Last-Minute Sci-Fi Story

I’ve been wracking my brains for the last month, trying to think of some ideas for 2 anthologies that close tomorrow, but continually drawing a blank. I thought maybe a looming deadline might inspire me, but it appears not. However, I stumbled across another anthology closing tomorrow that actually did give me an idea, so I spent most of today researching and writing about Mars. I also somehow unintentionally ended up with a subtext about over-exploitation of dwindling resources. Hurrah for randomness!

This is another one where I started it wondering how on earth I’d ever find 1500 words to write and ended up wondering how I was ever going to fit the story into 3000 words.  That seems to happen a lot around here…



Fossil Lake Anthology Open for Submissions

An anthology of the aberrant
To be published in 2014 by Daverana Enterprises

What they’re looking for:

“Short fiction, poetry, or non-fiction written darkly! Send us the indescribable, the transgressive, the controversial, the surreal, the darkety-dark, the gothic-as-hell! Traditional horror, horror targets, and stuff that could have come right out of a horror writer’s nightmare, or a metal album! Send us your “nods” to the genre’s greats! Send us arachnid domiciles, apocalyptic weather systems, obfuscated oculars, ghostly periodicals, intentions of scandal-sheets, archives of nameless dreads! Bonus points for stories set in, mentioning, loosely tied to, or in some way involving a ‘Fossil Lake,’ however you choose to interpret it.”

Deadline: September 30, 2013
Word Limit: up to 5000
Compensation: comp copy, and 25% of proceeds to be distributed among contributors