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Please find listed below details about our lines and their requirements

First Contact: a SF anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are CLOSED.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” ― Carl Sagan, Contact.

spaceIndie Authors Press is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, FIRST CONTACT has been filled.

We are seeking short stories written by established and upcoming writers from around the world with the theme of first contact with aliens. We are looking for stories that are original, fresh, turns tropes on their heads. No Invasion Earth type stuff.

Have fun with this and as always, the story is king! We are looking for stories that explore the range that this sub-genre allows.

We are open to suggestions for a cool name for the anthology.

WE WILL STRONGLY CONSIDER REPRINTS FOR FIRST CONTACT — indicate prior publication history.That is, stories that have previously been published by a paying market, NOT something self-published or placed on a free webzine. All submissions should:

  • Word Count: 2,000 to 9,000 words preferred, but flexible.
  • Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12.
  • Be typed in line with Standard Manuscript Format. Details can be found at www.shunn.net/format/story.html.
  • Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address). No multiple submissions
  • All stories must be saved as in .doc format and emailed to: scifi@salgado-reyes.com.
  • Your email subject header should read ANTHOLOGY/SURNAME/TITLE/WORD COUNT (include word count)

Contracts/Payments

  • Each contributor will need to sign a contract to be emailed to authors whose work is accepted. Initial contract length will be for exclusive print and electronic rights for one year.
  • Payment will be $10 for each story via PayPal after date of publication. Contributors must have a PayPal account. Contributors will also receive a free, electronic contributor’s copy of the anthology along with deep discount code for print copies good for one year.
  • We are not looking for stories that include excessive racism, abuse, or political and religious proselytising. We also will not be accepting any fan fiction.
  • Please submit only one story at a time – more than this and all stories will be rejected without consideration.

The anthology will be edited by Roy C. Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes. The editors have sole discretion regarding which submissions will be included in the anthology, their decision is final. Please do not resubmit a rejected submission as it will be rejected unseen without further consideration.

DEADLINE: CLOSED

The Chronos Chronicles: a SF anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are filled.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

“There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time.” – H.G. Wells, The Time Machine

“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.” – Professor Stephen Hawkings

Time Clock-minIndie Authors Press is proud to announce the upcoming anthology, THE CHRONOS CHRONICLES, a SF anthology for print and electronic publication.

We are seeking short stories written by established and upcoming writers from around the world with the theme of TIME TRAVEL. We are looking for stories that are original, fresh, turns tropes on their heads. No “what would happen if you went back in time to kill your grandfather” type of time-paradox.

Have fun with this and as always, the story is king! We are looking for stories that explore the range that this sub-genre allows.

WE WILL STRONGLY CONSIDER REPRINTS FOR THE CHRONOS CHRONICLES — indicate prior publication history.That is, stories that have previously been published by a paying market, NOT something self-published or placed on a free webzine. All submissions should:

  • Word Count: 2,000 to 9,000 words preferred, but flexible.
  • Be typed in Courier or Times New Roman 12.
  • Be typed in line with Standard Manuscript Format. Details can be found at www.shunn.net/format/story.html.
  • Include your full details (name/address/telephone number/email address). No multiple submissions
  • All stories must be saved as in .doc format and emailed to: scifi@salgado-reyes.com.
  • Your email subject header should read ANTHOLOGY/SURNAME/TITLE/WORD COUNT (include word count)

Contracts/Payments

  • Each contributor will need to sign a contract to be emailed to authors whose work is accepted. Initial contract length will be for exclusive print and electronic rights for one year.
  • Payment will be $10 for each story via PayPal after date of publication. Contributors must have a PayPal account. Contributors will also receive a free, electronic contributor’s copy of the anthology along with deep discount code for print copies good for one year.
  • We are not looking for stories that include excessive racism, abuse, or political and religious proselytising. We also will not be accepting any fan fiction.
  • Please submit only one story at a time – more than this and all stories will be rejected without consideration.

The anthology will be edited by Roy C. Booth and Jorge Salgado-Reyes. The editors have sole discretion regarding which submissions will be included in the anthology, their decision is final. Please do not resubmit a rejected submission as it will be rejected unseen without further consideration.

DEADLINE: CLOSED (Planning to publish in 2017)

Issues of Tomorrow: a SF anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are CLOSED.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

 

Speculative Science Fiction

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are open until filled.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Manonthemoon

Classic Sci-Fi | Hard Sci-Fi | Speculative Fiction

Indie Authors Press is now accepting submissions for speculative science fiction novels.  We are actively seeking talented writers who can tell an exciting, dramatic and futuristic story, and who are eager to promote their work and build their community of readers.

In general, we’re looking for “character oriented” stories, those in which the characters, rather than the science, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest. Serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but there’s always room for the humorous as well.  A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence, but that in science fiction the backdrop you work against is the size of the Universe. By this we mean science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. All that fits under the broader science fiction umbrella.

Bladerunner

Cyberpunk

We are looking for novels that are original and compelling.  Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented.  Remember it’s the writing that counts.

Our criteria:

  • Between 60,000 and  a maximum 120,000 words
  • A fresh premise that can be conveyed in a marketing hook of 2 – 3 sentences
  • Believable, three-dimensional characters
  • A gripping, suspenseful style
  • Credible world-building that can make even the strangest universes believable
  • Within the science-fiction genres, though borders often blur

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: scifi@salgado-reyes.com

Fantasy & Dark Fantasy

Fantasy & Dark Fantasy

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are open until filled.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Indie Authors Press is now accepting submissions for fantasy and dark fantasy novels. We are actively seeking talented writers who can tell an exciting, dramatic and fantastic story, and who are eager to promote their work and build their community of readers.

In general, we’re looking for “character oriented” stories, those in which the characters, rather than the setting, provide the main focus for the reader’s interest. Serious, thoughtful, yet accessible fiction will constitute the majority of our purchases, but there’s always room for the humorous as well. A good overview would be to consider that all fiction is written to examine or illuminate some aspect of human existence. Stories must be well-written. Language is important. The story is king!

We are looking for novels that are original and compelling. Authors can be previously unpublished or established, agented or un-agented. Remember it’s the writing that counts.

Our criteria:

  • Between 60,000 and a maximum 120,000 words
  • A fresh premise that can be conveyed in a marketing hook of 2 – 3 sentences
  • Believable, three-dimensional characters
  • A gripping, suspenseful style
  • Credible world-building that can make even the strangest universes believable

Submissions and inquiries should be sent to: fantasy@salgado-reyes.com

Altered States II: a cyberpunk anthology

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

Electronic Submission and Manuscript Format

Electronic Submission and Manuscript Format

We accept email submissions. We do NOT accept paper submissions.

NOTE: We we will not be accepting any previously self-published material.

Our online submissions form for fiction asks for your name, email address, cover letter, story title, and story. Your cover letter should contain the length of your story, your publishing history and any other relevant information (e.g., if you send us a story about a private investigator and you happen to be a private investigator, mention that). All stories and poems should be in standard manuscript format and can be submitted in either .RTF or .DOC format. For information about standard formatting, see William Shunn’s guide to Proper Manuscript Format. After you have submitted your work, an automated email confirmation will be sent to you. If you have not received this email within forty-eight hours, please notify us by email.

If you have not heard from us in three months, you can query us about the submission using the email form below. Thanks for your interest in Indie Authors Press and good luck!

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