Call for submissions: Third Flatiron Anthologies

Per the site: “Third Flatiron Publishing is based in Boulder, Colorado, and Ayr, Scotland. We are looking for submissions to our quarterly themed online anthologies. Our focus is on science fiction and fantasy and anthropological fiction. We want tightly plotted tales in out-of-the-ordinary scenarios. Please send us short stories that revolve around age-old questions and have something illuminating to tell us as human beings. Fantastical situations and creatures, exciting dialog, irony, mild horror, and wry humor are all welcome. Stories should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Inquire if longer.”

Accepted stories will be paid at the flat rate of 3 cents per word (U.S.); lead story, a flat rate of 6 cents per word (SFWA professional rate); SFWA members 6 cents per word.

Fall 2015: “Ain’t Superstitious” – Theme involving superstition, e.g., luck, prophecy, magic, rational and irrational thinking, Spinoza, dark times, black cats, Orpheus, the Flying Dutchman, Sleepy Hollow, Tam O’Shanter, astrology, witchcraft, etc.

Reading Period: May 1 – June 30, 2015 (Submissions are now open)
Writer Deadline: June 30, 2015
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

For more information, visit: http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/submissions

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