Publisher: Lethe Press
Payment: 1 cent per word, minimum 25.00 per story
Deadline: October 1, 2006
Story Length: 2,000-8,000 words. Shorter or longer works may be considered on a case-by-case basis; please query first.
Electronic: Email submissions are strongly encouraged as either .doc or .rtf files. Please send them to upstart.crow at gmail dot com. To ensure your submission is properly processed, be sure to put ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION and your LAST NAME in all caps in the email's subject line.
Standard formatting guidelines apply.
Snail mail: Though discouraged, discs (IBM format, please) and hard copies will be accepted at the following address:
c/o JoSelle Vanderhooft
PO Box 1921
Sandy, Utah 84091-1921
Please include an SASE if you want your manuscript returned.
Please, no multiple submissions. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are made aware of this and informed if another market accepts the story first.
What We Want: Speculative fiction featuring transgender characters prominently, as protagonists or antagonists. These can be retellings of myth and legends that feature transgender characters, retellings which put a transgender spin on old stories, or original myths and legends featuring transgender characters. These can be from any culture or time period, from Ancient Greece to the Urban Legends of 21st Century America. We want a diverse collection of stories featuring male to female and female to male transgenders, and forms of gender identification that fall outside these labels.
What We Don't Want: Pornography, pedophilia, gratuitous sex, violence, language and drug use that don't serve the plot, vampires, stories that haven't gone through a spell and grammar check.
Potentially Asked Questions:
Do I have to be transgendered to submit?: No, not at all! We encourage submissions from authors of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We're interested in a good story, not its author's personal life.
You said you don't want porn, does this mean I can't send you erotica?: We will gladly consider erotica. We only ask that the sex not be exploitive and exist for something other than to merely titillate the reader. In other words, we want good characters, an engaging story and beautiful language first, whether or not sex is part of this.
When will the anthology be released?: As of now, we are planning for an April 2007 release.
More questions? Feel free to email the editor at upstart.crow at gmail dot com
- JoSelle Vanderhooft, editor