Echelon Press is seeking queries for a new Steampunk anthology to be published in February 2013. With the recent release of Her Majesty’s Mysterious Conveyance, we have had numerous requests for additional projects.
The 2013 anthology will be entitled Once Upon a Clockwork Tale, and feature four carefully selected stories that effectively retell a specific traditional fairy tale set into a solid Steampunk theme. This anthology will be published in both print and electronic formats.
Please send your queries, with a complete marketing strategy, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than midnight February 15, 2012. Four queries that indicate a strong understanding of the type of stories we are seeking will be acknowledged, a contract provided, and a full manuscript will be requested no later than March 15, 2012. The authors will have until June 15, 2012 to submit their completed stories for editing.
Given that these stories will be contracted before they are written, Echelon Press reserves the right to void any contract with an author it feels cannot fulfill the obligation of writing a complete story within the acceptable premise.
Authors should be aware that completed works will be required to be between 15,000 and 20,000 words. There is no additional flexibility in the word count. All works must be suitable for readers 13 and older. This anthology will be published under the Echelon line, but we always strive to reach young readers.
Please do not submit any graphically violent or sexual premises.
Queries should include the following information:
- City, State
- Web/Blog URL
- Twitter ID
- Facebook URL
- Original fairy tale title
- Proposed anthology title
- Proposed story outline (no more than 500 words)