First Contact Annual Anthology

Submission Deadline: December 31st 2019

Genre: Science fiction | List of Subgenres

Compensation: $5 – $15 per accepted submission

I’m excited to announce that I am taking submissions for the first annual First Contact anthology. This anthology will seek to collect stories, poems, and other forms of work to discuss first contact with aliens. You will be writing for a young adult audience.

First contact with aliens can be a tricky process, there are barriers of language, culture, habitat, etc. Science fiction and the stories can can be told in its space offer opportunities to comment on and discuss hot button issues through the lens of science, space, aliens. With the political climate as it is, xenophobia is higher than ever.

This years’ theme is misunderstandings. What are some common, and uncommon misunderstandings that can arise from first contact with aliens? How do you resolve those misunderstandings?

I would like to put an emphasis on POC and/or LGBTQIA+ authors and POC and/or LGBTQIA+ human characters. But don’t let that stop you from submitting. Discussion of human sexuality in all its forms is also welcome but please keep it PG rated. 🙂

Types of work accepted and compensation:

Prose will be the focus of this anthology but other forms are welcome. You will be paid a flat fee once your work is accepted. You retain all rights to your work. Payments will be made over PayPal or Venmo.

Prose: Word count minimum of 3,000. Maximum of 5,000 words | $10 or $0.003 per word if significantly over 3000 words. (significantly over = 3,501) Please make sure your work is proofread for grammar, punctuation, and spelling before submission.

Poems: .25 cents per line.

Art: Any art submitted must be 300 dpi. It will be printed on a 6×9 page in black and white. So keep in mind color will be lost. | $10.

After you submit I will email you that I have received it. You will be emailed again once I have accepted or rejected your submission.

Please use the form below for general inquires and submissions. You may also submit links to GoogleDocs since the form may disrupt essential formatting.

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