Announcing the First Absolute Write Speculative Fiction Short Story Anthology!

We’re looking for a few great (short) stories from AWers:

  • We really can’t include stories longer than 10,000 words
  • Stories should have strong SpecFic elements (science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, horror, paranormal, etc.)
  • Stories must be written within the last year
  • No reprints, please. We want to showcase fresh new material
  • We will pay 2Β’ per word for accepted stories. We ask for one-time rights to simultaneously produce an e-book version and a print version.

    You may submit your story (in standard manuscript format) in as an .rtf email attachment to:

    Submissions close September 1, 2011!

    Proposed date of publication of the anthology is January 2012.

    If you have questions, by all means ask. Send a PM with your question to the moderator of the genre SF/F forum (that’s Pthom, otherwise known as Peter).

    20 thoughts on “Announcing the First Absolute Write Speculative Fiction Short Story Anthology!”

    1. Hi.

      I was just wondering when the acceptances will be announced.

      not trying to be cheeky, just curious.

    2. Hi Britney – while thirteen is the limit for membership on the forums, since you read the blog, you’re most definitely a member of the wider Absolute Write community. If it’s okay with your parents and one of them will sign a contract on your behalf, you’re certainly welcome to submit to the anthology.

    3. I have been writer for years but never had the nerve to post any of my stories. (Anywhere.) But I am working up the spine to post a short-story on one of these websites. I was wondering how would I be submitting my stories onto the website? If possible can someone e-mail the answer to me? I have to work very strange hours.

      Thank you!

    4. Vanessa, I know this is a long shot, but did you attend high-school in CA…C.P. High School? If so, I was in a creative writing class with you. Mr. Malone was teaching…very cool teacher. Sorry I can’t give you input about submitting stories on AW. Do you want to submit for critique, or what?

      Anyway, pleased to meet you, so to speak.

    5. Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in IE, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, very good blog!

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