Are you a short story writer and have been aching for a chance to have your work published in an anthology? Have you been sitting on that time-travel story, waiting for a market? Well, look no further!
No, yours truly is not publishing an anthology. I have enough on my plate at the moment (more on that later). However, one of my blogging friends, Mark Lee from The Masquerade Crew, is. Here is the prompt for the anthology:
In the spirit of H.G. Well’s “The Time Machine,” one character or a group of characters travel many years into the future. What do they find there? Are they able to come back home, or are they trapped? What has become of mankind? Is life better or worse? What’s the political climate? The real climate? (IOW mother nature) The choices are up to you.
The minimum word count for all short stories is 5,000 words and the maximum word count is 10,000 words. Since Mark is just getting into publishing, the anthology will only be available as an ebook, but the future holds endless possibilities.
One of the huge advantages of entering your story for consideration in this particular anthology is that Mark has always been, and likely always will be, an advocate for indie and self-published authors. That means, if your story is accepted, you will be included in the publishing process: editing, cover design, the works. Unlike in major publishing houses, your opinions will be heard and considered. It also means that you, not Mark, will retain the copyright of your story.
Okay, so you’re probably asking yourself: who’s going to do the editing? Will you have to hire an editor? This is where my involvement starts.
I’m going to be one of the editors of the anthology.
Yes, I’m finally expanding my repertoire beyond book reviewing, but don’t worry! I’m not about to give up The Mad Reviewer anytime soon; I’m having far too much fun for that. However, it does give me a chance to work closer with authors than I have before and get paid for doing what I love (as I obviously don’t make any money from my blog).
The best part is that the anthology is going to put more power into the hands of authors as well as indie publishers. So if you’re interested in submitting a short story for the anthology, or even just asking more questions, you can email Mark at msl_007atlivedotcom.