--- Submissions Guidelines ---
Ruins Metropolis.  What thoughts does this cover art and those two words inspire?  
This anthology will be the third in a series of RUINS anthologies from Hadley Rille
Submissions closed.

We are looking for (very important):  A story based on this cover art, with the
woman in the image as the protagonist.
 The story must deal with ruins, particularly
those in which this person is standing.  Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance,
Mainstream are fine as long as they fit within this simple guideline.  (Query first if
you're not sure if your story fits within the guideline.  Email address below.)

Electronic submissions only:  Send as an attachment to an email message
(address below).  Microsoft Word .doc file is preferred, or .rtf file is okay (nearly all
word processors will allow you to save in rtf format).  Please virus scan your
document before sending.  Generally, the standard format calls for you to include a
heading at the top of each page with your name, story title, page number, etc.  Other
than that, we prefer that you keep your document as simple as possible.  Don’t  
double-space and please don’t do any fancy formatting such as right-justifying, etc.--
leave that to us.  Also, please don't hit Enter (or Return) at the end of each line.  Let
your word processor wrap the text.

No simultaneous or multiple submissions.

Query first
before submitting reprints.

Submission dates:  Closed.

Length: 2000 to 6000 words preferred, but will consider 1000 to 7000.

Payment:  Upon publication or before.  We offer payment in the $25 to $30 range
plus royalties and one copy of the book.  We will purchase First English Language
Anthology Rights.

Other Important items:  Stories will be judged based on merit.  You do not have to
have been published for your story to be accepted, but we strongly recommend that
you have the story critiqued or workshopped and please send good, tight, clean

No horror, graphic violence, gratuitous sex, military fiction, or comedy.

No media tie-ins such as Star Trek (R), etc. (only the studios can authorize those).

We’re not looking for anything beyond mild language unless absolutely crucial to the
plot.  The reason for this is because although this will be marketed to an adult
audience we would like to market to young adults as well.  One of our missions at
Hadley Rille Books is to interest younger readers in these genres.

Where to send your submission:

Email to: subs [at] hadleyrillebooks [dot] com
(You know, substitute an @ for [at] and a . for [dot])


Response time:  Up to two months.

Target publish date: Late 2007/Early 2008
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