LocoThology: Tales of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Submissions Open: Now through April 30, 2013. Print PDF Version
Theme: This year’s anthology theme will be “Pirates”. Stories related to pirates in various settings of fantasy, science fiction, or a combination of both.
What we want: Historical pirates, modern-day pirates, space pirates, even the Pittsburgh Pirates, if that’s your fancy. Be the pirate, tell about the pirate, whatever you can come up with and have some fun at it. Remember however, that the story must be told either in the science-fiction or fantasy genre. Authors and illustrators of all ages are welcome to submit.
Submission stories must fall within the genres of fantasy, science fiction, or a combination of both. Word counts should range from 250 (short-shorts) and 10,000 words for stories.
Illustrations: Illustrators are also welcome to submit fantasy or science fiction themed artwork. The book trim size is 5.5” x 8.5”. Larger images will be resized to fit this parameter.
What we don’t want: Stories with excessive profanity, erotica, or hate fiction. Illustrations depicting explicit frontal nudity will not be accepted.
Payment: Payment will be made in the form of a check two months after publication. If preferred, payment may be made through a PayPal account. Authors of an accepted short story will be paid at the rate of 1¢ per word, up to a maximum of $25 US for stories, $5 US for poetry, and $10 for illustrations. Selected authors and illustrators will have the opportunity to purchase copies of LocoThology at a discount through Loconeal Publishing. These will be shipped prior to the advertised publication release date.
Rights: We purchase exclusive worldwide print and electronic rights. These rights exist from the point of contract to a period of two years from the date of publication. It is also understood and agreed that Loconeal Publishing may retain the right to archive the Work for reprinting use only in the anthology format. The author shall retain all other rights to the Work not specified here.
How to submit: We accept electronic submissions only. Send submissions to email@example.com . Make sure to put “ANTHOLOGY” and Title of your story in the subject line. A short author-supplied bio will be requested upon acceptance for publication in order to recognize contributions to the project.
Submission Format: Please include all contact information with your manuscript. Use Times New Roman 12pt font double spaced lines. Double space all section breaks along with marking them with three asterisks ***. Underline all italicized text. Send attached files in the following format: MS WORD (.doc) or RTF (.rtf). Please include a short 150 word or less blurb (written in third-person) describing your story. The blurb will be used for marketing purposes. While our editors will be reviewing submissions, the author who puts the extra effort into editing their work prior to submission stands a better chance. Send your submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Multiple Submissions: Only one story, or up to 3 poems per author will be considered. Illustrators/artists may submit up to two illustrations. All submissions must be submitted separately (one submission per email).
Simultaneous Submissions: Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but let us know that it is a simultaneous submission. If your story is accepted by another publisher please inform us immediately.
Response time: Due to the number of submissions we receive each year for LocoThology, we are not always able to respond personally to each submission. Responses are sent out ranging from 1-3 months from being received depending upon when it was submitted and the development of the anthology storyline. If you have not received a response by the close of submissions for the anthology, you may assume that your submission was not chosen for this year’s anthology. Any responses that are sent out will be done so in the form of a simple form-letter via e-mail.
Publication date: The planned publication date for LocoThology is for the autumn of 2013.