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 Books. 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 prose.
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])
VERY IMPORTANT: In the subject line put: RUINS METROPOLIS SUB