SCHEHERAZADE’S FAÇADE Deadline Feb. 28, 2010
First off, I’m looking for fantasy. High, low, dark, historical, romantic, urban, mythical - just about anything goes as long as it has those fantastic elements to it. No straight-out horror, no science fiction, please. The magical elements can be subtle or blatant, but they must be identifiable as such.
Second, I’m looking for stories in which the protagonist or other major characters are disguised or transformed, or otherwise challenge traditional gender roles. Think of Bugs Bunny, donning a dress to confuse the Tasmanian Devil, or Mulan, who masquerades as a man to join the army in her father’s stead. Consider Tamora Pierce’s Alanna, who spends years disguised as a boy to become a knight, or Coyote, who often changes shape to play his tricks
TRIANGULATION Deadline Mar. 31, 2010
Theme is "End of the Rainbow."
Science fiction, horror, fantasy, magic realism, alternate history, whatever -- if there's a speculative element vital to your story, we'll gladly give it a read.
We love creative interpretations of our theme, "End of the Rainbow". Don't ask us what it means -- tell us what it means with a story that convinces us you're right.
LADIES OF TRADE TOWN Deadline June 9, 2010
The stories selected for this anthology will build on that varied background to tell well-crafted tales of the women and men – and other sentient beings – who “ply the trade” in a variety of times and settings. I’m looking for original science fiction, fantasy, and related genre short stories that entertain and play to the imagination of the reader. Show me something I haven’t seen, read, or written.
I found these on Ralans.