Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cover Reveal!

                                             Cover by Gary McCluskey

This is the cover for the forthcoming anthology! Want your story in it? There's still time to submit it.

Call for Submissions for UnCONventional 
(a short story anthology)

We're looking for stories that take place at fantasy/sci-fi conventions or other gatherings in which the convention/conference itself is just the cover for something supernatural or fantastic. Imagine time travelers using a steampunk con to cover their attempt to open a portal to return to their own times, werewolves holding a beauty pageant at a dog show, or vampires holding a treaty summit at Dragon*Con. 

Suggested Length: 3,000-7,000 words. Up to 10,000 words is possible, but it will be a HARD sell. 

Due Date: July 1st, 2011 

Editors: Kate Kaynak and Trisha Wooldridge 

Submission Guidelines: Please email your submissions to us at: 
Put your story into the BODY of the email (no attachments, please!) and put "UnCONventional" in your subject line along with the title of your story. 

Legalese: We can only accept previously unpublished stories. Please do not used licensed characters or any trademarked or copyright-protected material without written permission in advance of submission (This is NOT the place for fanfic). Contributor compensation will include a $10 advance paid upon publication, a contributor copy of the paper version, a royalty percentage split between all contributors, and, of course, bragging rights. Stories should be appropriate for adult and teen readers (age 14 and up); please, no explicit sex or graphic violence!

Don't forget to enter the Spring Writing Contest. What's your awesome line?


Disgruntled Bear said...

This will be released in January, 2012, and we're planning to have a launch party at Arisia in Boston.

Cindy Thomas said...

This is super cool, Kate! I'm tempted to play around with something new for this just for fun. Love the cover!

Lisa Rogers said...

This is so cool

coley said...

It's awesome!!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

What an intriguing cover! And thank you for the links and info.

Disgruntled Bear said...

Gary did such an AMAZING job with the art. The back continues the design, and the entire piece is truly GAW-JUS!

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I love the cover for this! And I just visited the Spencer Hill site to discover you guys are publishing a new book by Daniel A. Cohen! This makes me very happy because I loved The Ancillary's Mark.

Spencer Hill is really taking off. I can't wait for all the new releases :)

Jennifer L. Armentrout said...

Awesome cover!!!

Deniz Bevan said...

Great cover! I wish I had an idea for this...