This Friday, your Examiner would like to draw your attention to another Kickstarter-funded anthology that’s inviting your submissions: Gigantic Worlds, to be released by the end of the year.
Gigantic Worlds will feature “stories that transport us to realms of the unknown, the unbelievable, the logically illogical, and the disturbing or disturbed!” And all of these stories must each have a word count of no more than 1,200.
That’s what makes this volume so intriguing. Anthologies of flash fiction are vanishingly rare.
Gigantic has always focused on flash fiction. It is simply what we love, know, and do best. Science flash fiction poses a unique challenge, since the author has a limited number of words to impart a whole other reality. But if all the matter in the universe was compacted into a singularity before exploding out in a big bang, we are confident our writers can wow you in a few hundred words.
This will be the debut book release from Gigantic Books, producer of the print and online magazines Gigantic. The magazine also seeks flash fiction, though of a slightly shorter length (1,000) than that sought for the upcoming anthology.
Unlike the magazine, which only pays in copies, contributors to Gigantic Worlds will “earn a professional rate!” This was the second of the Kickstarter project’s stretch goals, and it has been met.
Rights sought for that price have not been specified for Gigantic Worlds, but on the same submissions guidelines page you can find guidelines for the magazine, which acquires first publication rights. Also on that page is the Submittable.com form you’ll use to submit your manuscript. You will need to have created a Submittable.com account (free of charge) or login with Facebook.
Simultaneous submissions OK. Multiple submissions OK, max 3. Submission deadline: August 1.