- Jul 24, 2008
Woodbridge Press Submission Call
Woodbridge Press has started work on the second book in the Explorations series, and wants to give the members of SFFChronicles a chance to be part of it again. Last time, four stories were selected from this group, but I am most likely only able to accept two in total this time, and I will also be posting the call into the Space Opera group on Facebook as well. They are also a great spot for finding talent, with many aspiring authors. So the competition will be fierce, and I expect everyone to rise to the challenge.
What we’re looking for:
Explorations main theme overall will be shared-universe collections. First Contact will be the same. The premise is this: A dead ship appears and when we investigate it, we find it is a semi-sentient exploration ship, searching to make first contact with other races. It shares the knowledge within its mind. Flash forward a couple decades and Earth now has made FTL ships, and they have locations of 14 races out there in the expanse of the universe. Each author will tell a tale of their crew making first contact with a race of aliens. There will be a prologue for the book and an end cap story to tie it all together. If you are interested in submitting, please let me know and once the prologue is officially done, I will send it to you.
Woodbridge Press will be paying an advance against royalties of $50US for each story and the authors will be then sharing 50% of the Net sales on the ebook and paperback
Format and Deadline:
Please submit using Standard manuscript (William Shunn : Manuscript Format : Short Story)
Story length: 5,000- 10,000 words
Deadline: I plan on releasing mid December, so I will be moving faster on this project than the previous one. Deadline for submissions will be September 15th, 2016. Expect to hear back by October 1st
Submissions must be from members with 100+ posts on sffchronicles.
Please PM or email me at email@example.com if you are interested and I will send prologue and other details as they are finalized.
For those of you who submitted last time and didn't make it, I hope you submit again, and if you did submit and made it, you are now Alumni and I plan on inviting you to future books.
The Line-up so far:
I'm really excited about this book and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with. Please, if you have any questions, you know where to find me.