Oh yes yes! I want to read another one! Can you make it a series? ;]
BTW, what rights do you buy? Right now I'm all too busy writing nonfiction, but this is one of the things I tend to look for in the submissions guidelines.
First Worldwide Rights and Reprint Rights depending on what I'm buying.
I write quite a lot of Lovecraftian stories. I've had three purchased by Innsmouth Free Press. Would something on the lines of Cthulhu Ate Saul's or ... Brains (Not real intended title)be appropriate for this.
Sure, just find a hook and make it work. I have a Cthulu/Jonah mashup in She Nailed a Stake Through His Head that you may either want to read for inspiration or avoid entirely.
Thank you for that. I think I'll put on my goggles and have a commune with the dark forces. Much of my work deals with the effect of overweening hubris on human failure. I have some ideas.
Good luck. Obviously, reading She Nailed a Stake Through His Head will give you a good idea of what I'm looking for (shameless plug) but I tend to have a very fluid view of what's good. I pretty much need to fall in love with a story to buy it - which is sadly quite useless as a submission guideline - but there are a lot of stories that I read that make me feel like I am on a perfectly harmless but not terribly exciting blind date where I like the person/story but I am not terribly excited to see them again. And even a second look doesn't change that view.
But in the first anthology of Bible-themed stories, there are really out there disgusting stories (like the Jonah/Cthulu mashup) and very understated horror stories (like the vampire Christian story) and everything in-between including tragic romance, experimental and one story that pretty much reminded me of the fifth season of Angel (except the evil corporation was modeled after the Babylonians in the Book of Daniel)
Question: considering the tale of the Levite's concubine set in a SF milieu. Will that work for you?
Might as well try it. Which Levite? Where is it from?
Ooh, I am coming late to this table, but I hope I can come up with something; and never fear, I have stern editors, so if I do manage to make the deadline you won't have to spork your eyeballs out for my sake.
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Great. I may also extend the submission guideline - depending on how many definite stories I have by the end of the month. Thank you.
Down to the proverbial wire. Any ruling on that extension? I can always use an extra day or two. :)
Yeah. Looks like I'm going to extend this one. I'll make it official tomorrow. I will also be raising the advance.
Oh, thank goodness for the extension; I did a terrible job of writing in January and was annoyed at myself for missing this one. I'll keep thinking.
Excellent. I'll make good use of the time!
Thanks for the extension. I've always wanted to do something on 2 Kings 17. With the extension, maybe I can manage to come up with something. Thanks so much. Due date is now 31 March 2012, am I right?
Three of David's top 'Mighty Men', one of them being Benaniah (my favorite Biblical 'superhero' of all time), has been the focus of much of my inner narrative for the past few years! I've been looking for a market for the idea to God knows how long. I've NEVER published and only have one rejection slip from Cat Rambo of Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine. Could you be the first?! God knows. Can I romp with this? I mean just color outside the lines (the Bible doesn't go into Ben's head when he's doing all his 'Mighty Deeds', but I want to. I want to be able to make David's language more current also, ya know, "C'mon Ben, I told you Asferllagus, was on his way. What didn't you understand about the Egyptian's motives for coming after you?!" Ya know, I guess I need to read some of the previous anthology to get a glimpse of what you're really looking for. I've got three weeks to pump this out. I mean it, this is exciting. I'm going to work......
BTW, I have written a story where Benaiah is a middle-aged operator in King Solomon's court. Aside from being menacing, the coolest thing he does is to warn the protagonist that a member of her party "has an evil spirit." It doesn't mean a demon, but it is his term for recommending that the guy needs counseling.
I tried to upgrade, but my encryption software keeps messing it up. I'm not sure if I've upgraded to a full account. ....but I want to! This sight is boss....
Is there any chance that you might extend the deadline a bit longer?
Maybe. Right now it kind of depends on what I get in the slush pile. Thus far I only have three stories that I like enough to publish (although the maybe pile is there) so if it doesn't fill (at least 7 stories) I will extend it.
You know what. If you got something - go ahead and send it in. I'm being very picky right now so might as well add to the slush pile.
Has the deadline expired? I'm inclined to write about the capture of the Ark of the Covenant. (I'd have started earlier, but I had other writing projects waiting in line ahead of this.)
Finish the story and then query. I am still reading slush and it depends on how much I get from the slush pile. If I get enough to fill an anthology, I won't. But I'm highly critical and I only want to include stories that I absolutely love.