An independent publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions announces an open call for its latest anthology. The company is now taking submissions for stories that combine two of popular culture’s most beloved characters in the appropriately title collection Pirates and Monsters.
“Fascinated,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief, “doesn’t begin to describe the way fans feel about pirates or monsters. These two character types not only appeal to a varied amount of people, but they’re also an interesting study to themselves. Similar on several levels in some ways, pirates and monsters stand on the outside of society and often are told to have done some fairly cruel stuff. But also there’s that tendency that we have to cast characters in certain lights, so both have qualities that play to the hero as well as the villain. This anthology gives authors a chance to explore a few facets of this and have a cutlass rattling, fang gnashing good time doing it!”
Pirates and Monsters can be set in any time period up to the modern era, but stories set in the 18th-19th Century will be given preference due to this being an appropriate era for pirates. Also, although there may be sea serpents and the like in the stories, the ‘monsters’ referred to in the title should run the gamut, from vampires to werewolves and beyond. Stories may focus on pirates fighting monsters and vice versa OR may be about monsters who are pirates.
Stories for Pirates and Monsters 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.
Pirates and Monsters is scheduled for publication in late 2015 by Pro Se Productions.
For more information on this title, contact Morgan McKay, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations, at email@example.com.
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