Call for Submissions for Time in a Bottle anthology:
Time must figure prominently in each story. For example, the story could be about time travel. Or it might concern a wizard who uses spells that affect time in some way. It might be about people or things that have been displaced to a time other than their own. The story could even be about someone who’s time is running out, perhaps from a deadly disease or poison.
Stories that explore parallel events in time, the nature of time or in some other way are centered around time will all fit in this anthology.
Along with TIME as the central focus of the story, it must also fit in one of the following genres:
Hard Science Fiction
Soft Science Fiction
The above genres can be mixed with each other if desired but stories that fall outside of these will not be considered. For example, a story that is Space Western/Fantasy would be perfectly fine but a story that was Horror would not. The only exception would be minor elements. A fantasy could have some horror elements as long as they weren’t so heavy as to turn the story into a Horror or Horror/Fantasy mix.
If you have questions whether your story idea qualifies, feel free to email and ask.
Stories may be set in any time period from prehistory to the far future.
Word count must be between 3000 and 6500. Stories that are too short or too long will be sent back to the author to revise and resubmit.
Submissions open on Nov. 1, 2008 and close on May 1, 2009. Submissions received before Nov. 1, or after May 1, will not be considered.
Send submissions as an attached .doc or .rtf file to:
Submissions in other formats, or pasted into the body of the email, will be returned to the author with a request to resubmit in the correct format.
Those authors whose work is accepted will be offered the standard CWP anthology contract. Those terms are:
10 dollar flat fee to acquire the right to publish, and 1 free copy of the book. 5 year, non-exclusive contract for print format, paperback.
In addition, all contributors will have the right to buy as many copies as they would like for the base cost of printing and shipping, then keep the profit from any copies they personally sell.