Tuesday, December 27, 2005

reminder: submit to dragon anthology

There's still time to submit your short fiction (or poetry) to Vin Simbulan's upcoming "A Time for Dragons: An Anthology of Philippine Draconic Fiction".

I'm 100% behind this speculative fiction project, naturally, and will be contributing a story or two myself (assuming it/they pass muster, of course). Vin is a two-time National Book Awardee (for his work on Isaw, atbp. and Siglo: Freedom), and his latest output includes fiction and grafiction contributions to 2005's Project: Hero, Siglo: Passion and Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol 1.

Vin says:
Show me something new, something fresh, something that presents the dragon in a new light and restores a sense of awe and wonder. I'll accept tales from across genres: classic fantasy, science fiction, horror, slipstream, children's fiction/juvenilia, as well as poetry - whatever strikes your fancy. Show me new dragons that have never been seen before, make it grand or small, just keep in mind that we are dealing with a creature that has fascinated humanity's collective imagination for centuries. Give it the treatment it deserves.

Here are the requirements (his full post can be found here):

1. Word Count. For fiction, anywhere from 2500 to 6000 words. For poetry, short or long form is acceptable. English language only.

2. Language & Setting. English language. Can be set in original imaginary worlds or the "real" world, not necessarily the Philippines (as Dragons are "universal"). Absolutely no fan fic.

3. Number of Entries. Each author may submit up to two (2) submissions.

4. Format. Only via email. Attach as a Word Document - just make sure your submission is virus-free. Please email all submissions to: viniquest(at)yahoo(dot)com

5. Cover Letter. Kindly include a cover letter that includes the title of your submission, the word count, your full name, contact details including contact numbers, as well as a list of your previously published work, if any. New unpublished authors are more than welcome to submit.

6. Compensation. Each author whose work becomes part of the anthology will receive two (2) author's copies of the final publication.

7. Deadline & Publication Schedule. All submissions must be received before midnight of January 4, 2006. Authors of selected pieces will be informed thereafter. The book will be released by the first quarter of 2006.

Dean's notes:

* Email Vin regarding the deadline. I'm not absolutely certain, but perhaps it has been extended.

** I'm pretty sure that Vin is open to subs from not just the Philippines. Again, address him directly for inquiries.


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