Submissions

Quantum Corsets New Submission Calls

To start 2017’s releases, here is our first submission call to get your creative teeth into.

Submission Call: Her Dark Voice Volume Two (ONLY OPEN TO FEMALE AUTHORS)
Editor: Theresa Derwin
Deadline date: 15th Aug 2017
Publisher: Quantum Corsets
Genre: Horror/Dark Fantasy
Attach as: Word doc or doc x
Release Date: Late 2017/Early 2018

Following on from the publication of Her Dark Voice edited by Theresa Derwin, a couple of years ago, Quantum Corsets is calling for genre stories written by women for a second volume of this anthology, which will raise funds for Breast Cancer Research.

This collection of short stories will continue raising awareness of female authors in SF, Fantasy & Horror, whilst raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Now. The book will feature 12 dark stories (the darker the better) written by female authors in the industry.
We will consider;
Horror, SF, Dark Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Bizzaro, and similar genres.
We will not consider;
Zombies, Steampunk or Erotica

The book release will be at a recognised convention with a limited hardback, paperback and eBook.
We can offer 5% net profit royalties with a £10 token payment and a copy of those three editions mentioned.

15% of profits will go to Breast Cancer research.

I hope you would be interested in producing a story for this cause.
I am looking for stories from 4,000 to 6,000 words.
Please follow the submission guidelines on our website.
Follow the link below for further guidance

http://www.shunn.net/format/story.html

Email submissions to quantumcorsets@gmail.com as a Word doc only.
Name your doc as follows; HDV2/Name/Story title
Email subject as follows; Name/HDV2/Word count
Our second submission calls is sure to be (em) balm for the soul!
Mummy Knows Best
Editor: Theresa Derwin
Publisher: Quantum Corsets
Submission deadline: Midnight GBT Sun 16th July 2017
Attach as: Word doc or doc x
Genre: SFF/Horror
Release date: Autumn 2017 at a SFF/Horror Con

 

So, what do we want? What will your story need to be to potentially meet our requirements?

It’ll be 3,500 – 7,000 with a preference of 5,000 words.
You’ll have followed the Shunn guidelines and;
used double quotation marks for speech and single for inverted commas.

Mummy Knows Best is an anthology about Mummies. Not Mothers! Though if you have a great idea about a Mummy who’s a mummy, why not give it a whirl?

Please consider the range of Mummies across the globe or even beyond! No place is anathema and no time is prohibited. I don’t want just Egyptian mummies! In fact, I will be accepting no more than two Egyptian mummy stories.

If you have a solid idea for an Egyptian based story, please approach me at the email address below with a brief outline of no more than 200 words by 22nd June 2017.

We would like to see a wide variety of stories from Eastern and Western cultures as well as anywhere your imagination takes you. However, I don’t want a rehash of Brendan Fraser or Tom Cruise blockbusters. Think Universal rather than Michael Bay – adventure and a sense of wonder are encouraged. A sense of humour would be good – if it doesn’t become a pastiche.

I am looking for diversity – not just single, white, male, middle class characters. Reflect the multi-cultural society in which we live. LGBT characters are encouraged. Consider #POC as protagonists. Breath life and substance into your characters and settings.

Please send your story as an attachment to quantumcorsets@gmail.com by the submission closure date.

Your email subject should be;
SURNAME/MUMMY/WORD COUNT

Do not include a bio at this stage.
Please ensure your Word or RTF doc is titled as follows;

Mummy/Name/Story Title

Decisions will be notified by email within 4 – 6 weeks after submission closure date.

You should receive a receipt for your submission within 10 days of sending it to the correct email address.

The important bit – Payment

Successful authors will receive:
A physical copy of the paperback and eBook of Mummy Knows Best
A year’s subscription to receive all our eBooks 2017
A £10 token payment at the launch event or within one month of the launch event.
A 5% royalty

Good luck

Theresa Derwin