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UPDATE: These are the anthology themes for the successfully completed Zombies Need Brains KICKSTARTER!

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PORTALS:  

In the blink of an eye, the familiar disappears as you step into the unknown. What new creatures will you meet? What strange planets will you explore? Will you find happiness, or doom? Open the pages of PORTALS, the newest anthology from the small press Zombies Need Brains, and you just might find out.

From wardrobes to monoliths, wormholes to fairy rings, there is a rich tradition of stories in both science fiction and fantasy that explore what happens when--by accident or design--characters are transported from one world to another. Join fourteen of today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors as they offer fresh takes on this classic theme. Whether a routine trip or unexpected journey, each tale will explore new worlds of adventure, mystery, humor, and horror, with stories for every taste and fancy.

Edited by S.C. Butler and Patricia Bray, PORTALS will contain approximately fourteen stories with an average length of 6,000 words each. It will include short stories by: Jacey Bedford, F. Brett Cox, James Enge, Esther Friesner, Gini Koch, Violette Malan, Jamie Lee Moyer, and Ian Tregillis. All other slots aside from the named authors will be filled by the open call for submissions following the successful completion of the Kickstarter.

 

TEMPORALLY DEACTIVATED

In our spam boxes today, we both received notices that our bank accounts required resolution, and the content of the spam contained the following sentence: "We have noticed that you need to resolve important security issues on your account to prevent temporal deactivation." Of course, our immediate thought was of a new anthology called TEMPORALLY DEACTIVATED!

For this follow-up to 2015’s TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER, we are looking for stories that take a person, object, event, or phenomenon and somehow, during the course of the plot, “temporally deactivate” it, whatever that may mean in the context of the story. “Temporal deactivation” should refer to something more than a simple death, malfunction, or termination, and instead should touch in some way on issues of time — its flow, distortion, dislocation, etc.

Edited by David B. Coe & Joshua Palmatier, it will contain approximately 14 stories with an average length of 6000 words each. It will include short stories by: C.S. Friedman, Faith Hunter, D.B. Jackson, Gini Koch, Stephen Leigh, Misty Massey, Jenna Rhodes, and Edmund R. Schubert. All other slots aside from the named authors will be filled by the open call for submissions following the successful completion of the Kickstarter.

 

ALTERNATE PEACE

All too often, alternate histories are based on a battle or assassination. We’re looking for stories where change grew out of more peaceful activities…science, business, and culture. Imagine a world in which the branch point from our own was caused by scientific endeavor, social change, natural forces, or other points of divergence which don’t rely on military activity or violence.

Edited by Steven H Silver & Joshua Palmatier, it will contain approximately 14 stories with an average length of 6000 words each. It will include short stories by: D.B. Jackson, Stephen Leigh, Ian R. MacLeod, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kari Sperring, Harry Turtledove, and Rick Wilber. All other slots aside from the named authors will be filled by the open call for submissions following the successful completion of the Kickstarter.

 

UPDATE: These are the anthology themes for the successfully completed Zombies Need Brains KICKSTARTER!

The OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS has started! To submit, check out the submission guidelines here:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES!

 


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