Far Orbit: Apogee
[Not open until January 1, 2015]
Anthologist: Bascomb James
Our journey continues… World Weaver Press has agreed to publish a second volume of the Far Orbit science fiction adventure series. We are once again looking for modern space adventures crafted in the Grand Tradition. We are not looking for slavish imitations of past classics. Rather, we would like to receive stories that establish a new tradition in the much maligned Scifi adventure genera — smart, modern stories built around the classic traditions.
We are looking for adventure stories that are creative, readable, and memorable. We are also looking for midnight indulgences; exciting stories that transport you from the everyday grind and leave you wondrously satisfied. All adventure-based sci-fi genera are welcome but stay away from fantasy elements unless they are genetically engineered or cybernetic. Stories can begin on Earth but the major action should happen out there, beyond the edges of our blue marble. Dystopia (Mad Max) and fantasy-like adventures (John Carter of Mars) have to be very special to be included in this anthology. Please, no fan fiction.
Because adventure stories often take more space to develop, World Weaver Press is accepting stories up to 10,000 words in length.
Previously published stories are acceptable but we will not publish stories that have been previously anthologized.
Want to know more about the editor’s preferences? Check out the links at the bottom of this post or pick up a copy of the first volume of Far Orbit.
Rights and compensation: Payment: $0.01/word. All contributors will receive a paperback copy of the anthology. For previously unpublished works: Seeking first world rights in English and exclusive rights to publish in print and electronic format for twelve months after publication date after which publisher retains nonexclusive right to continue to publish for a fixed number of years. For reprints: Seeking non-exclusive right to publish in print and electronic formats for a fixed number of years. Previously unpublished stories preferred; reprints will be considered. No previously anthologized stories.
Open submission period: January 1 – March 31, 2015.
Length: Under 10,000 words
Submission method: Paste the story into the body of the e-mail message. Include the approximate word count. Subject line: Apogee – [Title]. Send submission to: farorbit [at] worldweaverpress [dot] com.
Simultaneous submissions = OK. Multiple submissions = No.
More information about what we want to see can be found at:
- Far Orbit – Speculative Space Adventures -- the first Far Orbit anthology! -- to see which stories made the cut in the previous edition.
- Guest Blog on Fantasy Café (Grand Tradition SciFi)
- Grand Tradition SciFi (published for the first edition but it applies to Far Orbit: Apogee)
- My intro for the Far Orbit Anthology
- Musings on NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Project and Sam Kepfield’s “Open for Business”
- Bear Essentials by Julie Frost
- Composition in Death Minor by K.G. Jewell
- Spaceman Barbecue by Peter Wood