FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOOD AND BAD SIDE BY SIDE-OPEN SUBMISSIONS CALL FOR ‘TWO ALONE: THE WEST’ ANTHOLOGY
Known for cutting edge concepts, Pro Se Productions opens submissions for the first anthology in a proposed new line of collections. Proposals are now being accepted for TWO ALONE: THE WEST.
“History,” says Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “is full of the type of people that make great characters in stories. Heroes, villains, and more often than not those types that are shades of both and not quite either. In no era was this more true than in the heyday of the American West. The concept behind TWO ALONE as a line of anthologies is taking a list of characters from a particular time in history, that list consisting of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ guys, as they’ve been portrayed over time, and pairing up two of them in an adventure, in a story together. Our intent with this line is to have authors take historical figures that likely never met in real life and team them up…or set them against each other, but have them function in some capacity together in a story. Pro Se will provide the list of available characters for each volume, but the authors will be required to do their own research and allowed to set up the story in almost any way they wish. And, as I said before, no time in history is more ripe for this sort of thing than the Wild West, so we are excited to start there in our first volume.”
Stories for TWO ALONE: THE WEST must be 8-10 thousands words in length. A 1-3 paragraph proposal fully outlining the story concept must be submitted and approved, then the story completed within 90 days of proposal approval. This is royalty paying project with the final percentage for authors determined by final number of authors in the book. Book will be published when Pro Se determines enough stories have been collected, with the target being 60,000 plus words.
The stories for this volume must utilize TWO of the following characters as co-leads in the tale-Ben Thompson, Annie Oakley, Luke Short, Doc Holliday, John Wesley Hardin, Clay Allison, William Bonney, Belle Starr, Bass Reeves, Jesse James, Tom Horn, Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Gratton Dalton, Sam Bass, Kid Curry, Butch Cassidy, Johnny Ringo, Boone Helm, Cherokee Bill, Henry Starr, Nat Love, Calamity Jane, and Harry Tracy.
All stories must be set within the lifetimes of the lead characters and must be written without fantastic, science fiction, or fantasy elements. Also, the two characters used in stories must have been not known to have historically interacted regularly (This eliminates Wyatt Earp from being teamed up with Luke Short, Doc Holliday, or Bat Masterson, for example). Also, the stories cannot include anyone else from the above list, only the two lead characters the author chooses to use.
Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If an author sends in a proposal but has never worked with Pro Se Productions before, a four page writing sample MUST accompany the proposal.
For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies to review this book, contact Pro Se Productions’ Director of Corporate Operations, Kristi King-Morgan at email@example.com.