Apex Publications will be publishing a follow-up to the Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Black Quill nominated anthology, Dark Faith. The book will be 80,000 words and pay five cents a word (up to four thousand words). It will debut late-summer 2012. We buy First World anthology print rights and digital rights (for three years).
Everyone believes in something and we want you to put those beliefs to the test. We’re looking for the story only you could write, something deeply personal and at the same time universal. We’re looking for smart, literate stories that don’t proselytize or stereotype. Stories that make you think, that comment on the human condition and the social order. Stories that are rich in their use of language.
However, as much as we love social commentary, don’t forget to entertain us. The best way to get a feel for what we’re looking for is to read Dark Faith.
Submissions will be accepted from 1/1/2012 until 1/31/2012. Unsolicited stories received outside this time frame will be deleted unread.
Please include a cover letter with your submission (even if we know you). Please send no more than one submission at a time. No reprints. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted as long as you tell us up front (and immediately withdraw the story if you sell it).
All submissions must be emailed as an RTF file to Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s how I described the first go around on John Scalzi’s Whatever:
Click here to find some of the reviews of first one.