Namaste Valley is situated in a beautiful mountain valley with steep peaks rising on all sides. There is only one pass in and out of the valley and that can be closed due to inclement weather several weeks a year. The area is open to spiritual individuals who follow the paths of his or her heart. Some of its citizens follow more established religious paths, while others choose to carve out personal beliefs. The one thing that everyone in Namaste Valley shares is tolerance and a belief in a better world. You’ll find technology here, though it works for the people, instead of the people working against them. Most are content with the basic necessities of life. It’s a simple place, yet one deep with meaning and heart. You’ll find individuals of all nationalities, sexual orientations, religions, races, and creeds here, all living in harmony with the earth and each other. Though not everyone believes in a “heaven”, those that do, say Namaste Valley is a bit of that right here on Earth.
What We Seek:Jupiter Gardens Press wants your fiction stories in all genres (though given the setting true crime or mystery might be difficult to sell) set in Namaste Valley. The time period is modern day and we’d prefer a spring setting. We encourage authors to explore the diversity that could be found in such a place as well as the ingenuity of humans learning to work with nature and the environment. Stories should be set directly in Namaste Valley.
Word Count: 5000-12,000 words
Payment: $25 from earned royalties and once the anthology sells enough to go to print, a copy of the anthology in print. Contributors are able to purchase additional copies in accordance with our regular contract.
Deadline: Essays must be received by August 15, 2008. Final decisions will be made by August 31, 2008.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please attach your essay in rich text (RTF) format in standard manuscript format (1″ margins, Times New Roman or other readable font, your name, address, and contact information in the upper left-hand corner). Please also include a cover letter (in the body of the email) with your essay that indicates your previous publishing history (if any, none is just fine) and any relevant information.
For further information about our other projects or regular lines, please visit our website at http://www.jupitergardenspress.com and read our full submission guidelines and FAQs. Thank you.