The year is 1985. A covert private company, with government assistance, has constructed the first operational time travel vessel. After several successful unmanned test runs, it is now deemed safe for humans to operate.
Deadline: June 15th, 2017
Payment: Exposure and Royalties
60% of profits received
50% off RP paperback contributor copies (cost)
Word Count: Up to 5000 preferred
The year is 1985.
A covert private company, with government assistance, has constructed the first operational time travel vessel. After several successful unmanned test runs, it is now deemed safe for humans to operate.
Beyond this prompt, you can take the theme anywhere you like. The present day is 1985, and you should keep that in mind, using the technology available at the time plus any reasonable sci-fi elements (like our time machine).
But you decide if the travelers are going back or forward in time from there, whether the operators are legitimate or those who have stolen it, their mission or plans, as long as it maintains the basic present of 1985. We are looking for some retro fun here with that.
Likewise, you decide if altering the past or present has a positive, negative, or somewhat unimportant, effect on the timeline moving forward from the start of the journey. While this may or may not be of primary importance to your story, I do want it to be acknowledged at some level.
I am always looking for great horror. While this is science fiction and we want to have the Eighties retro element to all the stories, I would LOVE IT if my fellow twisted minds put a dark spin on the proceedings.
I will accept poetry as well.
If your story is over 6000 words, please email me a short synopsis first and explain why it needs to be longer. I will accept a few longer ones.
No minimum. I love flash and very short fiction, as long as it tells a story and isn’t just a vignette or character sketch.
Please submit your manuscript as a *.rtf, *.doc or *.docx file (all other formats will automatically be rejected. Contact me prior to submitting if this presents an issue for you.)
No headers, footers or page numbers.
Please check grammar.
Upon acceptance into the anthology, you agree that Horrified Press holds exclusive publishing rights for six months from the date of publication. All intellectual property rights over the author’s work remain with the author, with the proviso that Horrified Press retains distribution rights in the format of the contracted anthology.
This title will be available as an e-book and trade quality paperback.
George Wilhite will be presiding over this anthology.
Email your submission as an attachment to: geojazz@
The email subject line must read: “SUBMISSION – Time Port 1985 – ‘your story title’” or your submission will not be considered for this anthology.
Successful applicants will be notified before the deadline has expired.
Source linik: horrifiedpress.wordpress.com
Cover art: Time Machine by DusanMarkovic.