I’m excited to announce that we have pulled together eleven classic stories from the BEYOND THE STARS series and added four new ones to create this tremendous new anthology–BEST OF BEYOND THE STARS! It’s now available at the debut price of only $2.99 for a limited time.
The most recent volume features authors David Adams, Michael Anderle, S.M. Blooding, David Bruns, Ann Christy, Michael Ezell, G. S. Jennsen, Joseph Robert Lewis, Samuel Peralta, Susan Kaye Quinn, Jeff Seymour, Christopher J. Valin, Nick Webb, Jennifer Foehner Wells, and me! As the Series Editor, I made the selections, and the editing was done by the excellent Ellen Campbell. We have a glorious cover illustration created by multiple Hugo Award winner Julie Dillon.
Here are the earlier volumes in the series, in case you haven’t picked them up:
BEYOND THE STARS: New Worlds, New Suns
BEYOND THE STARS: At Galaxy’s Edge
BEYOND THE STARS: A Planet Too Far
DARK BEYOND THE STARS… the original!
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And if you think you have a story that might interest us, please do submit it! Here are the details:
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for
*** Beyond the Stars: Unimagined Realms ***
Accepting submissions for new, previously unpublished short stories for the August, 2018 release of the sixth volume in the acclaimed “Beyond the Stars” space opera anthology series. We define the term space opera broadly. Any story that doesn’t take place exclusively on Earth qualifies.
Title: BEYOND THE STARS: Unimagined Realms
Length: 4,000 – 8,000 words
Pay per original story: Flat fee $200, payable upon publication.
Submissions due: May 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2018
Projected publication date: August 24, 2018
Patrice Fitzgerald, Producer and Series Editor, will choose the stories in her sole discretion. Please send submissions to Patrice Fitzgerald at this dedicated address: BeyondTheStarsSeries@gmail.com
Once selected, authors agree also to supply short descriptions of their story, representative photographs of their faces, and answers to a brief Q&A segment.
Authors accepted will be expected to help by promoting the series to the best of their abilities on social media and via personal newsletters.
For reference, see our most recent release, Best of BEYOND THE STARS:
Preface your story with the title, your name, your email address, and the word length. All of this makes your story easier to read and edit, and then quickly format for publication. Points for you if you comply with this and make the story evaluators happy.
Please prepare your submitted stories in Word (.doc or .docx are both fine), Times New Roman, Font size 12. Single spacing, with only one space after a period. When you have a scene change, indicate it via a line with three asterisks, centered, with a space in between.
Please also, when submitting, supply any pertinent facts, such as: You’re a New York Times Bestselling author (which would be awesome, but don’t be discouraged if you’re not), you have a big social media presence, a large list of newsletter subscribers, or you have a ticket to go with Elon Musk to Mars.
Tags: Ann Christy, Christopher J. Valin, David Adams, David Bruns, Ellen Campbell, G.S. Jennsen, Jeff Seymour, Jennifer Foehner Wells, Joseph Robert Lewis, Julie Dillon, Michael Anderle, Michael Ezell, Nick Webb, Patrice Fitzgerald, S.M. Blooding, Samuel Peralta, Susan Kaye Quinn
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