Writing Market News – February 7

Boothworld Industries Anthology

This is an interesting one. The Boothworld Industries Anthology is looking for stories with a shared premise of an evil corporation called Boothworld Industries participating in all manner of nefarious activities. Genre and setting are flexible, as it’s not a shared universe, just a shared premise. The one unifying idea is Boothworld Industries, but the implementation of that idea can change from story to story.

Deadline: July 1, 2014
Words: Any (1,500 – 7,500 recommended)
Pay: $20
Reprints: No

Boroughs of the Dead II

To be published by Myth Ink Books, Boroughs of the Dead follows on from the inaugural book in the series. Desired are horror and ghost stories set in New York City. Contemporary or historical are both acceptable for the setting, but the city must play a prominent part in shaping the story.

Deadline: February 28, 2014
Words: Under 3,500 (query up to 5,000)
Pay: $25
Reprints: Yes

Lock and Load: Both Barrels Vol. 3

Straying a little from the usual fare here, Both Barrels Vol. 3 will be an anthology of crime fiction published by One Eye Press. It’s nice to know up front that there are 25 openings for stories in this anthology. They are quite concise in what they are looking for:

“We’re looking for premium crime fiction from hard luck to whodoneits. We lean towards noir and the non-salvageable protagonist, but a good story is a good story.”

Deadline: May 11, 2014 (Do not submit before March 2)
Words: 1,500 – 4,500
Pay: $25
Reprints: Yes

Untitled Ares/Mars Anthology

Rounding out the lineup today as the non-paying market is a curious little collection being assembled by Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Intended to be a devotional anthology in honor of the gods Ares and Mars, the collection is looking for a wide range of material, including “prayers, rituals, hymns, essays, visual artwork, and short stories or plays.”

Deadline: August 1, 2014
Words: Unspecified
Pay: None
Reprints: Yes