Thursday, January 2, 2014
CALL FOR STORIES!
My wife Robin and I have assumed the reins at Western Trail Blazer, which has been one of the success stories of the ebook age. And we are looking to expand.
We plan to release several series of anthologies, each one 25-to-30,000 words, and then release each individual story from those anthologies as an ebook single. If you would like to submit a new story, or a previously published one to which that you've retained the rights, send 'em on! Here are the series titles:
WESTERN TALES- just what it says. Traditional westerns, though some could have contemporary settings.
LADIES LOVE OUTLAWS- western romance. (we may also do other variations- LAWMEN LOVE LADIES, for instance.)
TERROR IN THE WEST- western horror stories.
PARANORMAL PLAINS- for those "softer" supernatural stories.
PAST IMPERFECT: STEAMPUNK STORIES- nuff said.
THE MOUNTAIN MEN- tales of the fur trappers, especially but not limited to those in the Rockies.
KILLING BRAND- mysteries set in the American West.
REQUIREMENTS: stories must be a minimum of 4,000 words. If you have novels or novellas, those are welcome as well. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and put the series you are submitting to in the subject line of the email.
ROYALTIES: If your story is accepted and published, you will receive 70% of actual royalties (after distributors' fees) for each 99 cent short story ebook, and receive an equal share of 70% with the other authors included in each anthology. Visit our website at westerntrailblazer.com for other such details.
DEADLINE: Since these are going to be series of anthologies, there's no real deadline. For example, as soon as we accept enough western horror stories to fill a 30k volume, they will be released as TERROR IN THE WEST vol. 1, and the next western horror stories we get (and accept) will go into TERROR IN THE WEST vol. 2, and so on.