Reality Skimming Press is looking for submissions to their first anthology in their hard science optimistic series. This first anthology is a Water Anthology, obviously based on the theme of water. The project coordinator is Ellen Michelle. The water anthology will be edited by scientist and author Nina Munteanu.
Stories must use real or realistic science based on the theme of water in the near future (50-100 years from 2017). Your story must be considered optimistic—this does not mean that bad things can’t happen in your story, but there has to be an optimistic twist and an optimistic ending (a happy ending or hope for a happy ending). For example, your main character can die at the end as long as their death brings hope for others. Any stories that are not deemed optimistic will not be considered.
How to submit:
Stories can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with Water Submission in the subject. Any emails without this subject heading will be ignored by the system.
- Stories must not exceed 5,000 words
- Stories must be accompanied by a short cover letter in the body of the submissions email explaining your past publications or other accreditation including any science education or background you may have. *Note that we do often publish first time authors, so having no previous publications is not detrimental to your submission.
- Submit your story as an attachment to the email in Word document format only (.doc or .docx).
- Authors must be Canadian, permanent residents of Canada, or otherwise have a Canadian connection. If you are not Canadian by birth please explain your Canadian connection in the cover letter.
- Authors may submit only one story to the anthology.
- Previously published stories are accepted as long as you have the rights to republish it.
- If you have submitted your story for consideration elsewhere, or plan to do so, please state that in your cover letter.
- Authors will be paid $30 for their stories if accepted into the anthology.
- Submission deadline is midnight July 22nd (extended for some groups).
Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books.