Short Stories with Strong Female Protagonists Wanted by Metasagas Press

Those of you who write fantasy or science fiction might be interested in this opportunity from Metasagas Press. For their new anthology Futuristica (Volume 1) they want stories of 3,000 to 10,000 words, and are paying a decent 6c a word. More information from their website can be found below…

Submissions Guidelines & Payment Information

We pay 6 cents per word against a pro rata share of royalties. We buy first rights and exclusive eBook rights for 6 months after the date of publication. We do not purchase reprints. We accept simultaneous submissions. Manuscripts should be in standard manuscript format. Manuscripts should be between 3,000 and 10,000 words. No prior publishing experience is required.

Story Criteria

Story content must be original. We do not accept fan fiction or derivative works. We prize diversity, specifically stories that include multicultural backgrounds or lead characters of atypical ethnic origins. Basically, while we have nothing against heterosexual white American males, we feel they are already adequately represented in science fiction and we want stories about the rest of humanity. We are interested in character-oriented fiction.

Women Positive

Not every princess needs saving. We want stories with awesome female protagonists. Zoë Washburn? YES! Princess Leia? Definitely! That blonde girl from The Temple of Doom? No! Bella? Hahahaha. No.

Sex Positive

If it isn’t consensual, it isn’t sex. Can the story contain sexual content? Absolutely! However, the sexual content should be integral to the story, but not the whole story. Does there have to be sex in the story? Nope. No demeaning sex acts. No rape. Period.

Science Positive

Stories should explore science fiction, scientific fantasy, space opera, emerging technologies, etc… We have a preference for near future, near Earth settings. No high fantasy, please. No dragons or dinosaurs, unless they also have lasers.

Source: SUBMISSIONS | Metasagas Press

Stories can be submitted via the form on the website. The last date to submit stories for consideration is 31 August 2015.

Good luck!

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