Monday, May 5, 2014

Submission Guidelines

Walrus Publishing, an independent press from St. Louis, Missouri, is now accepting submissions for our sci/fi anthology, Building Red-The Colonization of Mars. If you wish to be considered for this anthology, your story must be written with this prompt in mind:

"The year is 2050. Technology has finally progressed to the point humankind can begin colonization of Mars. Governments, corporations, and rich individuals are all sponsoring groups to tackle the task of surviving and thriving in a harsh and foreign atmosphere. It's a test of creativity, intelligence, and social skills; of genetic engineering, terraforming, and resources. The winners earn the right to incorporate their little corner of Mars as their own. It's a fool's adventure. It's an impossible dream. It's a risk that may cost everything, including lives. But adventures and dreams and risks are where stories begin."

Submissions should be your original, unpublished story approximately 1,000-6,000 words long. No gratuitous violence or erotica, please. Document should be typed in a .doc, .docx, or .txt format. You can also share it with us using Google Drive. Standard 1” margins, Times New Roman or equivalent font, double spaced, and all pages should have the title and the page number in the heading. 

Submissions should be e-mailed as an attachment to or shared via Google Drive with by November 1, 2014. In the body of the e-mail, include your name, contact information including phone number, and short (100 word) bio. Send only one piece to be considered at a time. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please alert us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere.

Any submission not conforming to these specifications will not be accepted.

Contributing authors will receive $25, five copies of the finished anthology, and receive a 50% discount on purchasing the finished anthology scheduled for release Spring of 2015.

Please allow three months response time. You will notified whether your piece has been accepted or whether we feel it isn’t a good fit for this anthology. 

We're looking forward to Building Red with you!