PUBLISHING COMPANY OPENS CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS, ASKS WRITERS TO EXPLORE FIRSTS AND LASTS IN ‘ORIGINS & ENDINGS’
Pro Se Productions, a cutting edge Publisher of Genre Fiction, announces an open call for submissions to a uniquely themed anthology-ORIGINS & ENDINGS.
We all love,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of and Partner in Pro Se Productions, “origin and death stories. It’s true. As much as fans may say they don’t, everyone likes to know where their heroes and villains start and definitely whatever end they may come to. It’s the perfect theme for an anthology. Whether it be a hard boiled PI, a weathered cowboy, or a god in spandex, whatever type of character you can imagine, they all have first and last stories. And fans love them for all sorts of reasons. Discovery, emotion, purpose, resolution, revelation, and more. ORIGINS & ENDINGS is designed for just that purpose-to give readers the first adventures of some characters and the last hurrah of others.”
ORIGINS & ENDINGS will contain an equal number of first stories and last stories. The tales must be ‘Pulp’, in that they should be well paced plot driven tales with larger than life characters. Stories must either be the first adventure of the character or the final story of the character the author chooses to use. Characters can either be original and introduced in this anthology or they can be the proposing author’s existing characters already published elsewhere. If using an already established character, the story written for this volume MUST BE original to this work, no reprints or shallow rewrites of already existing stories allowed. Also, the stories in this volume will not be flashbacks, but the actual first or last escapades of the character involved.
Stories for ORIGINS & ENDINGS must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors not previously published by Pro Se Productions must submit a writing sample of at least two pages with their proposals. Authors whose proposals are accepted must submit the first four pages of their accepted stories as quickly as possible for review by Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals.
ORIGINS & ENDINGS is scheduled for publication in mid to late 2015 by Pro Se Productions.
For more information on this title, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at email@example.com.
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