Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Get your outer space on! Intergalactic wars, space battles, alien cultures, and love (and lust) across the cosmos.

Samhain Publishing, Inc. announces an open call for submissions for a new, yet-to-be titled spring 2010 space opera anthology. They are looking for fast-paced, action-​adventure space opera romances. Don’t know what space opera is? Think Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica or my personal favorite, Firefly/​Serenity.​ For more information on Space Opera, you can check out the entry on wikipedia. http:​/​/​en.​wikipedia.​org/​wiki/​Space_​Opera

They are open to M/F, M/M, or multiples thereof, and any sexual heat level. The only rule is the story should be set mainly or entirely in space and the romance must end happily ever after or happy for now.

The anthology will include novellas from 25,000 to 30,000 words in length and will be released individually as ebooks in April 2010.

Submissions are open to all authors, published with Samhain or aspiring to be published with Samhain. All submissions must be new material—previo​usly published submissions will not be considered. Additionally, manuscripts previously submitted, whether individually or for past anthologies, will not be considered either. Please be aware that manuscripts submitted to this anthology cannot be resubmitted at a later date unless by invitation from an editor.

To submit a manuscript for consideration, please include:

The full manuscript (of 25,000 to 30,000 words) with a comprehensive 2-5 page synopsis. Please include a letter of introduction/​query letter. Full manuscripts are required for this as it’s a special project.

As well, when you send your manuscript, please be sure to use the naming convention SpaceOpera_​Title_​MS and SpaceOpera_​Title_​Synopsis.​ This will ensure that your submission doesn’t get missed in the many submissions we receive, and makes it easy for me to find in my ebook reader.

Submissions are open until August 10, 2009 and final decision will be made by August 31, 2009. Please send your submission to editor@​samhainpublishi​ng.​com and include Space Opera Anthology in the subject line. Questions can be addressed to Sasha Knight (​sasha@​samhainpublishi​ng.​com)​.​

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