A leading publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, Pro Se Productions announces today that the company has designated the month of May 2014 as ‘Pro Se Open Month’. The Pro Se Open is Pro Se’s list of anthologies that the company opens up for submission from authors. Each title remains ‘Open’ on the list until enough submissions are accepted to fill out the desired number of stories for each title.
“Anthologies,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief and Partner in the company, “are what make an independent press move. Not only do a variety of writers come into the Pro Se community because of these collections, but we also discover creators and often characters who are ready for their own spotlight as well in our digest novel or full sized (trade paperback) lines.”
Beginning May 1, Pro Se will announce a new open call for a different anthology every day of the month as a part of The Pro Se Open. These anthologies will cover a gamut of genres and will vary in size. Some will be calls for three stories to fill a digest anthology, others will call for six stories to fill a full sized anthology. The anthologies are scheduled to be published between May 2014 and June 2016 and most, if not all, will be published based on the acceptance and completion of stories by those who submit.
“It may seem,” says Hancock, “strange to do so many calls with such a wide margin for production, but there is a method to the mad genius at work here. We have learned in doing anthologies over the last few years that sometimes they come together like lightning in a bottle, but many times getting the right set of stories together and in at the same time is extremely difficult, what with the way real life likes to muck with everyone’s deadlines. So, it’s a bit of ‘okay, we’re going to give time where time may be needed’ going on. Also, Pro Se’s publishing calendar fills up so quickly- we’re already discussing closing submissions for 2016 before the end of this year- that we wanted to make sure we had slots built in for the sort of stories and collections we want to read and see in the hands of fans.”
There are provisions in place if any of the anthologies do not fill, yet stories are accepted and submitted, according to Hancock. All stories accepted and submitted to Pro Se will be used in some format if the anthology does not come to fruition due to any reason.
For more information on the Pro Se Open Month, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.