HELL’S EMPIRE from Ulthar Press
ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
These guidelines are detailed, so please read them carefully. Within the framework, there is room for a wealth of stories, from tales of very personal challenge and loss or triumph, through subtle occult ventures, to large scale slaughter. Technical details and requirements are give on the last page. If there is a role model for the anthology, then it is basically H G Well’s ‘War of the Worlds’. A more occult version of that. We can set a few basics first:
- Hell’s Empire is set firmly in the real Britain and /or Ireland of the 1890s.
- We are not looking for Lovecraftian Mythos, steampunk or alternate dimensions. Sorry.
- The British Empire is not prepared for the Incursion, and in its early stages the Incursion might not even be recognised for what it is.
- Military and civilian technology levels are exactly what they were in the 1890s.
If you prefer to pitch an outline idea before investing a lot of writing time, you are welcome to do so. Send your outline to the email address at the bottom, subject line: Hell’s Empire/Pitch.
Submissions are open from 25th October 2017 to 1st February 2018 inclusive.
Around 5000 words is the sweet spot; 3500 – 4000 is OK. Anything much more than 5000 words may work if you have a great idea for a tale, but this is best queried with the editor first.
Please submit as a standard double-spaced document in a common file form, either doc or rtf, with your name, email address and title at the top of the document. This is so we can match submissions to submission emails if they get separated.
Headers and footers are not required. Italics for italics. No fancy fonts. Submit in Calibre or Times New Roman font at 12 point size. No lines between paragraphs. Do NOT use formatting programs for indents. Please use Tabs. One space after periods.
Emails should have Hell’s Empire/Your Name/Story Title in the subject line. The story should be an attached document, not embedded in your email. Please include in your email the briefest covering details:
- The name under which you write
- Full title of your story and final word count
- No more than a couple of lines about you or your writing credits.
We don’t read anything longer, as your story is what you’ll be judged on. Send completed submissions (and pitches) to:
General updates will be posted in the Imperial Weird Facebook Group and here. We will acknowledge receipt, and will do some reading during the submission period, but do not expect final responses until February 2018.
Payment will be 1 cent/word, to a maximum of $50, made upon publication.
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Cover art Hell by FantasyArt0102 on DeviantArt