CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Forget the meek—the geek shall inherit the earth, and it’s their turn to find out just how much love bytes. We love seeing beauty and brains combined, whether geeks are dealing with the tiresome rigors of tech support, arguing Star Wars vs. Star Trek, brewing coffee in beakers, pwning the opposing faction in an MMORPG, or single-handedly bringing down an unstoppable robot army. No longer shall geeks be pushed to the bottom of the social ladder. The geek revolution is now, and we want to hear their stories.
Entangled publishing seeks submissions for a 2012 geek collection on the Ever After line. Submissions must:
- Be 20,000 to 40,000 words in length.
- Contain strong romantic elements.
- Involve a geek as a primary character, anything from a programmer to a starship engineer.
All heat levels will be accepted, but erotic elements must not be the main focus of the story.
Previously published material will not be considered, nor will manuscripts that have already been rejected by Entangled.
Manuscripts that have been chosen for the anthology will be released as ebooks in 2012, with the possibility of a print compilation at a later date.
To submit a manuscript for consideration, please send the full manuscript (RTF format) and a one-page query letter briefly describing the premise, heat level, and word count to everafter-submissions(at)entangledpublishing(dot)com. Query letters should be addressed to Adrien-Luc Sanders. Please include “Geek Collection” and your title in the subject line.
Submissions are open until April 15th, 2012 and final decisions will be made by May 1st. Standard Entangled Publishing royalty rates apply. Standard Entangled Publishing royalty rates apply.
Oh, I so love this idea! I’m going to try to write and send something for this, although I’d love to check it out as a reader, too. 😀
One question, can the novellas feature YA main characters or should they focus on adult characters only?
We’re fine with YA for the geek call so long as it’s upper-level YA, not crossover.
What an exciting opportunity! I have to ask, does ‘geek’ imply they have to be technically-minded? I mean, could a girl who knows Dante’s Inferno off by heart in the original Italian count as a geek?
Because if so I’d absolutely love to give this a try!
I just have a quick question about copyright. If I was planning to write a novel around a game (not fan-fiction, but a story around a game tournament for example) is it okay to name the game (e.g. WoW, Halo, etc) or would this breach copyright and/or the game company’s intellectual property?
Looking forward to your reply! 🙂
Just wondering if there’s any information on the copyright/IP question above?