Monday, 30 March 2009

Pantechnicon #9 Out Now

... containing stories by two members of the group: 'This Place Sucks' by Steven Poore and 'The Amber Room' by Ian Sales.

At present, the stories are on the web site. A PDF copy of the issue should be made available soon.

Two Anthology Calls for Submission

Ahmed A Khan is looking for submissions to two sf anthologies, one of which is aimed at ten to twelve year olds.

Cheer Up, Universe: "For this anthology, I am seeking ORIGINAL speculative fiction stories (both SF and Fantasy) that make us feel good." Payment: one cent per word up to $15. Deadline: 30 June 2009.

Fun Times in Andromeda: "I am looking for speculative stories aimed at pre-teens. Target readers: precocious kids between the ages of 10-12. The anthology will be fully illustrated." Deadline: 30 June 2009.

See here for details on both anthologies.

Ahmed A Khan has previously co-edited A Mosque Among the Stars.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

alt.fiction 2009 cancelled

Alt.fiction, the science fiction, fantasy and horror writing convention based in Derby has apparently succumbed to the credit crunch. It should return in 2010.

Call for Submissions - Destination: Future anthology

Hadley Rille Books are looking for submissions for a new anthology, Destination: Future, to be edited by ZS Adani and Eric T Reynolds and published in 2010.

They want "science fiction stories, particularly Hard SF, Space Opera, Alien Worlds, Alien Encounter Beyond Earth, Exploration and Quest stories". Length 3,000 to 6,000 words. Payment 3 cents per word.

Submission period: 1 March 2009 to 30 June 2009.

Electronic submissions - attached. doc or .rtf - only to submissions.future[at]gmail[dot]com. Put DESTINATION FUTURE in the subject line.

More details here.