The theme for the Summer 2016 anthology is “Hyperpowers,” featuring space opera and military science fiction stories. Space operas are dramatic, large-scale science fiction adventures focusing on character and plot action. We’re looking for page-turners, adventure stories that keep us on the edge of our seats. Mindless mayhem just doesn’t cut it. We want compelling science fiction tales that wake our emotions and stimulate our imagination.
With all of space and time to choose from, this is your chance to show off your world-building and storytelling chops. Show us the tech, the people, and the politics; weave them into rebellions, invasions, hostage rescues, fleet actions, cyber wars, and special ops. It’s all good. Please stay away from fantasy elements (wizards, magic, gods, etc.). Fan fiction is a definite no-no.
Third Flatiron is seeking original unpublished stories for this anthology. Base compensation is $0.03/word but you could receive more. See the submissions page for complete information on remuneration and rights sought.
Open submission period: January 15 – March 15, 2016.
Length: 1,500 to 3,000 words for theme stories; flash humor pieces should be around 600 words.
Submission method: See the submissions page for detailed submission instructions.
Simultaneous submissions = No. Multiple submissions = No.