Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Rules for Out of Place, Out of Time II


Welcome to the next installment of Out of Place, Out of Time. For those of you who were published in the first book, you know what this is all about. For the rest of you, I’m sure you’ve see something similar to this before.

First a few changes from last time:

1) I am doubling the max word count from 1000 to 2000. Hear that? We’re capping these stories at 2000 this time. Go nuts with that extra thousand words.
2) I, personally, will not be doing anywhere near the amount of stories that I did for the last book. It was fun, but I just don’t have the time and I felt kind of strange dominating the last edition. That being said, I’m hoping we can get significantly more entries this time around so that the book is still approximately the same size.

So here are the rules:
- Write a story about someone who is OUT OF PLACE. How you interpret that is up to you, and half the fun.
- I am looking for an absolute minimum of 10 contributors other than myself to write 2000 (max) words on this subject. Hopefully we get closer to 30 to make this a robust collection.
- Submitters are allowed to send me up to three (3) stories.
- I am going to make the due date October 1, 2012.
- Send submissions to steevo83 at the gmail dot commz.
- I do reserve the right to reject any stories at my discretion, however, I trust you lot to send me good work, so I doubt I'll have to use that caveat.

As I said last year, I would love to pay you all for this, and I might just if I can strap together the cash, but chances are pretty good that I won’t have that kind of loot… What I can promise this time is, at the very least a free e-copy, and hopefully a physical edition for each contributor as soon as the books hit print. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask here or email me directly. We had a great response last year and hopefully this year’s edition will be even better.

See you all in the funny pages.