The big news this week, on my side of things, is the release of Shadows of the Emerald City edited by yours truly. Additionally, we've announced NFP's second release, War of the Worlds: Frontlines, Edited by JW Schnarr. This is going to be a collection of stories inspired by the HG Wells novel and feature stories about conflict between aliens and humans. Here is a peak at the cover, another excellent piece of work by Gavro Krackovic.
I've already seen some excellent submissions to this latest installment of NFP. And don't forget, October 15th, we are officially open for business! Expect announcements on some of our upcoming projects in the days to come.
Work on Alice and Dorothy continues, albeit slowly, I have been extremely busy with last minute revisions to Shadows of the Emerald City and with trying to promote the new anthology. I did manage a couple thousand words tonight though, between when I slept through the Flames game, watched cooking shows with Monster, and posting here tonight.
Here are the WRITER'S GUIDELINES for War of the Worlds: Frontlines. Please feel free to copy them and paste them anywhere you think writers may be lurking:
War of the Worlds: Front Lines
Published by Northern Frights Publishing
Submission deadline: December 31, 2009
No one would have believed that in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water...
These words marked the beginning of H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel War of the Worlds...and marked the end of man's child-like belief that we are alone in the universe. Published in 1898, War of the Worlds has been heralded as one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written, and it cemented H.G. Wells' legacy as a founding father of the science fiction genre. A 1938 radio play by Orson Welles caused mass panic when it hit the airwaves, and frankly we haven't been able to trust aliens ever since.
For this anthology, what we would like to see are stories influenced by War of the Worlds and containing Aliens in some form against humanity. They don't have to be the tripod riding, octopus-style Martians from the original novel. In fact, we would prefer seeing what your imagination can come up with. And while the title of the anthology is War of the Worlds: Front Lines, we realize that wars between man and alien could be fought on many fronts, and in many ways. Feel free to send stories that span time, space, and genres.
Publication Date: Early 2010.
We're looking for stories up to 8,000 words. We'll consider longer prose, but it needs to be something extra special for us to consider it. Unpublished work is preferred, but please query if you have a previously published work you think will fit the theme of this anthology. We promise not to discriminate because your story has been around the block once or twice.
Payment is $0.01US (One Cent) per word up to $50.00, and one contributor copy, paid on publication through Paypal. NFP is looking for one time world wide rights to print your story within the context of the anthology, and all rights to the stories will remain with the authors.
Please send send all submissions in RTF format and titled: WAR OF THE WORLDS "Your Story Title - Your Name - Word Count". All stories should have contact info and word count in the top left hand side on the first page. No headers or footers please. Also no manual indents or double returns. Double spaced in a nice, readable font works perfect. Please include a little bio and introduce yourself when you send your story in, because we love to hear from you!
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com