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Monday, June 2, 2008


Jim Baen's Universe

Looking for Sci-Fi and Fantasy with popular appeal. May submit via e-mail or via forum at website; forum at website recommended for writers not yet pro by SFWA standards. E-mail submissions should be *.rtf or *.doc files. One slot each issue reserved for non-pro writers. Pay differs between solicited and unsolicited stories.

Pay rate for Unsolicited Manuscripts: any length, pays 8-15 cents US.Pay rate for commissioned stories:• For the first 5000 words, we'll pay 25 cents a word. That comes to $1,250 • For the next 5000 words (i.e., from 5-10K), we'll pay 15 cents a word. That comes to $750, or a cumulative payment of $2000 for a story that was 10K words long. • For the next 10,000 words (i.e., from 10-20K), we'll pay 10 cents a word. That comes to $1000, or a cumulative payment of $3000 for a short novella that was 20K words long. • For the next 20,000 words (i.e., from 20-40K), we'll pay 8 cents a word. That comes to $1600, or a cumulative payment of $4600 for a short novel that was 40K long. • Anything longer than that, we'll pay 6 cents a word. Our rates are lower for stories that we buy from unsolicited manuscripts, whether submitted through the submission form or the Slush conference. They range from 8 to 15 cents a word depending on various factors.

Interfictions 2

The Interstitial Arts Foundation will be publishing a second volume of Interfictions. We invite submissions for an Anthology of Interstitial Fiction, to be published by Small Beer Press under the auspices of the Interstitial Arts Foundation in ??? of 2009.

What We’re Looking For: Interstitial Fiction is all about breaking rules, ignoring boundaries, cross-pollinating the fields of literature. It’s about working between, across, through, and at the edges and borders of literary genres, including fiction and non-fiction. It falls between the cracks of other movements, terms, and definitions. If you have a story idea that’s impossible to describe in a couple of sentences, it may be interstitial.We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that engage us and make us think about literature in new ways. Rather than defining “interstitial” for you, we’d like you to show us what genre-bending fiction looks like.

Our submission period will be from October 1, 2008 to December 2, 2008. Do Not Submit Before!


Samhain Cowboy Roundup

Put on Tim McGraw's "Real Good Man", close your eyes and picture aguy who wears jeans to work and who's real good with his hands, andlet your muse have her way. I'm looking for 3 novellas to fit intoSamhain's Cowboy Roundup Anthology. This anthology will consist ofthree novellas to be released individually as eBooks in June 2009 and combined into one print title in 2010.

I'm open to any romance genre but the stories must end with a HEA.

Submissions are open to all authors previously published with Samhain as well as authors aspiring to publish with Samhain. Submissions must be new material—previously published material will not be considered. Additionally, we will not consider manuscripts previously submitted whether individually or for past anthologies. Please be aware that manuscripts submitted to this anthology cannot be resubmitted at a later date unless by invitation from an editor.

To submit, please include the full manuscript of 24,000–30,000 wordswith a 2–5 page synopsis. Also include a letter of introduction/queryletter if you are an author not previously contracted with Samhain.

Submissions are open until December 1, 2008, and the final decision will be made by December 24, 2008. Submissions should be sent to Please put Cowboy Roundup Anthology Submission in the subject line. If you receive an auto response, your submission has been received. Anthologies are special projects exempt to the general closing of submissions.

I'm happy to answer questions about this anthology either on the Samhain Author loop, Samhain Café, or by private email at heidi at samhainpublishing dot com