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Fix the World
The world is broken. Fires, hurricanes, famine and disease haunt the land. We all need a little hope.
For this anthology, we’re looking for stories that depict a (near) future Earth that’s somehow better than this one, Show us a world post-climate change, where we made peace with the planet. Or a world where we moved past racism and into a broader understanding of the connectedness of all the races of humanity. How about one where gender no longer matters? Or where borders are no more.
We’re not looking for preachy. We want realistic depictions of the Earth that could be, even it it’s not perfect.
Whatever fix you choose does not have to be the main plot – in fact, it’s probably better if it isn’t. But it should be very clear in the story – how we got from here to there.
Length: Minimum 5,000, Maximum 15,000 words
Payment: Flat Fee:
- 5,000-8,000 – $75
- 8,000-12,000 – $100
- 12,000-15000: $125
Rights: 12 months exclusive print rights; additional 24 months non-exclusive. Sunsets at 36 months and all rights revert to author.
Due Date: Closes September 30th, 2020
Publication Date: Winter 2020-21
Please use standard manuscript formatting:
- 1 Inch Margins
- Font: Times New Roman 12 Point
- Double spaced
- Half inch indent at start of each paragraph (please do not use tabs for this)
Submit your story as a word file (.doc or .docx). Otherwise we’re not all that picky. No cover letter is needed.
Please include a short one paragraph summary in the email of what the “problem” is, and what your “fix” is.
Please, no simultaneous submissions. Send your submissions to email@example.com with the subject line:
Submission: Fix the World
If you have any questions, email us at the link above.