Third Flatiron wants sci-fi & fantasy shorts for anthology

Posted on May 9, 2017

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Third Flatiron Publishing
is based in Boulder, Colorado, and Ayr, Scotland. They are looking for submissions to their slipstream anthology title “Strange Beasties.” Slipstream is a kind of fantastic or non-realistic fiction that crosses conventional genre boundaries between science fiction, fantasy, and literary fiction.

Are you itching to invent your own odd literary devices or creatures? Invent your own fiendish creations. Creatures of the id don’t necessarily have to be monsters, but they do need to be strange. Ghostbusters and monster hunters are okay, too. Diversity is the key.

For each anthology, a few short humor pieces will be accepted. These can be written from a first-person perspective or can be mini-essays that tell people what they ought to do, how to do something better, or explain why something is like it is, humorously. A science fiction and/or fantasy theme is preferred.

“Strange Beasties” submissions will open on May 15.

Schedule
Reading Period:  May 15 – July 15
Writer Deadline:  July 15
Publication Date:  September 20

Length
Short story:  1,500 – 3,000 words
Humor:  600 words or less

Payment:  6 cents/word

Rights:  First publication rights to the story for six months after publication. All other rights will remain with the author.

Submissions:  By email only, with attachment in Word (using double spacing), RTF, or plain text.

Please read and follow Third Flatiron Publishing Submission Guidelines.

For more information:  Third Flatiron Anthologies

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