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The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica
« on: October 02, 2012, 02:47:53 pm »
Alchemy Press is pleased to announce The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica: Stories of the Zodiac for print publication and e-book versions in 2013. This themed anthology will be edited by award-winning editor Allen Ashley.

Allen says: "I am looking for stories about the signs of the Zodiac, the characteristics associated with those signs and/ or people born under them. I will also consider stories involving the mythical characters and creatures of the astrological signs, perhaps their history and origin, perhaps their present and future state. Note: I am not saying that one has to believe in the paraphernalia associated with modern astrology; but authors should seek to use some of this as inspiration and underpinning of their narratives..."

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 10:57:57 am »
The editor of Astrologica, Allen Ashley, writes here:
http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/astrologica-update.html

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 11:20:12 am »
Allen Ashley, editor of forthcoming anthology The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica, gives us this update:

“Keep those stories coming in, I am very much enjoying reading them.

Now, everybody has their own star sign so I am looking for a fair spread of stories. With this in mind, I would be particularly keen to receive a few more stories themed around the following signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn.

Of course, if you are writing something on a sign not mentioned above, that’s fine, please send that in as well.

All stories previously received – many on the star signs mentioned! – are still under consideration. I love editing but I’m a busy man. Make me even busier!”

Submission guidelines can be found here. http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/p/astrologica.html



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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2013, 04:56:21 pm »

One month left to submit your stories. Allen Ashley, your hard-working editor, is waiting for your stories.

http://alchemypress.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/submission-period-one-month-remaining.html


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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Astrologica
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 03:53:08 pm »

Allen Ashley, editor of our forthcoming anthology Astrologica: Tales of the Zodiac, reports:

“Thank you for all the wonderful submissions so far. Just a quick update on what I am still looking for. Which is: I would like to receive more submissions around the following star signs – Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn. Also, a couple more for Cancer and Virgo would be helpful. Length 3000 to 8000 words. As many submissions have been in the 3000 to 5000 range, I am quite keen to receive stories towards the upper limit. So, folks, just two weeks to go. Submissions to me at: editorastrologica @ hotmail.co.uk”

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 01:55:19 pm »
Allen Ashley, editor of our forthcoming anthology Astrologica: Stories of the Zodiac reports:

“I have had a late upsurge in submissions but I have also corresponded with a few authors who have requested an extension. So, in the spirit of fair play, I am extending the closing date for submissions for everybody to midnight Sunday 14 April 2013.

In other news, you will have noticed that we have now settled on the anthology title as Astrologica: Stories of the Zodiac. And, to answer another query that regularly comes up, I am essentially looking for one story per star sign. Leo is already taken, for definite.”