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ALTERED STATES Cyberpunk/Sci-Fi Anthology Submissions Guidelines

Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 591
Call For Submissions

ALTERED STATES: a cyberpunk/sci-fi anthology edited by Roy C. Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes

Indie Authors Press (Croydon, UK/Algarobbo, Chile) is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, ALTERED STATES: a cyberpunk/sci-fi anthology (Vol. I.) for print and electronic publication.

Indie Authors Press is seeking short stories written by established and upcoming writers from around the world with a Cyberpunk or Sci-Fi theme. We are looking for stories that explore the range that these genres allow.

WIKI :- [Cyberpunk is a postmodern science fiction genre noted for its focus on "high tech and low life." It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

Cyberpunk plots often centre on a conflict among hackers, artificial intelligences, and mega corporations, and tend to be set in a near-future Earth. The settings are usually post-industrial dystopias but tend to be marked by extraordinary cultural ferment and the use of technology in ways never anticipated by its creators ("the street finds its own uses for things"). Much of the genre's atmosphere echoes film noir, and written works in the genre often use techniques from detective fiction.]
We are also looking for submissions for cover art. WE ARE LOOKING ONLY FOR REPRINTS FOR VOL 1. That is, stories that have previously been published.
All submissions should:

Word Count: 2,000 to 10,000 words preferred, but flexible.
Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12
Be typed in line with Standard Manuscript Format. Details can be found at www.shunn.net/format/story.html
Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address). Multiple submissions up to a maximum of two stories per author can be submitted.
All stories must be saved as in .doc format and emailed to;
cyberpunk@salgado-reyes.com.
Your email subject header should read SURNAME/TITLE/WORD COUNT (include word count)

Contracts/Payments
Each contributor will need to sign a contract to be emailed to authors whose work is accepted. Initial contract length will be for exclusive print and electronic rights for one year.
Payment will be $10 for each story via PayPal after date of publication. Contributors must have a PayPal account. Contributors will also receive a free, electronic contributor’s copy of the anthology along with deep discount code for print copies good for one year.

We are not looking for stories that include excessive racism, abuse, or political and religious proselytizing. We also will not be accepting any fan fiction.

Please submit only one story at a time. Any more than this and all stories will be rejected without consideration.

Please submit only reprints -- indicate prior publication history.

The anthology will be edited by Roy C. Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes. The editors have sole discretion regarding which submissions will be included in the anthology, their decision is final. Please do not resubmit a rejected submission as it will be rejected unseen without further consideration.

DEADLINE: Until filled.

Update: Paul Levinson has already contributed a story for the anthology.
Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 597
And we're presently at 10,000+ words and counting.
Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 603
German artist Oliver Wetter will be providing the artwork for our cover.

Fantasio

Joel A.
user 2675455
Minneapolis, MN
Post #: 223
He does nice work!
Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 604
A-yep. smile
Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 705
We're less than 10,000 words away from filling the anthology.

Stories accepted so far --

Annabelle's Children by Gregory Wolos
Attention Whore by Kerry Lipp
Better Than Everything by Malon Edwards
Cotner's Bot by D.L. Young
Ex Machina by Cynthia Ward
Extra Credit by Paul Levinson
Extremum by R. Thomas Riley & Roy C Booth
Last Human by Jorge Salgado-Reyes
Mech by CJ Cherryh
Meerga by John Shirley
Midnight Pearls Blue by William F. Wu
The Electrified Ants by Jetse de Vries
The Walk by Druscilla Morgan
The Singularity by Tom Borthwick
Unholy Grail by Frank Roger
Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 707
Submissions are now closed, final ToC to be announced. Huge thanks to all who submitted!
Roy C. B.
user 3023314
Bemidji, MN
Post #: 717
And now the official ToC for ALTERED STATES (exact order subject to change):

Introduction by Paul Levinson
Annabelle's Children by Gregory Wolos
Attention Whore by Kerry Lipp
Better Than Everything by Malon Edwards
Cotner's Bot by D.L. Young
Ex Machina by Cynthia Ward
Extra Credit by Paul Levinson
Extremum by R. Thomas Riley & Roy C. Booth
Island by Terry Faust
Last Human by Jorge Salgado-Reyes
Mech by Cj Cherryh
Meerga by John Shirley
Midnight Pearls Blue by William F. Wu
To Sleep, perchance by Mark Terence Chapman
The Electrified Ants by Jetse de Vries
The Walk by Druscilla Morgan
The Singularity by Tom Borthwick
Unholy Grail by Frank Roger
Afterword

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