New anthology! Call for submissions (July)

Submissions will soon open for the next FableCroft anthology, tentatively titled One Small Step: an anthology of discoveries

FableCroft Publishing is seeking speculative fiction stories on the theme “One Small Step”. You know the quote and where it comes from. The stories must in some way address the idea of discoveries, new beginnings, or literal or figurative “small steps”. The rest is limited only by your imagination.

Stories should be between 2,000 and 12,000 words. Please query the editor before sending stories outside those limits.

We are seeking original stories only – no reprints.

No simultaneous submissions please.

For multiple submissions, please query first.

Submissions open: July 1, 2012

Submissions close: September 30, 2012

Anticipated publication date: April 2013

Electronic submissions only. Please send story as an rtf or doc attachment to fablecroft [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line: SUBMISSION: Title of Story

Please be cautious to only submit final, proofread copy – ensure you have checked all your edits and removed all track changes in your document.

The editor will respond with a submission received email within 48 hours, but story selection may not occur until up to one month after the deadline. This anthology is open to Australian contributors only.

Payment will be AUD$75.00 and one contributor copy of the print book. Further royalties will apply for e-book revenue.

Submission Guidelines:

E-mail to fablecroft [at] gmail [dot] com as an attached RTF. We do not accept submissions via snail mail.

  • Please use a fixed width font (ie Courier New) Size 12, with margins of at least 2cm.
  • Indent the first line of each paragraphs by 0.5 (approx 1cm – do not use tabs), double-space lines, and indicate section breaks with a centered “#”.
  • Include name, address, phone number, email etc at the top of the document.

6 thoughts on “New anthology! Call for submissions (July)

  1. Not sure how to go about this. How/where? Send as an attachment? Too many convoluted rules will turn people off.

    1. Is there a particular aspect that is confusing? The guidelines are pretty similar to the last call for stories which received 200 submissions, but if you would like to suggest clarifications, I’m interested to hear them.

  2. I have a few questions:
    What royalty rate are you planning for the ebook release? (Ballpark is fine, eg “X% divided equally between contributors; we expect to have between Y and Z contributors and a list price of $A”.)

    What are the terms for royalty payments? (frequency / payment periods, minimum thresholds, etc)?

    Through which vendors (if any) are you planning to sell the ebook?

    What rights are you licensing for each story, and what are your licensing terms?

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Thanks for your interest Sofie. This information will be provided to successful authors as part of the contracts they are offered. Much of it I am unable to answer until the book contents are finalised, which will not be until much later in the year.

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