Future Projects


 

The Nameless Songs of Zadok Allen
& Other Things that Should Not Be

What lurks in the deep? Who listens from the shadows? What sorts of abominable experiments are taking place at the mysterious ivy-covered university? We want your Lovecraftian tales.  
 
Submissions open until filled.

Phantom Thieves & Sagacious Scoundrels

Phantom (or Gentleman/Lady) thieves and lovable and clever rogues like Thomas Crown, Simon Templar, Arsène Lupin, Carmen Sandiego, Danny Ocean, Han Solo and The Stainless Steel Rat have long been characters we root for despite their nefarious deeds. We now want your spec-fic stories of this special class of criminal. Elusive and fantastic thieves and scoundrels of all genders and species who can be long gone before the victim even knows what happened. Show us what admirable trickery your scoundrels and robbers and smugglers have up their sleeves!  
 
Deadline: December 10, 2022

The Back Forty

In the 1860s, the Homestead Acts granted farmers a quarter section; a section was nominally 1 square mile containing 640 acres, a quarter section was 160 acres, and the quarter section was itself subdivided into four quarter-quarter sections of 40 acres each: two front forty and two back forty. It now refers to the most remote part of a farm, or even the most remote or inaccessible part of any place.  
In The Back Forty, we are looking for your stories that explore new, lawless frontiers, backwater towns, self-appointed sheriffs, lonesome explorers, bounty hunters, and other Wild West in Outer Space kinds of themes. We are sometimes flexible on themes, so if you have something you think might fit as an edge case, don’t hesitate to give us a holler. We’ll usually have a look at most anything.  
 
Submissions open until filled.