REVOLUTIONS!It is time, once again, for me to don my editor’s hat! Over the next few months I’ll be teaming up with fellow writers Graeme Shimmin and Eric Steele to produce the Revolutions anthology, a collection of Manchester-themed speculative fiction short stories due for publication later this year. Submissions are open right now through to the 1st May (that’s this year, 2015, for you time travellers).

We are a paying market and we are looking for speculative short fiction — that’s science fiction, fantasy, horror, dystopian fiction, slipstream and so on — with a link to the Greater Manchester area. That’s a pretty wide remit. Feel free to mix it up. I’m really looking forward to seeing some of the more interesting interpretations.

Perhaps you have a Manchester zombie romp with a subtle twist? Or a beautifully-penned gothic fantasy set against a backdrop of those dark satanic mills? Or perhaps you have a whiz-bang sci-fi story set aboard the Federation spaceship, the USS Manchester? Mmm, actually, I’m not too sure about that last one . . .

It will have be unique. It will have to grab our attention from the very first line. And it’s probably a good idea to double-check the basics such as formatting and spleling. [sic]

Hah! I used [sic]! I’ve always wanted to do that in a blog post.

Anyway . . .

Check out the submission details on the following page:

Now get scribbling! You heard me. Get off here and go do the pen monkey thing!


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