Wednesday, April 4, 2018

EDGE Publishing seeks novel-length speculative fiction and pays for short stories for anthology

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
P.O. Box 1714
Calgary, AB
T2P 2L7

EDGE is currently accepting submission for Tesseracts Twenty-two.  They want short speculative fiction on the theme of Alchemy and Artifacts for issue 22 or this venerable anthology. Canadians only. Pays $50 for stories up to 1,500 words, rising to a maximum of $150 for stories up to 5,000 words. 
Deadline: May 15, 2018. Guidelines here.

EDGE is also currently seeking high-quality novel-length science fiction and fantasy submissions of all types, from both new and established authors. “We are not interested in erotica, strictly religious fiction, short stories (other than submission for a specific anthology), dark/gruesome fantasy, or poetry. Manuscripts should be written in good taste and be aimed at a well-read, mature audience.
Novels should be between 75,000 and 100,000 words.
EDGE occasionally publishes YA speculative fiction; however, any YA submissions must meet all their usual guidelines. In particular, any YA manuscripts must be aimed at a well-read, mature audience, and be between 75,000 and 100,000 words.

They particularly like stories with:
·         depth and insight
·         great writing
·         original ideas
·         interesting characters who have believable behaviors, motives, and relationships
·         believable dialogue
·         strong plots
·         solid science or magic systems
·         unique settings
·         well designed, innovative alien life forms and environments, and
·         richly detailed and original cultures.

To submit, mail them your query and partial manuscript. But read their guidelines carefully first – here.

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