriter
Date:July 28th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
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*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.
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:July 28th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
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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. :>
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From:madwriter
Date:July 28th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:July 28th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
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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. :>

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