Following the launch of their first anthology, a volume of dark fiction entitled Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny (seventeen new stories of female werewolves), Hic Dragones are seeking submissions for a new anthology of short stories set in impossible spaces. Impossible Spaces … and the Things we Find There will be edited by Hannah Kate.
They state: “From the conceptual impossibilities of China MiÃ¨villeâ€™s worlds, to the illogicality of Lewis Carrollâ€™s Wonderland, the retro-futurism of steampunk and the Kafka-esque repetitions and restrictions of dystopia â€“ we love fiction set in places that could not (or should not) be. Weâ€™re looking for new and established writers to contribute dark and weird fiction for a new collection of stories set in places that bend the mind.”
They are seeking “edgy, dark and weird fiction. While setting is very important, weâ€™re also looking for compelling characters and original plots. Any interpretation of the theme is welcome â€“ and we have no preconceptions about what â€˜placeâ€™ and â€˜spaceâ€™ might mean. Any genre considered: dark fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, SF, steampunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, dystopian, slipstream. Weâ€™re looking for original and fresh voices that challenge and unsettle.”
The required word count is between 3,000 and 7,000 words, and the submission deadline is Thursday 13 December 2012. Since Hic Dragones is a new press they regret they are unable to pay contributors, but one contributor copy will be supplied. Full submission guidelines can be found HERE