Friday, September 5, 2008

Dead Science

Title: Dead Science
Editor: A.P. Fuchs
Publisher: Coscom Entertainment
Release Date: Late 2008/Early 2009

What we want:

Interesting stories about science gone bad that results in the undead. It could be a strange lab experiment gone awry or an industrial or technological accident at a facility of some kind. It could be a malfunction on an alien ship or simply some strange chemical concoction in a nerd’s basement. Whatever you want.

Your story only needs two things to qualify:

  • a unique scientific premise/goal or purpose
  • something goes wrong and the dead rise

    Stories are to range from 3,000 to 6,000 words (though we’re willing to go a bit over, within a couple hundred words).

    What rights do we want?

    First print and electronic rights to your story and exclusive rights for 1-year after publication. After that you can resell it.

    What we don’t want:

    No coarse language.

    No poetry.

    No reprints. New stories only, please.

    Multiple submissions are allowed, but only up to two at any one time.

    What we’re making:

    Dead Science will be published as a trade paperback and as an eBook.

    What you get:

    1 cent per word and a contributor’s copy. The paperback copy of the book will be sent to you upon or shortly after the book’s official release date. Payment is based on final word count from the final edited copy of the story, so once your story is ready for print, payment will be sent to you via Paypal.

    What to send:

    Please send your story in standard manuscript format:

    Courier 12pt, double-spaced, with any italicized words underlined. Also include your name and contact information on the first page as well as your name in the upper right corner of subsequent pages. Don’t forget to also number your pages.

    Please follow these guidelines to the letter. Submissions that don’t will be automatically rejected.

    Where to send it:

    Send all submissions via email to

    Please also use the same address for any questions not addressed here.

    When to send it by:

    Reading period starts right away and will end at the end of September, 2008. You will be notified by early October if your story is accepted, possibly sooner.

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