We are a print publication bringing together the best of catastrophic literature. This anthology is a tribute to Mary Shelley's novel, "The Last Man." Submissions to the Last Man Anthology will be accepted until filled. The anthology will be released August 30, 2010 in celebration of Mary Shelley's birthday.
Word count: 1500-8888 words.
All fiction should focus on the theme of catastrophic literature, and present interesting and innovative ideas that lend to the conception of being the last. Show us the last man, woman, robot, alien, planet, universe. The last person to do what. The last planet to do what. Show us the end of the world. What world is up to you to decide. The characters or world must show the last of something. Stories should be science fiction in nature, although genre-bending is acceptable. No alternate history.
Email submissions to LastManAnthology[@]aol.com. Attachments in doc. or docx. Subject header should read: Last Man Anth/title/word count. Please include a bio, any creative writing or college classes you've taken, if any. In a few sentences tell us what your favorite book is and why. Lastly, in a few sentences explain why science fiction is important to you.
Full time writer, author and editor Donna Sundblad, resides in NW Georgia with her husband. She wears many writing hats as a freelancer, author, and ghostwriter. Her interest in history led to the writing of her fantasy novel The Inheritance which was a 2012 Epic eBook award finalist. This allegorical fantasy challenges us to think about the traditions we practice as it follows the young Jejune on his quest for Truth through the Valley of Shadow.
Her interest in history has also led her to research the wedding traditions we so often practice and has found many of them steeped in superstition. Who knew the bridal veil originally was worn to hide the bride from evil spirits jealous of her happiness? She's currently writing a book on the subject.
For more information visit her website at theinkslinger.net/wp.